Match ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 0.
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.
- 7BrownBooked at 72mins
- 6WalkerBooked at 56mins
- 11DicksonSubstituted forMcAleerat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 10RiordanSubstituted forSmithat 80'minutes
- 19AustinSubstituted forCookat 87'minutes
- 1McCallumBooked at 22mins
- 2LittleBooked at 76mins
- 4NicollBooked at 43mins
- 5McGeeverSubstituted forRowanat 57'minutes
- 3JohnstoneBooked at 27mins
- 8StewartSubstituted forBuchanat 83'minutes
- 10MurraySubstituted forSmithat 64'minutes
- Mike Roncone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 0.
Caolan McAleer (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.
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.
Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Nathan Austin.
Attempt missed. Caolan McAleer (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Foul by Jordan Lowdon (Arbroath).
Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Arbroath. Kevin Buchan replaces Keiran Stewart.
Substitution, East Fife. Scott Smith replaces Derek Riordan.
Attempt missed. Lewis Barr (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Marc McCallum.
Attempt saved. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
Ricky Little (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).
Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Caolan McAleer.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Brown.