Scottish League One
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East Fife 1-2 Brechin City

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.

Line-ups

East Fife

  • 1Paterson
  • 2DurieSubstituted forMcKenzieat 41'minutes
  • 3Johnstone
  • 4Campbell
  • 6Thom
  • 5Mbu
  • 7AustinSubstituted forInkangoat 73'minutes
  • 11McBride
  • 19Buchanan
  • 8Hughes
  • 10SmithSubstituted forClarkeat 65'minutes

Substitutes

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

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 3Petrie
  • 8Cameron
  • 4Hay
  • 5KennethSubstituted forJacksonat 84'minutes
  • 7Trouten
  • 6Molloy
  • 10Thomson
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forRobbat 76'minutes
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forCarcaryat 87'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamEast FifeAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home2
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, East Fife 1, Brechin City 2.

Full Time

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

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.
Attempt missed. Derek Carcary (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).
Alan Trouten (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Derek Carcary replaces Ryan Ferguson.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Jackson replaces Garry Kenneth because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Steven Robb (Brechin City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).
Foul by Bruce Inkango (East Fife).
Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Steven Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Steven Robb replaces Andy Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Bruce Inkango replaces Nathan Austin.
Attempt missed. Alan Trouten (Brechin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).
Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).
Foul by Gary Thom (East Fife).
Darren Petrie (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Pat Clarke replaces Kevin Smith.
Attempt missed. Liam Buchanan (East Fife) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Marc McKenzie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Garry Kenneth (Brechin City).
Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).
Ryan Ferguson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Craig Johnstone (East Fife).
Ryan Ferguson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.
Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Garry Kenneth (Brechin City).
Attempt missed. Craig Molloy (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Joe Mbu.
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Joe Mbu.

Second Half

Second Half begins East Fife 0, Brechin City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, East Fife 0, Brechin City 1.
Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).
Andy Jackson (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Stephen Hughes (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Marc McKenzie replaces Scott Durie.
Gary Thom (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).
Scott McBride (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Robert Thomson (Brechin City).
Foul by Stephen Hughes (East Fife).
Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Greg Cameron (Brechin City).
Craig Johnstone (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Alan Trouten (Brechin City).

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.
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Scott McBride.
Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Paul McLean.
Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers35332088101
2Dunfermline35195111462
3Stranraer3513913-248
4Ayr3513715-446
5Stenhousemuir35111212-1145
6Forfar3512716-543
7Brechin3512617-1242
8Airdrieonians3511915-1242
9East Fife359521-3532
10Arbroath359422-2131
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