East Fife 3-0 Forfar Athletic

Paul McManus scored one of East Fife's two late goals as they beat 10-man Forfar.

The visitors went down to 10 men in the seventh minute of the game when Martyn Fotheringham was dismissed for a lunge on Jordon Forster.

East Fife made their man advantage count and went in front on the brink of half-time when David Muir headed home from close range.

The hosts piled on the pressure early in the second half and had a number of chances to extend their lead further.

Paul McManus nearly made it 2-0 in the 63rd minute but his audacious 25-yard effort was tipped over the bar.

Scott Smith blasted home from 18 yards to make it 2-0 in the 89th minute before East Fife sealed the points when McManus struck the ball low past Derek Soutar in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

East Fife: Antell, Durie, Campbell, Forster, McCormack, Willis (Scott Smith 76), Muir, Darren Smith, Johnstone (Sloan 64), Paul McManus, Robert Barr. Subs Not Used: Michael Brown, Wardlaw, Jamieson.

Booked: Johnstone.

Goals: Muir 38, Scott Smith 89, Paul McManus 90.

Forfar: Soutar, McCulloch, Bolochoweckyj, Dunlop (Tulloch 87), Iain Campbell, Ross Campbell, Motion, Craigen, Kader (Templeman 70), Denholm (King 77), Fotheringham. Subs Not Used: Scott, Gray.

Sent Off: Fotheringham (7).

Booked: Iain Campbell, Soutar.

Att: 541

Ref: Matt Northcroft