Scottish League Two
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East Fife 1-5 Arbroath

Simon Murray scored a hat-trick as Scottish League Two leaders Arbroath comfortably beat 10-man East Fife.

Murray's opener was cancelled out by Jon McShane's penalty, which was conceded by Craig Johnstone.

Paul McManus turned home to regain the lead for the visitors after the Fifers' Ross Campbell had been sent off for a foul on Adam Hunter.

Murray scored twice in quick succession and Jack Smith rounded off the victory for Arbroath late in the match.

Line-ups

East Fife

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Mullen
  • 4Campbell
  • 16Barr
  • 3SmithSubstituted forCampbellat 34'minutesBooked at 50mins
  • 14Austin
  • 8Brown
  • 6WalkerBooked at 69mins
  • 7McAleerSubstituted forCookat 64'minutes
  • 9McShaneSubstituted forFalconerat 82'minutes
  • 10SmithBooked at 68mins

Substitutes

  • 5Moyes
  • 11Cook
  • 18Maskrey
  • 19Falconer
  • 21Millar
  • 23Campbell

Arbroath

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McCallum
  • 2Little
  • 4Nicoll
  • 5McBrideBooked at 88mins
  • 3Johnstone
  • 7Linn
  • 8Hunter
  • 6Whatley
  • 11LowdonSubstituted forEastonat 69'minutes
  • 9McManusBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBuchanat 82'minutes
  • 10MurraySubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Buchan
  • 15Lindsay
  • 16El-Zubaidi
  • 17Stewart
  • 18Easton
  • 21Morrison
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
806

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home3
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 1, Arbroath 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Arbroath 5.

  3. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 1, Arbroath 5. Jack Smith (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dylan Easton.

  5. Post update

    Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott McBride (Arbroath).

  7. Post update

    Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Easton (Arbroath).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Daryl Falconer replaces Jon McShane.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Paul McManus.

  12. Post update

    Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Easton (Arbroath).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jon McShane (East Fife).

  15. Post update

    Dylan Easton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Jack Smith replaces Simon Murray.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Allan Walker (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Brown.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alan Cook (East Fife).

  20. Post update

    Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arbroath18141344172743
2Albion18114329121737
3Queen's Park18113429131636
4Annan Athletic186662324-124
5Berwick175572824420
6East Fife185582528-320
7Clyde1853102132-1118
8Montrose1853102038-1818
9East Stirlingshire1751112039-1916
10Elgin163581527-1214
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