East Fife 2-0 Airdrie United

Scottish Football League

East Fife claimed their first league win of the season as Airdrie United lost at Bayview.

Craig Johnstone opened the scoring for the hosts nine minutes before the break, converting Scott Durie's cross.

Robert Linn slammed home substitute Steven Hislop's cross to double the Fifers' advantage in the 64th minute.

The hosts lost David Muir to a red card after he clashed with Kieron Stallard but Airdrie were unable to make their numerical advantage count.

East Fife: Ridgers (Michael Brown 40), Durie, Ovenstone, Campbell, Park, Linn, Muir, Darren Smith, Johnstone (Cowan 75), Ogleby (Hislop 32), Wallace. Subs Not Used: Young, Robert Sloan.

Sent Off: Muir (71). Booked: Wallace.

Goals: Johnstone 36, Linn 64.

Airdrie Utd: McKane, Bain, Stallard, Lilley, Malone, Johnston (Boyle 61), Stephenson, Owens, Keast (Devlin 46), Holmes, Donnelly (Sally 67). Subs Not Used: Duncan, Lovering.

Booked: Lilley, Stallard, Stephenson.

Att: 759

Ref: Frank McDermott