Scottish League One
East FifeEast Fife1BrechinBrechin City2

East Fife 1-2 Brechin City

Brechin City scored in each half to secure a victory that leaves East Fife only a point clear of bottom spot and relegation from League One.

Andy Jackson's header was ruled to have crossed the line as the City striker grabbed his 14th goal of the season after 20 minutes.

Alan Trouten doubled Brechin's advantage with a low right-footed strike two minutes from time.

Pat Clarke's close-range finish in injury time pulled one back.

However, it came too late to prevent a third straight defeat for the Fifers, although they remain second bottom after Arbroath's home defeat by Dunfermline Athletic.

East Fife are away to promotion hopefuls Ayr United in their final game, while the Red Lichties visit in-form Airdrieonians.

Line-ups

East Fife

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Paterson
  • 2DurieSubstituted forMcKenzieat 41'minutes
  • 3Johnstone
  • 4Campbell
  • 6Thom
  • 5Mbu
  • 7AustinSubstituted forInkangoat 73'minutes
  • 11McBride
  • 19Buchanan
  • 8Hughes
  • 10SmithSubstituted forClarkeat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stewart
  • 14O'Neill
  • 15Stewart
  • 16McKenzie
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Inkango
  • 21Rooney

Brechin

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 3Petrie
  • 8Cameron
  • 4Hay
  • 5KennethSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
  • 7Trouten
  • 6Molloy
  • 10Thomson
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forRobbat 76'minutes
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forCarcaryat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Moyes
  • 14Jackson
  • 15Robb
  • 16Carcary
  • 17McLauchlan
  • 18Brown
  • 21Nelson
Referee:
Iain Brines
Attendance:
591

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home2
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 1, Brechin City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Brechin City 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 1, Brechin City 2. Pat Clarke (East Fife) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Buchanan.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Derek Carcary (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).

  7. Post update

    Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 0, Brechin City 2. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cameron.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Derek Carcary replaces Ryan Ferguson.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Jackson replaces Garry Kenneth because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Steven Robb (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Post update

    Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Bruce Inkango (East Fife).

  15. Post update

    Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Robb replaces Andy Jackson.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Bruce Inkango replaces Nathan Austin.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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