Scottish League One
Arbroath2East Fife1

Arbroath 2-1 East Fife

Arbroath gave their chances of avoiding relegation a boost with a narrow win over nearest rivals East Fife.

The visitors raced into an early lead when Liam Buchanan took full advantage of a quick Stephen Hughes free-kick.

The Smokies hit back quickly when Michael Travis tapped home easily to send the teams in level at the break.

The comeback was complete 13 minutes from time when Paul McManus grabbed his third goal in four games to move Arbroath within a point of safety.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Wood
  • 2Little
  • 3Hamilton
  • 8Banjo
  • 5Travis
  • 6Keddie
  • 7LinnSubstituted forRobertsonat 80'minutes
  • 4Nicoll
  • 10Cook
  • 9McManusSubstituted forMcWalterat 90'minutes
  • 11Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12Robertson
  • 14Deuchar
  • 15Lindsay
  • 16Yao
  • 17McWalter
  • 18Smith
  • 21Morrison

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2CowanSubstituted forClarkeat 87'minutes
  • 3Durie
  • 20Hughes
  • 4RutkiewiczBooked at 89mins
  • 5Mbu
  • 7McKenzieSubstituted forAustinat 74'minutes
  • 6Johnstone
  • 10Smith
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11BarrSubstituted forStewartat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Thom
  • 14O'Neill
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Austin
  • 17Clarke
  • 18Campbell
  • 21Shaw
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
679

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 2, East Fife 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 2, East Fife 1.

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

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kieran McWalter replaces Paul McManus.

Booking

Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Dayle Robertson (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces David Cowan.

Attempt saved. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Dayle Robertson replaces Bobby Linn.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Michael Travis.

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

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

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

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 2, East Fife 1. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Hamilton with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Nathan Austin replaces Marc McKenzie.

Foul by David Banjo (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Ryan Stewart replaces Lewis Barr.

Attempt saved. Marc McKenzie (East Fife) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Barr (East Fife).

Hand ball by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Foul by David Banjo (Arbroath).

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

Attempt saved. Scott Durie (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Arbroath 1, East Fife 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Arbroath 1, East Fife 1.

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by David Cowan.

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Travis (Arbroath) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Greg Paterson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2725207077
2Dunfermline2817381754
3Stranraer271368945
4Ayr2811611-539
5Stenhousemuir2881010-1034
6Forfar279612-233
7Brechin289514-1132
8Airdrieonians276714-1825
9East Fife287417-2925
10Arbroath287318-2124
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