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Darren Smith challenges Josh Falkingham unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Sheerin from left channel, clearance made by Scott Durie.
Foul by Beau Busch on Scott Dalziel, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Darren Smith from right wing, clearance by Jordan Elfverson.
Craig Wedderburn concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Hislop. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Craig Johnstone from left wing, clearance made by Stuart Malcolm.
Gavin Swankie leaves the field to be replaced by Jordan Elfverson. Lee Bryce is brought on as a substitute for Lee Sibanda.
Lee Sibanda fouled by Darren Smith, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Steven Doris and scored. Arbroath 3-0 East Fife.The assist for the goal came from Lee Sibanda. Darren Smith is given a yellow card.
(East Fife) makes a substitution, with Robert Sloan coming on for Matthew Park.
Brian Kerr joins the action as a substitute, replacing Keith Gibson.
Scott Durie has an effort at goal from a long way out that misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone from the right by-line, Craig Wedderburn makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Linn.
Steven Doris grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Arbroath 2-0 East Fife.Assist by Lee Sibanda.
Scott Dalziel on for Lloyd Young.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Linn, clearance made by Mark Baxter.
Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Swankie from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Stuart Malcolm clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Sheerin from the left by-line.
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line.
Foul by David Cowan on Steven Doris, free kick awarded. Steven Doris shoots direct from the free kick.
Gavin Swankie takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steven Doris by Craig Johnstone. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
Unfair challenge on Matthew Park by Steven Doris results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Park.
Paul Sheerin takes a outswinging corner.
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone, Keith Gibson fouled by Steven Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Hill.
Corner taken right-footed by Darren Smith from the right by-line, Craig Wedderburn manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Josh Falkingham from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Sheerin from the right by-line, clearance made by Craig Johnstone.
A goal is scored by Gavin Swankie from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-0 East Fife.Lee Sibanda provided the assist for the goal.
Unfair challenge on Steven Doris by Matthew Park results in a free kick. Craig Wedderburn restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone.
Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Swankie from the left by-line, clearance made by Scott Durie.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Keith Gibson.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin Swankie.
Shot by Robert Linn from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Steven Doris has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Gibson by David Cowan. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Malcolm.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Doris from the right by-line, Steven Campbell manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Sheerin, clearance made by Scott Durie.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Craig Johnstone.
Corner taken by Craig Johnstone, clearance made by Craig Wedderburn.
Arbroath aim to fire out warning
Arbroath full-back Kieran McAnespie is a doubt for the visit of East Fife.
McAnespie is battling to be fit for the clash although he is the only concern with every other member of Paul Sheerin`s squad fit and free of suspension.
The Arbroath boss is keen to see his side show their Second Division rivals that Gayfield is going to be a fortress this season by seeing off one of the sides tipped to be involved in the race for promotion.
Sheerin said: "Our home form was the basis of winning the Third Division and I am looking for that to be case for a successful time in the Second Division as well.
"I expect East Fife to be chasing the Championship so it would be great if we could show that we are going to be extremely strong at home by getting a result in this game."
East Fife have selection worries ahead of the encounter with goalkeeper Mark Ridgers joining a handful of absentees having been ruled out with an elbow injury.
Andrew Cook, David White and Scott Dalziel continue to be sidelined while Robert Ogleby has also picked up a knock and is in the treatment room.
Nevertheless, manager John Robertson was being upbeat, and said: "That leaves us with 13 fit players and I jokingly told my assistant Gordon Durie he is on the bench.
"With squad sizes the way they are now, the players available are all what can be considered first-team players. It is not ideal to be short but we will just have to get on with things."
Doris double downs Fifers
A Steven Doris double and another goal from Gavin Swankie helped Arbroath continue their excellent home form with a 3-0 win over East Fife.
Midfielder Swankie picked up a pass from Lee Sibanda and squeezed a right-footed drive into the bottom corner from 25 yards out to open the scoring in the 28th minute.
Sibanda then fed his strike partner Doris to coolly slot home from 12 yards out in the 69th minute.
Doris was presented with a chance to grab his second and the home side's third after the inspirational Sibanda was brought down in the penalty box.
The 23-year-old, who scored 22 league goals last term, again opted for a placed finish and converted his spot-kick to complete a miserable afternoon for the visitors.
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