Scottish League Two
East FifeEast Fife1East StirlingshireEast Stirlingshire1

Scottish League Two: East Fife 1-1 East Stirlingshire

East Fife got their hands on the League Two trophy
East Fife got their hands on the League Two trophy two weeks after sealing the title

Scottish League Two champions East Fife were held to a surprise draw at home by bottom side East Stirlingshire.

A shock looked to be on the cards when Michael McMullin fired in an excellent free-kick after 51 minutes.

Kevin Smith capitalised on some sloppy defending to restore parity two minutes later for the side who already had the title sewn up.

The home side's late pressure did not yield a winner and Shire can take confidence ahead of their play-off.

They will need to defeat Edinburgh City over two legs to retain their place in the Scottish Professional Football League after the Lowland League champions defeated Highland League winners Cove Rangers 4-1 on aggregate.

Line-ups

East Fife

Formation 3-4-3

  • 21Kelly
  • 16Mercer
  • 17Kerr
  • 5Page
  • 8Brown
  • 4CampbellSubstituted forO'Kaneat 59'minutes
  • 3Slattery
  • 11Wilkie
  • 20InsallSubstituted forAustinat 70'minutes
  • 9AustinSubstituted forMcManusat 79'minutes
  • 10Smith

Substitutes

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 6McManus
  • 7Murray
  • 12O'Kane
  • 14Gray
  • 18Austin

East Stirlingshire

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Barnard
  • 2MurraySubstituted forPeddieat 77'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5McMullin
  • 4Cairnie
  • 3Greene
  • 11McMillan
  • 6Lynas
  • 8FraserBooked at 5minsSubstituted forWhiteat 37'minutes
  • 7VidlerSubstituted forGrantat 74'minutes
  • 9OrrBooked at 55mins
  • 10Russell

Substitutes

  • 12White
  • 14Peddie
  • 15Grant
  • 16Deans
  • 17Fairbanks
Referee:
David Munro
Attendance:
1,360

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamEast Stirlingshire
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home10
Away2
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Fife 1, East Stirling 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Lewis Peddie.

  4. Booking

    Lewis Peddie (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Peddie (East Stirling).

  7. Post update

    Patrick Slattery (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cairnie (East Stirling).

  9. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Aron Lynas.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

  11. Post update

    Aron Lynas (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Richard Barnard.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Declan O'Kane (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Aron Lynas.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Slattery (East Fife).

  16. Post update

    David Grant (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, East Fife. Paul McManus replaces Nathan Austin.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, East Stirling. Lewis Peddie replaces Adam Murray.

  19. Post update

    Jonathan Page (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Simon White (East Stirling).