East Fife came flying out the traps in the second half when Duffy pulled one back for the visitors by controlling the ball and smashing it into the top right corner from a tight angle, not giving Carson a chance to even move. In the 40th minute. East Fife will have no idea how they didn’t get an instant equaliser from a Derry Black, long ranged effort in the 43rd minute, when Carson pulled off an extraordinary acrobatic save to prevent the visitors levelling proceedings up.
The Carson show continued when Callum Dawson was played through in a one versus one situation, but Carson made himself big and denied the striker from scoring, in the 45th minute.
The ongoing battle between Carson and the East Fife strike force continued when Dawson manged to muscle his way through the East Fife defence and have a strike at goal. But Carson was down quick enough to avert the ball nestling in the net, in the 58th minute. Carson then dispatched a beautifully weighted kick which started a fast-paced counter attack after absorbing a huge volume of pressure, which ended with a powerful Ritchie strike finding the bottom right corner in the 59th minute.
East Fife managed to finally beat Carson for the second time of the game, when Dawson laid an expertly weighted pass to Kay who had pushed forward and was waiting at the edge of the box to coolly slot it past Carson in the 63rd minute.
However, the goal ended up being just a constellation as the Kirkcaldy side manged to hold on in the remaining minutes of the match and take all three points.