Debutant Stephen O'Neill bagged the winner as East Fife came from behind to beat Forfar.

Forfar took the lead when Gavin Swankie fired into the top corner before Marc McKenzie equalised three minutes into the second half with a deflection.

O'Neill then scored the decisive goal with 17 minutes remaining.

The on-loan Aberdeen midfielder tapped in from close range following good work from Marc McKenzie.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Durie Booked
  • 03 Naysmith
  • 06 Fisher (Stewart - 87' )
  • 04 Rutkiewicz
  • 05 Mbu
  • 07 McKenzie Booked
  • 08 O'Neill
  • 10 Smith
  • 19 Buchanan
  • 11 Stewart (Willis - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Johnstone
  • 14 Stewart
  • 15 Willis
  • 16 Grieve
  • 17 Lennie
  • 18 Barr
  • 21 Shaw

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Douglas
  • 06 Baxter
  • 03 Campbell
  • 02 Fusco (Campbell - 81' )
  • 04 Dods
  • 05 Malcolm
  • 07 Kader
  • 08 Fotheringham (Dale - 82' )
  • 11 Hilson
  • 09 Templeman (Malin - 82' )
  • 10 Swankie Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Campbell
  • 14 Andrews
  • 15 Malin
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 McCabe
  • 18 Dale
  • 21 Hill
Ref: Mat Northcroft
Att: 685

Match Stats

Shots

11 11

On target

7 4

Corners

5 3

Fouls

8 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Fife 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

90:00 +2:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Fife 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

90:00 +1:25

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:25

Foul by Paul Willis (East Fife).

89:56

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) hits the left post with a header from very close range.

89:03

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:03

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

88:05

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Stewart.

86:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Gary Fisher.

85:47

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

85:47

Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:47

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

82:47

Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

82:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Paul Willis replaces Ryan Stewart.

81:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Christopher Templeman.

81:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

80:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Gary Fusco.

77:50

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

77:29

Attempt blocked. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

76:29 Booking

Booking Scott Durie (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

76:26

Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:26

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

75:23

Attempt missed. Gary Fisher (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

74:03 Booking

Booking Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

74:00

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

73:57

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

72:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 2, Forfar Athletic 1. Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Marc McKenzie following a corner.

71:45

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Robert Douglas.

71:31

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

71:11 Booking

Booking Marc McKenzie (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

71:09

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:09

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

69:20

Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:17

Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:17

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

65:47

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

65:13

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Durie.

62:00

Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:51

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

60:10

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

60:10

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

52:17

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

52:17

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:36

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

50:26

Attempt blocked. Scott Durie (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

47:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 1, Forfar Athletic 1. Marc McKenzie (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins East Fife 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

45:00 +0:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Fife 0, Forfar Athletic 1.

44:36

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Rutkiewicz.

39:40

Attempt saved. Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

39:03

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

37:42

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

35:28

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:28

Foul by Joe Mbu (East Fife).

34:06

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

32:56

Attempt saved. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

30:02

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Baxter.

29:55

Attempt blocked. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Forfar Athletic 1. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Omar Kader.

28:26

Attempt saved. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

25:51

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

25:51

Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:37

Attempt missed. Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:00

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

20:57

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

15:27

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

13:54

Attempt saved. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

12:32

Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

10:12

Attempt saved. Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

6:32

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:32

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

2:14

Attempt missed. Kevin Smith (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

1:26

Attempt saved. Joe Mbu (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

0:53

Ryan Stewart (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:53

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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