We kick off the 2022/23 season by welcoming Dunfermline Athletic to Bayview for our opening match in the Premier Sports Cup.
Manager Stevie Crawford will be without Connor McManus and Scott Gallacher this afternoon, with both carrying long-term injuries, and will make a decision this morning a few players who have been carrying knocks.
Summer signings Scott Shepherd, Sam Denham, Alan Trouten, Ryan Schiavone and Lucas Williamson could all make their debut this afternoon and the returning Allan Fleming also available for selection.
East Fife will be in our traditional home colours of black/gold strips, black shorts and black stockings with the goalkeeper in all-green.
Dunfermline Athletic will be wearing their traditional colour of white tops, white shorts and white stocking within the goalkeeper in all-black.
The last meeting between the sides also took place at Bayview in the group stages of the 2017/18 League Cup. The match ended 0-0 with the visitors claiming the bonus point with a 9-8 victory on penalties.
East Fife Team: Cordery (Goodfellow 45’), Dunsmore, Watson, Gordon, Docherty, Flanagan (Mutch 72’), Slattery, Willis, Wilson, Reilly (Young 88’), Duggan
Dunfermline Athletic Team: Murdoch, Williamson, Morris, Ashcroft, Martin, Higginbotham (Lochhead 68’), Paton, Wedderburn (Shiels 68’), Cardle, McManus (smith 82’), Clark
Tickets for today’s match are available to buy online here ahead of the game. Please note, there will be no cash turnstiles and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be presented digitally or printed at home. Those unable to purchase tickets online can buy theirs over the phone (01333 426323) and collect from the matchday reception.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £15
Concessions* - £10
Under 16s** - £3
*Over 65s and full-time students. Proof of eligibility may be requested
**Proof of age may be requested
Season tickets are not valid for this match. Turnstiles will open at 2pm.
Car parking is available at both ends of the stadium for both home and away supporters free of charge.
Those unable to attend today’s game can watch the match live on East Fife TV for £15. Coverage will begin at 14:45PM BST. The match can be purchased here.
East Fife TV Overseas Gold subscribers can watch the match as part of their regular subscription.
The stadium bars will be open to both sets of supporters from 12.30 pm this afternoon for pre- and post-match refreshments.
Pie stalls will be open at both ends of the stadium from 2pm. Please note, our pie stalls are cash only.
Issue 2 of our matchday programme is available to purchase for £2.50. Please look out for our programme sellers around the stadium before the game. This is a double issue covering our home Premier Sports Cup matches.