East Fife head to Clackmannanshire tomorrow, to take on Alloa Athletic at the Indodrill Stadium. The Wasps currently occupy eighth position in Division One, but are capable of providing a challenge for a top four place given the talented squad that manager Jim Goodwin has at his disposal.
Although Alloa went down last Saturday to Stranraer at Stair Park, they will have been heartened by gaining a draw away to high-flying Arbroath in their previous outing.
Bayview boss Darren Young meanwhile is looking back to last weekend’s pulsating 5-4 victory against Albion Rovers with a mixture of pride in his players and a determination to iron out defensive lapses. The Fifers showed unbelievable character and resolve to overturn a 4-2 deficit, with three goals in the last ten minutes, including two in injury-time, to see off one of the form teams in the league.
East Fife have found tomorrow’s opponents a difficult nut to crack in the Wee County in recent times, losing all three games there last season against an impressive Alloa side who could consider themselves unfortunate not to gain promotion. March 2011 saw the last three points gained on the road against the Wasps, with a Craig Johnstone double and a Bobby Linn goal doing the damage. Darren Young’s men will however take heart from their only meeting so far this campaign, when Greg Hurst was on target to secure a 1-0 win at Bayview Stadium.