Scottish League Two
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East Fife 2-0 Arbroath

East Fife moved to within nine points of third-place Arbroath in Scottish League Two with victory over the Red Lichties.

The Fifers were awarded a penalty when Ross Brown was fouled but Derek Riordan's spot-kick was saved.

However, Riordan soon made amends when he fired home a free-kick before half-time.

Caolan McAleer's stoppage-time strike secured victory for Gary Naysmith's side.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Millar
  • 7BrownBooked at 72mins
  • 4Campbell
  • 5Page
  • 3Naysmith
  • 8Barr
  • 6WalkerBooked at 56mins
  • 2Mullen
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forMcAleerat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10RiordanSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
  • 19AustinSubstituted forCookat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Cook
  • 15McAleer
  • 16Adeyemo
  • 21Fleming

Arbroath

  • 1McCallumBooked at 22mins
  • 2LittleBooked at 76mins
  • 4NicollBooked at 43mins
  • 5McGeeverSubstituted forRowanat 57'minutes
  • 3JohnstoneBooked at 27mins
  • 7Linn
  • 8StewartSubstituted forBuchanat 83'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 11Lowdon
  • 9McManus
  • 10MurraySubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12McBride
  • 14Rowan
  • 15Grant
  • 16Smith
  • 17Buchan
  • 21Wilson
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
567

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 0.

  3. Booking

    Caolan McAleer (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 2, Arbroath 0. Caolan McAleer (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alan Cook.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Nathan Austin.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Caolan McAleer (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Keiran Stewart.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Scott Smith replaces Derek Riordan.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Marc McCallum.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  14. Booking

    Ricky Little (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Caolan McAleer.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Brown.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion30194750252561
2Queen's Park30166844271754
3Arbroath301551056401650
4East Fife29118104440441
5Annan Athletic30117124444040
6East Stirlingshire30122163755-1838
7Elgin29107124144-337
8Berwick2897124842634
9Clyde3097143347-1434
10Montrose3075183467-3326
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