Brechin City scored in each half to secure a victory that leaves East Fife only a point clear of bottom spot and relegation from League One.

Andy Jackson's header was ruled to have crossed the line as the City striker grabbed his 14th goal of the season after 20 minutes.

Alan Trouten doubled Brechin's advantage with a low right-footed strike two minutes from time.

Pat Clarke's close-range finish in injury time pulled one back.

However, it came too late to prevent a third straight defeat for the Fifers, although they remain second bottom after Arbroath's home defeat by Dunfermline Athletic.

East Fife are away to promotion hopefuls Ayr United in their final game, while the Red Lichties visit in-form Airdrieonians.

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Durie (McKenzie - 41' )
  • 03 Johnstone
  • 04 Campbell
  • 06 Thom
  • 05 Mbu
  • 07 Austin (Inkango - 73' )
  • 11 McBride
  • 19 Buchanan
  • 08 Hughes
  • 10 Smith (Clarke - 65' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Stewart
  • 14 O'Neill
  • 15 Stewart
  • 16 McKenzie
  • 17 Clarke
  • 18 Inkango
  • 21 Rooney

Brechin City

  • 01 Smith
  • 02 McLean
  • 03 Petrie
  • 08 Cameron
  • 04 Hay
  • 05 Kenneth (Jackson - 84' )
  • 07 Trouten
  • 06 Molloy
  • 10 Thomson
  • 09 Jackson (Robb - 76' )
  • 11 Ferguson (Carcary - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Moyes
  • 14 Jackson
  • 15 Robb
  • 16 Carcary
  • 17 McLauchlan
  • 18 Brown
  • 21 Nelson
Ref: Iain Brines
Att: 591

Match Stats

Shots

2 8

On target

1 2

Corners

1 4

Fouls

10 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Fife 1, Brechin City 2.

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Brechin City 2.

90:00 +2:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 1, Brechin City 2. Pat Clarke (East Fife) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Buchanan.

90:00 +1:28

Attempt missed. Derek Carcary (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

90:00 +0:21

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

88:47

Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).

88:47

Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

87:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Brechin City 2. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Cameron.

87:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brechin City. Derek Carcary replaces Ryan Ferguson.

83:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Jackson replaces Garry Kenneth because of an injury.

82:04

Attempt missed. Steven Robb (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

80:00

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

79:58

Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).

78:39

Foul by Bruce Inkango (East Fife).

78:39

Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:50

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

75:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Robb replaces Andy Jackson.

72:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Bruce Inkango replaces Nathan Austin.

72:28

Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

70:44

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:44

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

68:29

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

68:29

Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).

67:05

Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).

67:05

Darren Petrie (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Kevin Smith.

58:51

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

56:38

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

56:38

Foul by Garry Kenneth (Brechin City).

55:14

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

55:14

Ryan Ferguson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:54

Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).

54:54

Ryan Ferguson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:35

Attempt missed. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

50:40

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

50:40

Foul by Garry Kenneth (Brechin City).

50:22

Attempt missed. Craig Molloy (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

49:04

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

46:31

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

45:00

Second Half begins East Fife 0, Brechin City 1.

45:00 +0:56 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Fife 0, Brechin City 1.

43:31

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

43:31

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:19

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

42:19

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

40:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Marc McKenzie replaces Scott Durie.

37:38

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:38

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

34:22

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

34:22

Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

31:32

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

31:32

Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:27

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

27:27

Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).

22:11

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

22:11

Foul by Alan Trouten (Brechin City).

19:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Brechin City 1. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Ferguson.

19:08

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Scott McBride.

15:43

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Paul McLean.

14:26

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

14:26

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

12:09

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

12:09

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

11:35

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

11:35

Garry Kenneth (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

9:24

Foul by Joe Mbu (East Fife).

9:24

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:30

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

8:30

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

3:20

Foul by Scott McBride (East Fife).

3:20

Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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