Scottish League One - Play-offs - 1st Leg
East Fife1Stenhousemuir1

East Fife 1-1 Stenhousemuir

Alan Lithgow
Alan Lithgow scored East Fife's equaliser

Alan Lithgow's third goal of the season earned Stenhousemuir what could be a vital Scottish League One semi-final first-leg draw with East Fife.

The Warriors got off to the worst possible start as Ross Brown drilled a right-footed effort home only three minutes into the game.

Goalkeeper Greg Fleming produced fine saves from Fraser Mullan and Nathan Austin to keep Stenny in the game.

And Lithgow got on the end of Paul McMullan's centre to head home.

It ended a run of five straight home wins for Gary Naysmith's Fifers, although they remain unbeaten at Bayview Stadium in eight matches.

Saturday's 3-1 win over Elgin City ensured that they finished fourth in League Two ahead of Annan Athletic, but Stenhousemuir were able to deny them a third straight victory.

However, the side led by caretaker manager Brown Ferguson and who finished second bottom in League One will have to end a run of nine outings without a victory if they are to reach the final.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Fleming
  • 8Brown
  • 24PageBooked at 14mins
  • 22EtxabegurenBooked at 88mins
  • 3Smith
  • 23DicksonSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 2MullenBooked at 49mins
  • 6Walker
  • 12LeydenSubstituted forRiordanat 74'minutes
  • 10SmithSubstituted forCookat 82'minutes
  • 14Austin

Substitutes

  • 4Campbell
  • 7McAleer
  • 9Adeyemo
  • 11Cook
  • 19Riordan
  • 20Smith
  • 21Millar

Stenhousemuir

  • 1Fleming
  • 7McCormack
  • 4Lithgow
  • 5McMillan
  • 3Summers
  • 10McMullan
  • 6Millar
  • 2Meechan
  • 8Hodge
  • 11WattSubstituted forFauldsat 85'minutes
  • 9McMenaminSubstituted forGrehanat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Duncan
  • 14Faulds
  • 15Marenghi
  • 16da Silva Moutinho
  • 17Shaw
  • 18Grehan
  • 19Sutherland
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
679

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamStenhousemuir
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Martin Grehan replaces Colin McMenamin.

Booking

Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia (East Fife).

Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir).

Substitution

Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Kristopher Faulds replaces Josh Watt.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Ross Brown.

Attempt blocked. Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Ross Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Alan Cook replaces Kevin Smith.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ross McMillan.

Foul by Liam Smith (East Fife).

Josh Watt (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Derek Riordan replaces Jordan Leyden.

Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia (East Fife).

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Jordan Leyden.

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 1. Alan Lithgow (Stenhousemuir) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Paul McMullan following a corner.

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Liam Smith.

Foul by Julen Etxabeguren Leanizbarrutia (East Fife).

Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Liam Smith replaces Sean Dickson.

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

Foul by Jamie McCormack (Stenhousemuir).

Scott Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul McMullan (Stenhousemuir).

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Ross Meechan (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Greg Fleming.

Attempt saved. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Fraser Mullen (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fraser Mullen (East Fife).

Paul McMullan (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Josh Watt (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

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