Scottish League Two
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Stirling Albion 1-3 East Fife

Nathan Austin's hat-trick earned East Fife victory over Stirling Albion in Scottish League Two.

The hosts had led through Darren Smith's early strike.

Austin converted from Kyle Wilkie's pass to level matters and the forward's left-foot strike before half-time gave the Fifers the lead.

And, after Fraser Mullen had fired against the post for the visitors, Austin completed the scoring with a header.

Line-ups

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 2Verlaque
  • 4McGeachie
  • 5SmithBooked at 64mins
  • 3McKinlay
  • 7Lamont
  • 6MazelSubstituted forKouider-Aissaat 76'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forJohnstonat 66'minutes
  • 9Doris
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12Hamilton
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Comrie
  • 16Cunningham
  • 17Binnie
  • 18Kouider-Aissa
  • 19Forsyth

East Fife

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 4CampbellSubstituted forMurrayat 78'minutes
  • 5PageBooked at 40mins
  • 3Slattery
  • 8Brown
  • 16Mercer
  • 17Kerr
  • 12O'Kane
  • 11Wilkie
  • 9AustinBooked at 2minsSubstituted forInsallat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Murray
  • 15Naysmith
  • 18Trialist
  • 19MacDonald
  • 20Insall
  • 21Connon
Referee:
Craig Napier
Attendance:
645

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, East Fife 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, East Fife 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Patrick Slattery (East Fife) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Post update

    Jason Kerr (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fraser Mullen (East Fife) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jamie Insall (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Jamie Insall replaces Nathan Austin.

  10. Post update

    Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Stirling Albion 1, East Fife 3. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Murray.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Craig Murray replaces Steven Campbell because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Salim Kouider-Aissa replaces Aurelien Mazel.

  17. Post update

    Steven Doris (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jason Kerr (East Fife).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Fraser Mullen.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Philip Johnston replaces Sean Dickson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Annan Athletic189453023731
2Clyde1793529191030
3Elgin189363325830
4Queen's Park1892727171029
5Stirling188372221127
6East Fife187472823525
7Arbroath176382224-221
8Berwick186392336-1321
9Montrose1862102534-920
10East Stirlingshire1651102138-1716
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