East Fife 1-3 Forfar Athletic

Forfar picked up their first win of the season in a victory away to fellow strugglers East Fife.

The visitors took the lead after 15 minutes when James Dale danced through the East Fife defence before slotting home past Greg Paterson.

The Fifers equalised 10 minutes before half-time, when Scott Durie's long-range effort squirmed through Darren Hill's legs.

The home side almost immediately took the lead, when Nathan Austin's rasping shot struck the crossbar just after the restart.

A goalkeeping error allowed Forfar to regain the lead five minutes into the second half.

Dale Hilson's long range effort bobbled awkwardly in front of Paterson, causing the keeper to misjudge the bounce that took the ball into the net.

Forfar wrapped up the points with nine minutes remaining, when Gavin Swankie was played through by Gavin Malin and the striker struck a sweet shot into the bottom left-hand corner to secure all three points.

East Fife : Paterson, Neilson, Thom (Campbell 69), Mbu, Naysmith, Dutot (Jonathan Stewart 59), Austin, Durie, Johnstone, Buchanan, Tuta (Brown 78).

Subs Not Used : Willis, Moosari, McBride, Andrews.

Goals : Durie 36.

Forfar : Hill, Baxter, Andrews, Dods, Iain Campbell, Kader, McCabe (Malin 70), Dale (Fusco 90), Hilson (McManus 85), Templeman, Swankie.

Subs Not Used : Douglas, Malcolm, Ross Campbell.

Goals : Dale 16, Hilson 51, Swankie 82.

Att : 796

Ref : Des Roache