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Booking for David White.
Neil Janczyk goes into the book. Inswinging corner taken by Gavin Swankie from the left by-line, clearance by Robert Linn.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gavin Swankie, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Stuart Malcolm misses to the left of the goal.
Robert Sloan goes off and Craig Johnstone comes on.
Mark Baxter concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Dalziel. Free kick taken by Scott Durie.
Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save.
Lee Sibanda comes on in place of Collin Samuel.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ryan Wallace.
Darren Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Caddis. Free kick taken by Beau Busch.
Corner taken right-footed by Gavin Swankie from the right by-line, save by Michael Brown.
Darren Smith concedes a free kick for a foul on Josh Falkingham. Free kick taken by Chris Innes.
(East Fife) makes a substitution, with Scott Durie coming on for Steven Campbell.
The referee gives a free kick against Darren Smith for handball. Gavin Swankie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Corner taken by Paul Sheerin, Chris Innes concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Campbell. Direct free kick taken by Neil Janczyk. Paul Sheerin goes off and Gavin Swankie comes on.
(East Fife) makes a substitution, with Scott Dalziel coming on for Steven Hislop.
Foul by Stuart Malcolm on Steven Hislop, free kick awarded. Neil Janczyk crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Stuart Malcolm.
Josh Falkingham takes a shot. Comfortable save by Michael Brown.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Cook by Liam Caddis. Booking for Liam Caddis. Neil Janczyk takes the free kick.
Keith Gibson goes off and Brian Kerr comes on.
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk, save made by Darren Hill.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Janczyk, Mark Baxter makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Neil Janczyk. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Wallace from the left by-line, Stuart Malcolm makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Ryan Wallace from the left by-line, clearance by Stuart Malcolm. Ryan Wallace takes a shot. Darren Hill makes a save.
Steven Hislop finds the back of the net with a headed goal from just inside the box. Arbroath 2-2 East Fife.Assist on the goal came from Ryan Wallace.
David White concedes a free kick for a foul on Collin Samuel. Paul Sheerin crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save made by Michael Brown.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Sheerin, outswinging corner taken by Collin Samuel from the right by-line, David White makes a clearance. Clearance made by Robert Linn.
David White concedes a free kick for a foul on Collin Samuel. Free kick taken by Mark Baxter.
Chris Innes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Hislop. Free kick crossed left-footed by Neil Janczyk from right channel, Darren Hill makes a save.
Robert Sloan fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 2-1 East Fife.The assist for the goal came from Ryan Wallace.
Josh Falkingham takes a shot. Save made by Michael Brown.
Effort on goal by Robert Linn from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
David White concedes a free kick for a foul on Collin Samuel. Direct free kick taken by Stuart Malcolm.
Ryan Wallace fouled by Keith Gibson, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Smith takes the free kick.
Ryan Wallace concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Caddis. Darren Hill takes the direct free kick.
The referee penalises Josh Falkingham for handball. Direct free kick taken by Neil Janczyk.
Liam Caddis gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 2-0 East Fife.Assist on the goal came from Collin Samuel.
Stuart Malcolm concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Hislop. Neil Janczyk crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Steven Doris makes a clearance.
Long range shot by Robert Sloan goes wide right of the net.
Liam Caddis scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Arbroath 1-0 East Fife.Assist by Collin Samuel.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Sheerin, David White manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Janczyk on Josh Falkingham. Direct free kick taken by Darren Hill.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Neil Janczyk, clearance made by Stuart Malcolm.
Smokies duo return
Arbroath will need to put the disappointment of failing to take over the lead in the Second Division behind them against visitors East Fife and they look set to have Collin Samuel and Mark Baxter available after injury to help.
Josh Falkingham returns after missing the 2-2 draw with Airdrie in midweek through suspension, however Jordan Elfverson misses out again with a back injury.
Player-manager Paul Sheerin said: "It was a chance to get our noses in front but we will need to pick ourselves up.
"The dressing room was quiet afterwards but we are in a good place and should be positive about it against an East Fife side that may feel they have something to prove after John Robertson lost his job."
East Fife will be under the interim control of former Scotland striker Gordon Durie for the first time following Robertson's dismissal and they will be missing the injured Paul McQuade.
John Ovenstone and Scott Durie are in with a good chance of returning after knocks.
"It is never nice when these things happen in football but it is important to concentrate on the players and the jobs they have to do," said Gordon Durie.
"We have played Arbroath a couple of times already this season and probably deserved to get more than the draw we got in January. We will be going there looking to do well and keeping ourselves in the top half of the table."
Fifers battle back to claim point
Arbroath threw away a two-goal lead for the second time in three days to again miss the chance to go top of Division Two after being held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man East Fife.
The home side took only six minutes to strike when Collin Samuel crossed for Liam Caddis to slot into the bottom corner of the net from 12 yards.
And the lead was doubled in the 15th minute when Samuel crossed from the opposite side for Caddis to finish into the same corner - this time left-footed.
But the Fifers pulled one back against the run of play when Robert Sloan calmly converted Ryan Wallace's pass after 27 minutes.
The deficit was wiped out three minutes before half-time - Wallace crossing for Steven Hislop to power a header past Darren Hill to secure a point in Gordon Durie's first game in charge.
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