East Fife 4 - 0 Forfar Athletic

Saturday 18th February 2012
R Sloan (pen 11, 15)
S Hislop (36)
R Wallace (70)

Four for Fife

East Fife boosted their play-off hopes with a comfortable 4-0 win over Forfar at the Bayview Stadium.

The hosts took the lead from the penalty spot after 11 minutes, Robert Sloan converting after Nicky Low brought down Steven Hislop.

Sloan added his and The Fifer's second four minutes later with a superb 25-yard drive into the top-left corner.

Victory was all but ensured just after the half-hour mark when Hislop rose highest to head home Sloan's cross.

Ryan Wallace added his 13 of the season after 70 minutes, Sloan again the provider with a fine cross.

Forfar, clearly unsettled by the first-half flurry failed to fashion any clear-cut chances and remain without a win in their last four outings.

OfficialCraig Charleston
Attendance526
VenueBayview Stadium
Kick Off
East Fife 0 - 0 Forfar Athletic
1:25
Foul on Steven Hislop
1:29
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk from the right wing
1:58
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
3:20
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
4:21
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
4:42
Clearance by David White
5:54
Foul on Barry Sellars
5:57
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell
8:47
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
9:00
Clearance by Christopher Templeman
9:04
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
9:27
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
9:39
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
9:46
Foul on Steven Hislop
10:47
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Robert Sloan and scored using his left foot to the bottom left
10:47
East Fife 1 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the penalty spot to the bottom left of the goal.
14:53
Shot taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot
14:53
East Fife 2 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Robert Sloan using his left foot to the top left of the goal.
15:30
Save made by Marc McCallum
16:07
Cross from Robert Linn
16:09
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
17:49
Cross from Iain Campbell
17:56
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the right penalty area
18:11
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
19:34
Foul on Martyn Fotheringham
19:39
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham from the right wing
19:50
Cross from Martyn Fotheringham
19:53
Save made by Michael Brown
21:03
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
22:47
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
22:49
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
28:13
Offside flag raised against Christopher Templeman
28:14
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
30:56
Foul on Nicky Low
31:01
Free Kick taken by Martyn Fotheringham
31:25
Shot taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot
31:29
Save made by Michael Brown
32:10
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the near post
32:32
Clearance by Neil Janczyk
33:05
BOOKING: Ryan Wallace of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
34:15
Shot taken by Robert Linn with his right foot
34:26
Goal Kick taken by Marc McCallum
35:09
Shot taken by Steven Hislop from the left penalty area
35:09
East Fife 3 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Steven Hislop from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
36:06
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline short of the target
36:24
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
36:51
Clearance by Iain Campbell
39:03
Hand Ball taken by Steven Hislop
39:09
Free Kick taken by Barry Sellars
39:26
Cross from Barry Sellars
39:34
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
39:40
Save made by Michael Brown
41:08
Foul on Nicky Low
41:15
Free Kick taken by Iain Campbell from the left wing
43:46
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
43:55
Save made by Michael Brown
Half Time
East Fife 3 - 0 Forfar Athletic
Second Half Started
East Fife 3 - 0 Forfar Athletic
45:41
Offside flag raised against Steven Hislop
45:43
Free Kick taken by Marc McCallum
46:03
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
46:24
Save made by Michael Brown
46:49
Clearance by Steven Campbell
48:08
Foul on Kevin Byers
48:18
BOOKING: Andrew Cook of East Fife given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
48:33
Free Kick taken by Nicky Low
48:41
Cross from Nicky Low
48:48
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman from the left penalty area
48:54
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
49:49
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
50:12
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
52:08
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline
53:51
Shot taken by Dale Hilson using his left foot from the left penalty area
54:05
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
56:19
Corner taken by Martyn Fotheringham with his right foot from the left byline
56:34
Clearance by Andrew Cook
56:56
Save made by Michael Brown
59:05
Shot taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot
59:20
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
60:19
Substitution for Forfar Athletic: Bradley Coyne on for Barry Sellars
63:57
Foul on Robert Sloan
64:03
Free Kick taken by Neil Janczyk
64:48
BOOKING: Ross Campbell of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
65:21
BOOKING: Nicky Low of Forfar Athletic given yellow card for dissent
67:13
Foul on Steven Hislop
67:17
Free Kick taken by Steven Campbell
68:18
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
68:28
Save made by Marc McCallum
68:59
Foul on Steven Hislop
69:07
Free Kick taken by Robert Sloan from the left wing
69:34
Cross from Robert Sloan
69:39
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace from the left penalty area
69:39
East Fife 4 - 0 Forfar Athletic
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace from the left penalty area to the bottom left of the goal.
70:27
Substitution for East Fife: Scott Dalziel on for Steven Hislop
71:59
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
72:20
Clearance by Joseph Shaughnessy
73:41
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
74:17
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
74:40
Save made by Michael Brown
75:04
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
76:30
Shot taken by Scott Dalziel using his left foot from the left penalty area
76:32
Save made by Marc McCallum
76:32
Corner taken by Robert Sloan using his left foot from the left byline
77:01
Clearance by Mark McCulloch
77:12
Substitution for East Fife: Paul McQuade on for Ryan Wallace
79:01
Corner taken by Nicky Low using his left foot from the right byline to the far post
79:22
Clearance by Andrew Cook
80:04
Foul on Robert Linn
80:09
Free Kick taken by Michael Brown
81:01
Shot taken by Christopher Templeman with his right foot
81:07
Save made by Michael Brown
83:01
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the right byline to the near post
83:09
Clearance by Dale Hilson
83:20
Corner taken by Neil Janczyk using his left foot from the left byline to the far post
83:26
Clearance by Craig Wilson
87:01
Corner taken by Dale Hilson with his right foot from the left byline to the far post
87:15
Goal Kick taken by Michael Brown
Full Time
East Fife 4 - 0 Forfar Athletic
Result
East Fife 4 - 0 Forfar Athletic

East Fife

vs

Forfar Athletic

4
Goals
0
2
Assists
0
6
Shots
8
5
On Target
4
1
Off Target
4
2
Crosses
4
10
Corners
8
7
Throw Ins
7
8
Saves
3
5
Clearances
9
7
Goal Kicks
4
7
Free Kicks
7
1
Offside
2
1
Hand Balls
0
1
Penalties
0
2
Yellow Cards
2

East Fife

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Michael Brown
02.Scott Durie
03.Steven Campbell
04.David White
05.Andrew Cook (49+0: Unsporting behaviour)
06.David Muir
07.Neil Janczyk
08.Robert Sloan
09.Ryan Wallace (34+0: Unsporting behaviour) 78+0' Tactical
10.Robert Linn
11.Steven Hislop 71+0' Tactical

Substitutes

12.Andrew Collier
13.Darren McCormack
14.Darren Smith
15.Paul McQuade 78+0' Tactical
16.Scott Dalziel 71+0' Tactical

Forfar Athletic

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Marc McCallum
02.Craig Wilson
03.Joseph Shaughnessy
04.Iain Campbell
05.Mark McCulloch
06.Kevin Byers
07.Barry Sellars 61+0' Tactical
08.Martyn Fotheringham
09.Nicky Low (66+0: Dissent)
10.Christopher Templeman
11.Dale Hilson

Substitutes

12.Greg Paterson
13.David Mowat
14.Greg Ross
15.Ross Campbell (65+0: Unsporting behaviour)
16.Bradley Coyne 61+0' Tactical

As you were for Fifers

East Fife are at full strength for the visit of Forfar.

The Fifers will be looking to move closer towards the Division Two promotion play-offs as opposed to being pulled closer to the sides beneath them in the table.

Manager John Robertson thinks better results will come when his players start believing in their potential.

"We have the makings of a very good side and can still have a successful season if the players build up some self-belief," he said.

"I know that their potential is exciting and the fans believe in them as well and hopefully the players can take confidence from that.

"We seem to get nervous when we get ahead in games and getting in front against Forfar and staying in front would be a great step forward."

Forfar are hoping to end a frustrating spell where they have remained stuck near the foot of the table although they will have to do so without injured defender Jamie Bishop.

The Loons also have doubts over doubts over Michael Bolochoweckyj and Nicky Low.

Station Park assistant manager Ian Campbell said: "The management team reckon that we are ready to turn the corner and start moving up that, however it has been a case of one step forward and one step back due to a number of factors including postponed games."

"It would be great to win at East Fife and then go on a run of a few wins so that we know that we can have an exciting end to the season."

Shots

Saves

Yellow Cards

As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Cowdenbeath 23 30 48
2 Arbroath 23 21 44
3 Dumbarton 22 1 35
4 Stenhousemuir 22 7 34
5 Up East Fife 22 -6 30
6 Up Brechin City 22 -3 29
7 Down Airdrieonians 24 -5 28
8 Forfar Athletic 22 -11 22
9 Albion Rovers 24 -17 22
10 Stirling Albion 22 -17 19

Updated 18/02/2012 at 17:01

 

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