East Fife head north of the River Tay tomorrow afternoon to take on a Forfar Athletic side involved in a keen fight to avoid the bottom two places in the table.
Having won three games on the spin, manager Darren Young was left frustrated by the postponement of Sunday’s derby encounter with Raith Rovers at Stark’s Park, but will be hoping that his charges can pick up where they left off after the excellent victory over Alloa Athletic at the Indodrill Stadium the previous midweek. Kevin Smith and Chris Duggan were the men on target, with the latter’s strike, a beautiful dipping effort from just outside the box, a contender for goal of the season.
Jim Weir’s men have notched up some impressive results themselves recently, notably their 2-1 win against promotion hopefuls Raith Rovers at Station Park, but were unable to repeat their heroics against Ayr United last Saturday, going down 2-0 to the league leaders at Station Park. Their cause was not helped by the dismissal of defender Andy Munro, who now faces a two match suspension beginning with tomorrow’s game.
The Fifers will once again be without the services of midfielder Mark Docherty, who underwent knee surgery last week.
The Loons have had the better of the meetings between the sides this season, recording victories at Station Park in November and Bayview Stadium in January. East Fife did however manage to get the better of Forfar in their first encounter of the campaign back in September.
Purchase an Adult/Concession 3-game ticket for only £30.
This will give admission to our final SPFL Ladbrokes League One home matches :-
Saturday 31st March versus Ayr United
Saturday 14th April versus Arbroath
Saturday 28th April versus Stranraer
Name: Alan Hunter
How long have you been an East Fife supporter?
I’ve been an East Fife supporter for over 60 years. My first game was a Scottish League Cup match against Aberdeen in 1956. The Fife won 2-1.
Most memorable moment following East Fife?
My most memorable moment was the game against Aberdeen in the Scottish Communities League Cup in 2011. After extra time the score was 3 each and East Fife went on to win 4-3 on penalties with Fife ‘keeper Mark Ridgers saving 3 penalties!!!
Least favourite moment following East Fife?
Being hammered 9-1 by Dundee in a Scottish Cup tie in season 1965/66.
Favourite player (present)?
Favourite player (all-time)?
Best East Fife goal you’ve seen?
I can’t remember the opposition but the goal still sticks in my mind. Andy Waddell took a corner kick and Ian Stewart hit the ball mid-air. I’m sure the Fife had to change the net the following week because of the damage done to it!!
Favourite goal celebration?
Saturday 10th May 2003. East Fife needed to beat Queen’s Park to gain promotion and a last-minute winner from Kenny Deuchar put the Fife faithful into seventh heaven.
Pick your all-time East Fife 11
Gordon Marshall, Dave Clarke, Billy McPhee, Pat Quinn, Steve Archibald, George Dewar, Gordon Durie, Steven Tweed, George Yardley, Walter Borthwick and Jake Young
Favourite Scotland game?
1967 England 2-3 Scotland. Simpson, Gemmell, McCreadie, Greig, McKinnon, Baxter, Wallace, Bremner, McCalliog, Law, Lennox
Favourite Scotland player (all-time)?
When do you think Scotland will next qualify for a major tournament?
Euro 2020 (hopefully!)
Ronaldo or Messi?
Favourite away ground?
If you could change one football rule what would it be?
Scrap the offside rule.
On Saturday, 2nd June 2018, a celebration dinner will be held in Buckhaven Community Centre, Kinnear St, Buckhaven.
What are we celebrating ?
80 years since our Scottish Cup win in 1938 !
70 years since our Scottish League Cup win in 1948 !
10 years since we were Scottish Football League 2 Champions in 2008 !
Guest speakers will be Craig Brown & Raymond Mearns. We will also be joined on the evening by Henry McLeish & Jim Leishman.
Tickets only £50 per person (a payment plan is available).
Adult price £15
Job Seekers and Students £10
Concessions £8 (under 16/over 65 and adult disabled – carer free)
Parent and Child £20
The match will be shown live on BBC Alba. Why not come along to Bayview and watch the match whilst enjoying a High Tea in our restaurant.
Young Player of the Year is open to players who were under 23 at the start of the season. Those eligible are Scott Allardice, Aaron Dunsmore, Ryan Inglis, Robert Jones, Matthew Knox, Adam Livingstone, Ben Mackenzie, Connor McManus, Ross Mutch, Craig Thomson, Craig Watson and Kyle Wilson.
This year’s Supporters’ Club Player of the Year Dance takes place at the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium on Saturday 28th April and tickets are now on sale. The dance will be hosted by Liam Anderson and will include speeches from Chairman Jim Stevenson and Manager Darren Young.
A variety of awards will be presented on the night including Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer and Goal of the Season, which will be voted for on the night. Other awards will be presented by the East Fife Board of Directors, East Fife Supporters Trust and East Fife Community Football Club. This year we will also be presenting a number of awards to commemorate the “lighter” moments of the season.