A 90th-minute penalty from Sean Higgins put Stenhousemuir in the mix for the play-offs as struggling East Fife lost at home.

The home side took the lead in the first half when Stephen Hughes lashed Kevin Smith's cross past Chris Smith.

But Sean Dickson headed in from a Higgins corner to level matters.

And, after David Cowan had fouled Josh Watt, Higgins converted from 12 yards to put Stenny level on points with fourth-place Ayr United.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Durie
  • 03 Johnstone (Cowan - 78' )
  • 06 O'Neill
  • 04 Rutkiewicz
  • 05 Campbell
  • 07 Austin
  • 08 Stewart (Fisher - 73' )
  • 19 Buchanan Booked
  • 11 Hughes Booked (McBride - 85' )
  • 10 Smith

Substitutes

  • 12 Mbu
  • 14 Cowan
  • 15 Fisher
  • 16 McBride
  • 17 McKenzie
  • 18 Inkango
  • 21 Shaw

Stenhousemuir

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 Duncan
  • 03 Greacen
  • 08 Rowson
  • 05 Summers Booked
  • 04 McMillan
  • 07 Lynch (Dickson - 64' )
  • 06 Hodge (Douglas - 85' )
  • 09 Greenhalgh
  • 10 Higgins
  • 11 Watt

Substitutes

  • 12 Lawson
  • 14 Devlin
  • 15 Dickson
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 Shaw
  • 18 Douglas
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 639

Match Stats

Shots

6 3

On target

3 3

Corners

2 3

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 2.

90:00 +4:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 2.

90:00 +3:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 2. Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:11 Booking

Booking Liam Buchanan (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:49

Penalty conceded by David Cowan (East Fife) after a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +1:49

Penalty Stenhousemuir. Josh Watt draws a foul in the penalty area.

90:00 +0:22

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

90:00 +0:22

Foul by Errol Douglas (Stenhousemuir).

88:57

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

88:57

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

84:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Scott McBride replaces Stephen Hughes.

84:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Errol Douglas replaces Bryan Hodge.

81:28 Booking

Booking Ciaran Summers (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card.

80:13 Booking

Booking Stephen Hughes (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

80:06

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

80:06

Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. David Cowan replaces Craig Johnstone.

77:31

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

77:31

Foul by Ben Greenhalgh (Stenhousemuir).

73:15

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

73:15

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:22 Substitution

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

69:13

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Kevin Rutkiewicz.

67:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 1. Sean Dickson (Stenhousemuir) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sean Higgins with a cross following a set piece situation.

67:19

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.

64:43

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

63:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Sean Dickson replaces Sean Lynch.

61:15

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

61:15

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

58:40

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

58:40

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

52:51

Hand ball by Ross McMillan (Stenhousemuir).

49:45

Hand ball by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

45:50

Hand ball by Stewart Greacen (Stenhousemuir).

45:00

Second Half begins East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

45:00 +0:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

43:33 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 1, Stenhousemuir 0. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Smith with a cross.

41:14

Attempt saved. Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:08

Attempt blocked. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:21

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ciaran Summers.

35:28

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

32:57

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

32:57

Bryan Hodge (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:33

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) right footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the right.

29:22

Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Jonathan Stewart.

28:59

Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).

28:59

Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:56

Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:56

Foul by David Rowson (Stenhousemuir).

25:23

Attempt saved. Josh Watt (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from more than 40 yards on the right wing is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:04

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

17:04

Foul by Sean Higgins (Stenhousemuir).

15:05

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Stewart Greacen.

10:46

Foul by Jonathan Stewart (East Fife).

10:46

Sean Lynch (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:10

Foul by Josh Watt (Stenhousemuir).

7:10

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

2:17

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

2:17

David Rowson (Stenhousemuir) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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