Scottish League One
East Fife1Arbroath0

East Fife 1-0 Arbroath

Nathan Austin helped East Fife to victory over fellow Scottish League One strugglers Arbroath.

The striker's first-half effort proved enough to seal all three points following back-to-back defeats.

Austin's goal arrived in the 27th minute shooting a left-footed strike from a pass from Stephen Hughes.

Despite the best efforts of the vistors, East Fife held on to a much-needed victory leaving an Arbroath side who are now winless in 10 matches.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2DurieBooked at 90mins
  • 3McBrideSubstituted forJohnstoneat 76'minutes
  • 8HughesBooked at 89mins
  • 4ThomBooked at 54mins
  • 5Campbell
  • 7WillisSubstituted forBarrat 61'minutes
  • 6Fisher
  • 10AustinSubstituted forClarkeat 76'minutes
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11Stewart

Substitutes

  • 12Thomson
  • 14Barr
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Johnstone
  • 17Henderson
  • 18Clarke
  • 21Andrews

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2BanjoSubstituted forSibandaat 81'minutes
  • 3Hamilton
  • 4SmithSubstituted forRobertsonat 70'minutes
  • 5Travis
  • 6KeddieBooked at 90mins
  • 7Linn
  • 8ChisholmBooked at 57mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forScottat 70'minutes
  • 9Bayne
  • 11Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12Sibanda
  • 14Lindsay
  • 15Yao
  • 16Robertson
  • 17Scott
  • 18McWalter
  • 21Wilson
Referee:
Kevin Graham
Attendance:
910

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 1, Arbroath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Arbroath 0.

Booking

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

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Christopher Scott (Arbroath).

Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Lewis Barr (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

Booking

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

Booking

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

Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Lee Sibanda (Arbroath).

Attempt missed. Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Graham Bayne (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Lee Sibanda (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Lee Sibanda replaces David Banjo.

Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Bayne (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Craig Johnstone replaces Scott McBride.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Nathan Austin.

Gary Fisher (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Bayne (Arbroath).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Christopher Scott replaces Alan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Darren Smith.

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nathan Austin (East Fife).

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Graham Bayne (Arbroath).

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by David Banjo.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1817106585752
2Dunfermline19122542321038
3Stranraer179353124730
4Ayr188553231129
5Stenhousemuir187472936-725
6Forfar186482827122
7East Fife1962111736-1920
8Brechin1954102941-1219
9Arbroath1942132644-1814
10Airdrieonians1933132242-2012
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