Scottish League Two
East FifeEast Fife2ArbroathArbroath1

East Fife maintained the pressure on Scottish League Two leaders Elgin City with victory over Arbroath.

Nathan Austin had a shot cleared off the line before he headed home Steven Campbell's pinpoint cross in first-half stoppage time.

Austin's delivery gave Jamie Insall an easy tap-in to double the hosts' lead.

Arbroath substitute Keiran Stewart found the net with a stunning long-range strike two minutes from time but East Fife held on.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 21Kelly
  • 16Mercer
  • 17Kerr
  • 5Page
  • 15Naysmith
  • 19CooteSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
  • 4Campbell
  • 3SlatterySubstituted forMullenat 85'minutes
  • 11Wilkie
  • 9AustinBooked at 45mins
  • 20InsallSubstituted forAustinat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 7Murray
  • 8Brown
  • 10Smith
  • 12O'Kane
  • 18Austin

Arbroath

  • 1Fleming
  • 2Wilson
  • 4Little
  • 5WatsonBooked at 21mins
  • 3Rutherford
  • 7ReidSubstituted forStewartat 69'minutes
  • 6Whatley
  • 8AlvarezSubstituted forSkellyat 55'minutes
  • 11Ramsay
  • 9RutherfordSubstituted forHesterat 29'minutes
  • 10Henry

Substitutes

  • 12Hester
  • 14Munro
  • 15Skelly
  • 16Stewart
  • 21Brodie
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
533

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Austin (East Fife).

  4. Post update

    Shaun Rutherford (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Rutherford (Arbroath).

  7. Post update

    Scott Mercer (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Josh Skelly (Arbroath).

  9. Goal!

    Goal! East Fife 2, Arbroath 1. Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

  10. Post update

    Scott Mercer (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Darren Ramsay (Arbroath).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Fraser Mullen replaces Patrick Slattery.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Jordan Austin replaces Jamie Insall.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

  19. Post update

    Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Kevin Smith replaces Alistair Coote.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Elgin24134742311143
2East Fife25125842311141
3Stirling2310583426835
4Queen's Park2310582921835
5Annan Athletic2210574034635
6Arbroath2394103331231
7Clyde219393025530
8Montrose2585123652-1629
9East Stirlingshire2272133251-1923
10Berwick2264122642-1622
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