Scottish League Two
Elgin1East Fife3

Elgin City 1-3 East Fife

East Fife replaced Elgin City at the Scottish League Two summit following victory at Borough Briggs.

The visitors took a sixth-minute lead when Nathan Austin latched on to Gary Naysmith's through ball to slot low past Elgin goalkeeper Mark Hurst.

Dylan Easton followed-up Craig Gunn's header to level for the hosts.

Austin rounded Hurst two minutes later to tap into an empty net and Kevin Smith deflected Scott Mercer's driven shot home in the 76th minute.

Line-ups

Elgin

  • 1Hurst
  • 2Cooper
  • 5Nicolson
  • 4McHardy
  • 3MacPhee
  • 7McLarenBooked at 43minsSubstituted forMcKenzieat 63'minutes
  • 8Cameron
  • 6ReillyBooked at 90mins
  • 11MooreSubstituted forRossat 77'minutes
  • 10EastonSubstituted forMacleodat 80'minutes
  • 9Gunn

Substitutes

  • 12McKenzie
  • 14Duff
  • 15Macleod
  • 16Ross
  • 17Dryden
  • 18Halsman
  • 21Black

East Fife

  • 21Kelly
  • 16MercerBooked at 82mins
  • 17Kerr
  • 5Page
  • 15Naysmith
  • 8BrownBooked at 89mins
  • 3Slattery
  • 4CampbellBooked at 30mins
  • 11WilkieSubstituted forInsallat 90+3'minutes
  • 9AustinSubstituted forAustinat 84'minutes
  • 10SmithBooked at 67minsSubstituted forMurrayat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Mullen
  • 7Murray
  • 12O'Kane
  • 18Austin
  • 19Coote
  • 20Insall
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
977

Match Stats

Home TeamElginAway TeamEast Fife
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home11
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Elgin City 1, East Fife 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Elgin City 1, East Fife 3.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jamie Insall replaces Kyle Wilkie because of an injury.

Foul by Brian Cameron (Elgin City).

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Thomas Reilly (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Craig Murray replaces Kevin Smith.

Hand ball by Kyle Macleod (Elgin City).

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Booking

Ross Brown (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Steven Ross (Elgin City).

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Fife. Jordan Austin replaces Nathan Austin.

Booking

Scott Mercer (East Fife) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Craig Gunn (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Mercer (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Kyle Macleod replaces Dylan Easton.

Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Archie MacPhee (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Steven Ross replaces Daniel Moore.

Goal!

Goal! Elgin City 1, East Fife 3. Kevin Smith (East Fife) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Brian Cameron.

Attempt missed. Craig Gunn (Elgin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a fast break.

Attempt saved. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Mark Nicolson.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Smith (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kevin Smith (East Fife) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Matthew Cooper (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

Attempt missed. Marc McKenzie (Elgin City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Archie MacPhee (Elgin City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle Wilkie (East Fife).

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Marc McKenzie replaces Connor McLaren.

Foul by Mark Nicolson (Elgin City).

Kyle Wilkie (East Fife) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Connor McLaren (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Naysmith (East Fife).

Attempt missed. Nathan Austin (East Fife) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Jason Kerr.

Hand ball by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

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