Scottish League Two
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East Fife 3-1 Elgin City

Another double from Kevin Smith helped East Fife cruise past Elgin City.

The forward scored with a close-range finish into the bottom corner and could have doubled their lead before the break only to head over the crossbar from inside the six-yard box.

The 28-year-old then grabbed his second with a right-footed finish after being teed up by Allan Walker.

Derek Riordan made it three when he converted Smith's pass, though Jamie Reid did fire home for a consolation.

East Fife finish fourth in Scottish League Two and will take on League One second-bottom side Stenhousemuir in the promotion/relegation play-off semi-finals.

Line-ups

East Fife

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Fleming
  • 8BrownSubstituted forBarrat 75'minutes
  • 22Etxabeguren
  • 24Page
  • 3SmithSubstituted forCookat 66'minutes
  • 12Leyden
  • 6Walker
  • 2Mullen
  • 23Dickson
  • 19Riordan
  • 10SmithSubstituted forAdeyemoat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McAleer
  • 9Adeyemo
  • 11Cook
  • 14Austin
  • 16Barr
  • 21Millar

Elgin

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1BlackBooked at 61mins
  • 2Cooper
  • 5Duff
  • 4Gilchrist
  • 3McHardyBooked at 83mins
  • 8Cameron
  • 6Nicolson
  • 7ThomsonSubstituted forWynessat 75'minutes
  • 9GunnSubstituted forReidat 62'minutes
  • 11MacPheeSubstituted forMooreat 62'minutes
  • 10Sutherland

Substitutes

  • 12Moore
  • 14Wyness
  • 15Reid
  • 16Finlayson
  • 21Storrier
Referee:
David Lowe
Attendance:
697

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamElgin
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 3, Elgin City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 3, Elgin City 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 3, Elgin City 1. Jamie Reid (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Derek Riordan (East Fife).

  6. Post update

    Jamie Reid (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Lewis Barr went off injured after East Fife had used all subs.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  9. Booking

    Darryl McHardy (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Darryl McHardy (Elgin City).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Ola Adeyemo replaces Kevin Smith.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Darryl McHardy (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Reid (Elgin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dennis Wyness (Elgin City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Elgin City. Dennis Wyness replaces Craig Thomson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Lewis Barr replaces Ross Brown.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 3, Elgin City 0. Derek Riordan (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Smith.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Albion36225961332871
2Queen's Park361710951341761
3Arbroath361681265461956
4East Fife36158135648853
5Annan Athletic36148145656050
6Clyde36138154050-1047
7Elgin36129155558-345
8Berwick361110156057343
9East Stirlingshire36134194066-2643
10Montrose3696214278-3633
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