Match ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 1.
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.
- 19CooteSubstituted forSmithat 79'minutes
- 3SlatterySubstituted forMullenat 85'minutes
- 9AustinBooked at 45mins
- 20InsallSubstituted forAustinat 82'minutes
- 5WatsonBooked at 21mins
- 7ReidSubstituted forStewartat 69'minutes
- 8AlvarezSubstituted forSkellyat 55'minutes
- 9RutherfordSubstituted forHesterat 29'minutes
- David Munro
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Arbroath 1.
Foul by Jordan Austin (East Fife).
Shaun Rutherford (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Shaun Rutherford (Arbroath).
Scott Mercer (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Josh Skelly (Arbroath).
Goal! East Fife 2, Arbroath 1. Keiran Stewart (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.
Scott Mercer (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Darren Ramsay (Arbroath).
Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).
Substitution, East Fife. Fraser Mullen replaces Patrick Slattery.
Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Substitution, East Fife. Jordan Austin replaces Jamie Insall.
Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).
Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, East Fife. Kevin Smith replaces Alistair Coote.