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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

 

East Fife welcome Alloa Athletic to Bayview Stadium tomorrow afternoon as Darren Young’s men look to build on a hard-earned draw secured from their visit to Airdrieonians last Staurday.

The Bayview boss was missing from the technical area at the Indodrill Stadium, but Assistant Manager Tony McMinn was keen to focus on the positives from the 0-0 draw, notably the absence of the individual errors that have proved costly for the side this campaign. Visitors Alloa arrive as one of the form sides in the league, continuing their impressive recent record with another three points against Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill last week. Goals from Ross Stewart, Paul Crossan and Iain Flannigan gave the Wasps a 3-1 victory.    

The Bayview faithful were heartened by the return of midfielder Pat Slattery, making his first appearance for several weeks from the bench at Airdrie, but will be hoping for some more good news on the injury front with Jordan Piggott, Greg Hurst, Kevin Smith, Kyle Wilson, Paul Willis and Craig Watson all missing from the squad last week.

The two previous encounters between the sides have favoured the home team this season, with Greg Hurst scoring the only goal of the game back in August and the Wasps winning the return fixture in October convincingly 4-1, despite Kyle Wilkie giving the Fifers an early lead. 

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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