Scottish League One
East Fife2Forfar1

East Fife 2-1 Forfar Athletic

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.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2DurieBooked at 77mins
  • 3Naysmith
  • 6FisherSubstituted forStewartat 87'minutes
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 5Mbu
  • 7McKenzieBooked at 72mins
  • 8O'Neill
  • 10Smith
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11StewartSubstituted forWillisat 83'minutes

Substitutes

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

Forfar

  • 1Douglas
  • 6Baxter
  • 3Campbell
  • 2FuscoSubstituted forCampbellat 81'minutes
  • 4Dods
  • 5Malcolm
  • 7Kader
  • 8FotheringhamSubstituted forDaleat 82'minutes
  • 11Hilson
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forMalinat 82'minutes
  • 10SwankieBooked at 75mins

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamForfar
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 2, Forfar Athletic 1.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Paul Willis (East Fife).

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

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

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Gary Fisher.

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

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

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Paul Willis replaces Ryan Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Malin replaces Christopher Templeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. James Dale replaces Martyn Fotheringham.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Gary Fusco.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

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.

Booking

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

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

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

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.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Robert Douglas.

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Marc McKenzie (East Fife).

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

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

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

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.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Scott Durie.

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

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2221106464
2Dunfermline221327941
3Stranraer2010461034
4Ayr22967-233
5Brechin228410-828
6Stenhousemuir227510-1326
7Forfar217410125
8East Fife217212-2023
9Arbroath225215-1917
10Airdrieonians224414-2216
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