Queen’s Park 0-2 East Fife

Nathan Austin wrapped up East Fife's win.
Nathan Austin wrapped up East Fife's win.

East Fife continued their impressive start to the new season as they plundered all three points from the national stadium.

Queen’s had proved something of a bogey team for the Fifers last season but were simply no match for Gary Naysmith’s side

The game got off to a timid start as both sides failed to really test the keepers.

Kyle Wilkie had a sight of goal on the 20 minute mark but he was unable to get a clean connection on his shot.

The Fifers didn’t have to wait much longer for their goal, though.

Nathan Austin’s strike was saved by Willie Muir but Craig Murray was the quickest to react and slammed the rebound past the Queen’s ‘keeper.

Wilkie almost handed the Fifers a two goal lead shortly afterwards when the ball broke kindly to him on the edge of the area.

The midfielder wasted no time in getting his shot away but his strike whistled past the post.

Murray was clearly enjoying his licence to get forward and had another sight of goal shortly after the re-start.

Austin worked some space for himself on the touchline and his cross was met by Murray’s head.

Muir this time was equal to his effort.

The Fifers started the second half with a real impetus and again went close when Allan Walker’s drive from outside the box tested Muir.

Murray was in the thick of the action and he again got a clear sight of Muir’s goal but was unable to get his shot away.

Austin made it 2-0 for the Fifers and gave Naysmith’s men some breathing space when he held off his marker inside the box and fired low past Muir.

Ross Brown had a late chance to wrap up the win but he sliced his effort wide from eight yards.