Scottish League One
Forfar1East Fife2

Forfar Athletic 1-2 East Fife

Nathan Austin hit the winner on the stroke of half-time to maintain East Fife's League One survival hopes.

Forfar went in front after 32 minutes when Martyn Fotheringham's cross was nodded home by Chris Duggan.

But the lead was short-lived as Liam Buchanan lashed in from close range.

And the visitors were ahead after Kevin Smith's delivery was stroked in by Austin for his third goal of the term. Buchanan later hit the crossbar as the Fifers made it back-to-back wins.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Hill
  • 4Fusco
  • 3Baxter
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 5Malcolm
  • 2McCabeSubstituted forMalinat 36'minutes
  • 7KaderSubstituted forSwankieat 76'minutes
  • 6DaleBooked at 71mins
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forCampbellat 83'minutes
  • 10DugganBooked at 89mins
  • 11Hilson

Substitutes

  • 12Malin
  • 14Swankie
  • 15Thomson
  • 16McLelland
  • 17Campbell
  • 18Gibson
  • 20Salmon

East Fife

  • 1Hamilton
  • 2Durie
  • 3Johnstone
  • 6O'NeillSubstituted forMcKenzieat 68'minutes
  • 4Rutkiewicz
  • 5CampbellSubstituted forThomat 81'minutes
  • 7AustinSubstituted forStewartat 86'minutes
  • 8BarrBooked at 81mins
  • 19Buchanan
  • 11Hughes
  • 10SmithBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 12Thom
  • 14Woolley
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Stewart
  • 17McKenzie
  • 18Inkango
  • 21Shaw
Referee:
David Somers
Attendance:
539

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 1, East Fife 2.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

Booking

Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).
Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Nathan Austin because of an injury.
Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).
Lewis Barr (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Liam Buchanan (East Fife) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).
Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Christopher Templeman.

Booking

Lewis Barr (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.
Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Barr (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Gary Thom replaces Steven Campbell.
Attempt missed. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Buchanan (East Fife).
Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Gavin Swankie replaces Omar Kader.
Foul by Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic).
Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

James Dale (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).
Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Craig Johnstone.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Marc McKenzie replaces Stephen O'Neill.
Hand ball by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).
Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.
Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).
Kevin Rutkiewicz (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).
Nathan Austin (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).
Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Chris Duggan (Forfar Athletic).
Steven Campbell (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt saved. Stephen Hughes (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).
Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).
Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).
Attempt missed. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Steven Campbell (East Fife).
Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stephen O'Neill (East Fife).
Attempt missed. Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Stephen Hughes.

Second Half

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 1, East Fife 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 1, East Fife 2.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers3129207789
2Dunfermline31183101557
3Stranraer3113810447
4Ayr3113612045
5Stenhousemuir31101110-741
6Forfar3111614-239
7Brechin319517-1532
8Airdrieonians318815-1632
9East Fife319418-3231
10Arbroath317321-2424
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