Scottish League Two
East Fife2East Stirlingshire1

East Fife 2-1 East Stirlingshire

Sean Dickson's double gave East Fife victory over East Stirlingshire and moved the hosts closer to the Scottish League Two promotion play-off places.

Dickson struck well from outside the box shortly before half-time to give the Fifers the lead.

And he got his second midway through the second period, this time finishing from a difficult angle.

Billy Vidler netted a late consolation from close range for Shire, who remain second bottom.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Fleming
  • 20Smith
  • 22Etxabeguren
  • 24Page
  • 15Naysmith
  • 4CampbellBooked at 28mins
  • 8Brown
  • 2Mullen
  • 6WalkerBooked at 65minsSubstituted forBarrat 83'minutes
  • 23DicksonSubstituted forCookat 78'minutes
  • 9AdeyemoSubstituted forTrialistat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 11Cook
  • 16Barr
  • 19Trialist
  • 21Trialist

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 5GreeneBooked at 90mins
  • 4TownsleyBooked at 65mins
  • 6Bates
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 2Brisbane
  • 8McCabe
  • 9GreenhillSubstituted forBrownat 78'minutes
  • 7WrightSubstituted forVidlerat 73'minutes
  • 10McKenna
  • 11GilmourSubstituted forNicholsonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12MacGregor
  • 14Brown
  • 15Tully
  • 16Nicholson
  • 17Trialist
  • 18Wallace
  • 19Vidler
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
342

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 2, East Stirling 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 2, East Stirling 1.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

Attempt saved. Fraser Mullen (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Connor Greene (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Connor Greene (East Stirling).

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 2, East Stirling 1. Billy Vidler (East Stirling) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David McKenna.

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Lewis Barr replaces Allan Walker.

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

Foul by David Bates (East Stirling).

Allan Walker (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by David McKenna (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Gavin Brown replaces David Greenhill.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Sean Dickson.

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

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Billy Vidler replaces Max Wright.

Sean Dickson (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Nicholson (East Stirling).

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 2, East Stirling 0. Sean Dickson (East Fife) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left to the top right corner. Assisted by Trialist with a cross.

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

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

Booking

Allan Walker (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Sean Dickson (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Townsley (East Stirling).

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Jack Nicholson replaces Ross Gilmour.

Attempt missed. Neil McCabe (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by David Bates.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Allan Walker.

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonathan Page (East Fife).

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Trialist replaces Ola Adeyemo.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Attempt saved. Max Wright (East Stirling) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Queen's Park26146640221848
2Arbroath24144650282246
3Albion25144739241546
4Annan Athletic2510693734336
5East Fife248883533232
6Berwick2586114438630
7Elgin238692932-330
8Clyde2476112839-1127
9East Stirlingshire2481152649-2325
10Montrose2665153160-2923
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