Scottish League Two
Arbroath0East Fife2

Arbroath 0-2 East Fife

Arbroath's 100% start to the Scottish League Two season was ended as East Fife triumphed at Gayfield Park.

Gary Naysmith's Fifers successfully frustrated their high-flying opponents in the first half.

And the visitors went in front when Nathan Austin centred for Allan Walker to convert from close range.

Kevin Smith struck with a long-range effort to double East Fife's lead and though Arbroath had chances thereafter, they could not recover.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Crawford
  • 2Whatley
  • 6StewartSubstituted forCarreiroat 45'minutes
  • 3JohnstoneSubstituted forMcWalterat 77'minutes
  • 5El-Zubaidi
  • 4Nicoll
  • 11McBride
  • 7LinnBooked at 76mins
  • 8Hunter
  • 10BuchanSubstituted forMurrayat 45'minutes
  • 9McManus

Substitutes

  • 12Murray
  • 14Carreiro
  • 15Travis
  • 16Little
  • 17Birse
  • 18McWalter
  • 21Morrison

East Fife

  • 1Fleming
  • 18Smith
  • 19Page
  • 4Campbell
  • 15Naysmith
  • 6Walker
  • 3Smith
  • 7McAleerSubstituted forBrownat 83'minutes
  • 2Mullen
  • 14AustinSubstituted forCookat 87'minutes
  • 10SmithSubstituted forMcShaneat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Moyes
  • 8Brown
  • 9McShane
  • 11Cook
  • 16Barr
  • 21Millar
  • 22Campbell
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
829

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 0, East Fife 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, East Fife 2.

Mark Whatley (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jon McShane (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jon McShane replaces Kevin Smith.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

Attempt saved. Simon Murray (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Nathan Austin.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

Attempt saved. Dylan Carreiro (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Ross Brown replaces Caolan McAleer.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Simon Murray (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Dylan Carreiro (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Allan Fleming.

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kieran McWalter replaces Craig Johnstone.

Attempt missed. Allan Walker (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Caolan McAleer (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ali El-Zubaidi.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Whatley.

Attempt missed. Caolan McAleer (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

Attempt blocked. Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

Allan Walker (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Foul by Bobby Linn (Arbroath).

Scott Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 0, East Fife 2. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Craig Johnstone (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion540172512
2Arbroath540184412
3Berwick521212937
4Elgin52127707
5Montrose42027616
6East Fife52037706
7Queen's Park520346-26
8East Stirlingshire5203513-86
9Clyde411256-14
10Annan Athletic511368-24
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