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  • Date:12 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Bayview Stadium
  • Attendance:469
  • Hislop (32) Smart (73)
    Linn (87)

Live Commentary

91:37 +1.37

Ross Campbell fouled by Kerr Newbigging, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Gallacher takes the direct free kick.


Corner taken right-footed by Dale Hilson, Jonathan Smart makes a clearance.


Lloyd Young goes off and Kerr Newbigging comes on.


Ross Campbell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Robert Linn grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. East Fife 3-0 Forfar.Robert Linn fouled by Ross Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Ovenstone. The assist for the goal came from Lloyd Young.


Greg Ross booked for unsporting behaviour. Greg Ross challenges Lloyd Young unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Linn takes the direct free kick.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Linn from the left by-line, clearance by Barry Sellars.


Jonathan Smart finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. East Fife 2-0 Forfar.Craig Johnstone takes the inswinging corner, assist by Craig Johnstone.


Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Johnstone from the right by-line, clearance made by Greg Ross.


Calum Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Smart.


Martyn Fotheringham goes off and Paul Watson comes on.


The ball is sent over by Mark McCulloch, blocked by Martyn Fotheringham.


Calum Smith on for Christopher Templeman.


David Muir concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Sellars. Free kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham.


The ball is delivered by Ross Campbell, Lloyd Young takes a shot. Greg Ross gets a block in.


The ball is sent over by Mark McCulloch.

46:20 +1.20

Steven Hislop takes a shot. Scott Gallacher makes a save.


Steven Hislop is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Scott Gallacher.

45:16 +0.16

Robert Linn takes a short corner.


Header from close range by Christopher Templeman misses to the right of the goal.


John Ovenstone concedes a free kick for a foul on Christopher Templeman. Martyn Fotheringham takes the free kick.


Steven Hislop finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. East Fife 1-0 Forfar.Assist by Mark McCulloch.


The ball is crossed by Dylan McGowan, Craig Johnstone takes a shot. Save by Scott Gallacher.


Martyn Fotheringham concedes a free kick for a foul on David Muir. Mark McCulloch takes the free kick.


David Mowat on for Iain Campbell.


Steven Hislop is caught offside. Scott Gallacher takes the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken by Robert Linn, clearance by Greg Ross.


John Ovenstone challenges Christopher Templeman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham.


Matthew Park shown a yellow card. Matthew Park concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Campbell. Scott Gallacher takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark McCulloch by Dale Hilson. Direct free kick taken by Mark McCulloch.


Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Linn, Mark McCulloch manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken right-footed by Robert Linn.


Jamie Bishop is sent off by the referee.


Inswinging corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the left by-line.


Inswinging corner taken by Robert Linn.


Effort on goal by Robert Linn from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.


Mark McCulloch challenges Ross Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Bishop takes the direct free kick.


Lloyd Young crosses the ball.

Match Preview

Injured trio a worry for Robertson East Fife manager John Robertson could be without injured trio Steven Campbell, Robert Sloan and Ryan Wallace for the home game with Forfar. But striker Jim Hamilton is pushing for a starting place after returning as a substitute in the midweek draw with Airdrie. Robertson, whose side can make fifth place in the table their own with a win, said: "You cannot relax in this league or you'll find yourself shooting down it again. "Forfar will want to pick up points to inch closer to a play-off place, so we have to be on the top of our game or it will be a chance to make some progress lost." Forfar's stand-in boss Ian Campbell has a fully fit squad to choose from and no suspension worries. The Loons rose to third place in midweek when they scored two late goals to see off Brechin City and Campbell is looking for his players to maintain their promotion charge. Campbell said: "We have to be up for this game because East Fife will be up for it and if we don't play well we will lose out, just like we did in the Scottish Cup tie between the sides back in November. "We've won there in the league already this season, so we can go to Fife with confidence."

Formation:442Manager: Jim Moffat

East Fife

Formation: 442Manager: Dick Campbell


  • Michael Brown
  • Dylan McGowan
  • John Ovenstone
  • Jonathan Smart
  • Mark McCulloch
  • Lloyd Young
  • David Muir
  • Matthew Park
  • Craig Johnstone
  • Steven Hislop
  • Robert Linn
  • SUBS
  • Dean Lyness
  • Scott Durie
  • Shaun Fagan
  • Kerr Newbigging
  • Stuart Cargill



Match Report

Fifers sweep Forfar aside Forfar saw defender Jamie Bishop dismissed for a serious foul early in the first half and never recovered as they lost 3-0 to East Fife. Steven Hislop put the hosts in control after 32 minutes with a right-footed strike from distance that beat Scott Gallacher and hit the bottom corner. Lloyd Young fluffed a good opportunity when his effort was blocked by Greg Ross after 62 minutes. Jonathan Smart slotted home from the close range in the 73rd minute to give the home side a two-goal advantage before Robert Linn put the comeback out of reach for Forfar 13 minutes later with a left-footed drive. Kerr Newbigging fouled Ross Campbell in injury time but Scott Gallacher's free-kick missed the target.

Form Guide

  • East Fife
  • VS
  • Forfar

Last Meetings

  • Forfar
  • 0 - 0
  • East Fife
  • 01/02/2011
  • East Fife
  • 1 - 3
  • Forfar
  • 23/10/2010
  • Forfar
  • 3 - 2
  • East Fife
  • 11/09/2010
  • East Fife
  • 2 - 0
  • Forfar
  • 08/05/2004
  • Forfar
  • 1 - 0
  • East Fife
  • 06/03/2004
  • East Fife
  • 2 - 3
  • Forfar
  • 25/10/2003

Top Scorers

East Fife

  • R Linn 10
  • C Johnstone 7
  • S Crawford 4
  • S Hislop 3
  • L Young 3
  • R Sloan 3
  • J Ovenstone 2
  • D Muir 2
  • J Smart 2
  • M Park 2
  • R Wallace 2
  • J Hamilton 1


  • R Campbell 8
  • C Templeman 7
  • M Fotheringham 3
  • G Gibson 2
  • B Deasley 2
  • D Hilson 2
  • M Bolocheweckyj 2
  • A Tod 1
  • D Brady 1
  • C Smith 1


East Fife

    • Total goals 96
    • Goals per game 53
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 34
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins