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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Arbroath make the relatively short trip to Methil tomorrow as East Fife hope to bounce back from last Saturday's disappointing defeat to Alloa Athletic at the Indodrill Stadium. The task of returning to winning ways will certainly not be an easy one as the Angus men have recorded some fine victories this season, including a terrific 7-1 success against Airdrieonians last week.     

Bayview boss Darren Young was left frustrated at the loss of avoidable goals at Alloa, particularly after getting off to a good start, taking an early lead after a fine strike from midfielder Kyle Wilkie. He will however be heartened by the availability of influencial defender Jonathan Page, after serving a two match suspension. Injuries to Craig Watson and Chris Kane necessitated a last gasp search for another central defender, with 18 year old Jordan Piggot's signature on loan from Dundee being secured just hours before kick-off last Saturday. The young West Midlander was one of the positives for the Fifers from the outing, turning in an impressive performance on his senior debut.

East Fife's recent record against the men from Gayfield is encouraging, having won their last four meetings between the sides, including a 3-2 victory in an incident packed encounter in the Angus town earlier in the season, but the Methil men will be only too aware that they will need to be at the top of their game tomorrow to earn the points.

Supporters of both clubs are reminded that they are welcome to enjoy refreshments at the stadium bars before and after the game. 

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