Scottish League Two
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East Fife 1-0 Stirling Albion

East Fife were dominant in victory at home to Stirling, and could have won by more than their slim margin.

Kyle Wilkie flicked a header just wide then forced a fabulous tip away by Chris Smith from a long range shot.

Smith again denied Nathan Austin but Kevin Smith finally found a way to beat his namesake, heading in a superb cross by Wilkie at the back post.

Phil Johnston did have a 25-yard shot tipped over by Liam Kelly, but Stirling could not respond.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 21Kelly
  • 16MercerBooked at 49mins
  • 17Kerr
  • 5Page
  • 15Naysmith
  • 8Brown
  • 4Campbell
  • 3Slattery
  • 11Wilkie
  • 9Austin
  • 20InsallSubstituted forSmithat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 7Murray
  • 10Smith
  • 12O'Kane
  • 18Austin
  • 19Coote

Stirling

  • 1Smith
  • 2Johnston
  • 6BuistBooked at 33minsSubstituted forMcMillanat 90'minutes
  • 5SmithBooked at 83mins
  • 3ForsythBooked at 73mins
  • 8MclearSubstituted forBeattieat 69'minutes
  • 4Robertson
  • 7LamontSubstituted forMazelat 69'minutes
  • 11Dickson
  • 9Doris
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 12McMillan
  • 14Mazel
  • 15Verlaque
  • 16Olanrewaju
  • 17Binnie
  • 18McGeachie
  • 19Beattie
Referee:
Scott Millar
Attendance:
707

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 1, Stirling Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Stirling Albion 0.

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

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

Foul by Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Ross McMillan replaces Scot Buist because of an injury.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Aurelien Mazel.

Attempt saved. Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Ross Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ross Smith (Stirling Albion).

Hand ball by Kyle Wilkie (East Fife).

Attempt saved. Jason Kerr (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ross Smith.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ross Smith.

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).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Chris Smith.

Attempt saved. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

Attempt saved. Aurelien Mazel (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jason Kerr (East Fife) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Ross Brown (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

Booking

Ross Forsyth (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 Forsyth (Stirling Albion).

Goal!

Goal! East Fife 1, Stirling Albion 0. Kevin Smith (East Fife) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kyle Wilkie.

Attempt saved. Steven Campbell (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Aurelien Mazel replaces Mark Lamont.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Beattie replaces Lewis Mclear.

Attempt missed. Steven Campbell (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Gary Naysmith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1East Fife26135843311244
2Elgin2513484334943
3Queen's Park2411583021938
4Annan Athletic2411584337638
5Stirling2410593427735
6Clyde2210393226633
7Montrose2695123953-1432
8Arbroath2494113332131
9Berwick2474133046-1625
10East Stirlingshire2372143252-2023
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