Scottish League Two
Stirling1East Fife3

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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Stirling Albion 1, East Fife 3.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

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

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

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jamie Insall replaces Nathan Austin.

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

Foul by Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

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

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.

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Jason Kerr (East Fife).

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Fraser Mullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Philip Johnston replaces Sean Dickson.

Fraser Mullen (East Fife) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Page (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ross Smith.

Fraser Mullen (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

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

Attempt missed. Sean Dickson (Stirling Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).

Darren L. Smith (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mark Lamont (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Patrick Slattery.

Second Half

Second Half begins Stirling Albion 1, East Fife 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Stirling Albion 1, East Fife 2.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 1, East Fife 2. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Patrick Slattery.

Attempt missed. Ross Smith (Stirling Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Jonathan Page (East Fife) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

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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