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Robert Sloan takes a shot. Save by Derek Soutar. Goal scored by Paul McManus from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. East Fife 3-0 Forfar.Robert Sloan provided the assist for the goal.
Mark McCulloch has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Craigen on Scott Durie. Jordon Forster takes the direct free kick.
Michael Bolochoweckyj concedes a free kick for a foul on David Muir. Direct free kick taken by Darren McCormack.
A goal is scored by Scott Smith from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. East Fife 2-0 Forfar.Assist by Robert Barr.
Stephen Tulloch on for Mick Dunlop.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Soutar on Paul McManus. Derek Soutar goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Robert Sloan. Effort on goal by Scott Durie from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Barr. Free kick taken by Derek Soutar.
A cross is delivered by Ross Campbell.
Iain Campbell sends in a cross, save by Calum Antell.
Scott Smith is brought on as a substitute for Paul Willis. Corner taken by Iain Campbell, Jordon Forster makes a clearance. Kevin Motion produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar. (Forfar) makes a substitution, with Charlie King coming on for Danny Denholm.
The ball is crossed by Mick Dunlop, Michael Bolochoweckyj takes a shot. Fantastic save by Calum Antell.
Corner taken by Iain Campbell from the left by-line, clearance made by Paul McManus.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren McCormack on Danny Denholm. Mark McCulloch takes the free kick.
Corner crossed in by Robert Sloan.
Darren Smith takes a shot.
Short corner taken by Robert Sloan from the right by-line.
Paul Willis has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target. Omar Kader goes off and Christopher Templeman comes on.
The referee blows for offside against Omar Kader. Free kick taken by Calum Antell.
A cross is delivered by Paul McManus, save made by Derek Soutar.
The ball is sent over by James Craigen, Calum Antell makes a save.
Paul McManus takes a shot. Save by Derek Soutar. Robert Sloan replaces Craig Johnstone. Corner taken by Robert Sloan from the left by-line. The assistant referee signals for offside against Paul McManus. Free kick taken by Mark McCulloch.
Iain Campbell takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Ross Campbell takes a shot. James Craigen takes a shot. Calum Antell makes a save. Corner from left by-line taken by Iain Campbell.
Ross Campbell takes a short corner.
Scott Durie concedes a free kick for a foul on Omar Kader. Iain Campbell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Calum Antell.
A cross is delivered by Omar Kader.
The offside flag is raised against Paul McManus. Indirect free kick taken by Derek Soutar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren McCormack by Ross Campbell. Darren McCormack takes the free kick.
Centre by Danny Denholm, clearance by Craig Johnstone.
Centre by Paul Willis, Craig Johnstone produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Corner taken by Iain Campbell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Johnstone on Danny Denholm. Craig Johnstone receives a caution. Iain Campbell takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Scott Durie, clearance by Mick Dunlop. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Johnstone, Mark McCulloch makes a clearance.
Iain Campbell produces a cross, save by Calum Antell.
Inswinging corner taken by Craig Johnstone, Omar Kader manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Paul Willis, David Muir finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. East Fife 1-0 Forfar.Assist on the goal came from Paul Willis.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Iain Campbell from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Craig Johnstone.
Foul by Paul McManus on Michael Bolochoweckyj, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Derek Soutar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Motion on Robert Barr. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Craig Johnstone from right by-line, Ross Campbell manages to make a clearance. Paul McManus is caught offside. Derek Soutar takes the free kick.
Iain Campbell takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Omar Kader has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Foul by David Muir on Omar Kader, free kick awarded. Iain Campbell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance by Robert Barr.
Scott Durie crosses the ball, Craig Johnstone takes a shot. Save made by Derek Soutar. Paul Willis decides to take a short corner. Paul Willis crosses the ball, David Muir produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Omar Kader has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
David Muir concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Denholm. Free kick taken by Iain Campbell.
Kevin Motion challenges Robert Barr unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren McCormack takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Paul McManus, Scott Durie takes a shot. Save by Derek Soutar.
James Craigen takes a shot. Save by Calum Antell.
Robert Barr produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Centre by Danny Denholm.
Paul McManus has a headed effort at goal from close in that strikes the post.
Foul by Martyn Fotheringham on Jordon Forster, free kick awarded. Martyn Fotheringham is shown a red card. Scott Durie restarts play with the free kick.
Craig Johnstone sends in a cross.
The referee cautions Iain Campbell for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Campbell on Paul Willis. Jordon Forster restarts play with the free kick.
Omar Kader takes a shot. Save made by Calum Antell.
A cross is delivered by Mark McCulloch, clearance by Craig Johnstone.
Malcolm targets home win
Bob Malcolm will take charge of East Fife for the first time when Forfar visit New Bayview.
Former Rangers, QPR and Motherwell midfielder Malcolm has taken over first-team affairs in the absence of manager Gordon Durie, who is ill, and following the resignation of assistant boss Gordon Chisholm.
Along with fellow coach Brian McNaughton he will pick a side that will not include the injured Scott McBride and the ill Jamie Pollok.
The Fifers are looking for their first home win of the season.
Malcolm said: "I had been helping Gordon Chisholm out so I knew the boys anyway. Training has gone well this week and I am looking forward to pitting my wits against a wily campaigner in Dick Campbell. Hopefully we can grab that first win."
James Craigen will be included in the Forfar squad.
The midfielder has joined the club on loan from Partick Thistle.
Michael Bolochoweckyj is available after a two-game ban and Michael Dunlop has returned from a loan spell at East Stirling.
However, the Station Park side have been hit by injuries with Odmar Faeroe, Jamie Bishop, Keith Gibson, Barry Sellars and Gavin Swankie all ruled out with knocks.
Manager Dick Campbell, whose side are looking to bounce back from their 3-2 defeat at Alloa in their last outing, said: "We do have a number of concerns personnel-wise but I am looking for us to keep hold of second place by winning at East Fife.
"We lost a lot of goals to East Fife last season and I certainly do not want that to happen again."
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