We welcome Forfar Athletic to the Locality Hub Bayview stadium this afternoon in matchday 4 of our 2022/23 cinch League Two campaign.
There are a couple familiar faces in the Forfar squad this afternoon in the shape of former Fifers Craig Thomson and Nathan Flanagan.
Brogan Walls and Lewis Anderson continue to miss out this week with ankle injuries along with long-term absentees Scott Gallacher and Connor McManus. McManus underwent an operation last week and will be assessed by Physio Gregor Pirie today to check his progress.
Scott Shepherd returned to non-contact training on Tuesday following a concussion picked up against Bonnyrigg 2 weeks ago before taking part in full training on Thursday night and is available for selection today.
Alan Trouten took part in full training twice this week and will be available for selection provided there are no adverse reactions.
East Fife will be in our change colours of pink strips, black shorts and pink stockings this afternoon with the goalkeeper in all green.
Forfar Athletic will be wearing navy strips, navy shorts and navy/sky blue stockings with the goalkeeper in all purple.
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. Parent and child tickets cannot be purchased online.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £18
Concessions* - £14
Under 16s** - £5
Parent & Child - £21
Parent & 2 Children - £24
*Over 65s and full-time students. Proof of eligibility may be requested
**Proof of age may be requested
All child members of EFCFC & EFG&WFC will be admitted free with a paying adult or as part of an organised group for all of our home league matches this season. Tickets for this are being organised through EFCFC.
Season tickets are valid for this match. Those who have still to collect their season ticket card can do so up until kick off this afternoon.
Turnstiles will open at 2pm.
Match referee: Barry Cook
AR1: Graham Chambers
AR2: Barry Reid
The last meeting between the sides took place at Station Park in May 2021 where East Fife picked up the 3 points with a 3-2 victory. Scott Fenwick had given the home side the lead in the 11th minute before Ross Davidson equalised 3 minutes later. Daniel Scally restored the home side’s advantage shortly after half-time only for Stewart Murdoch to level the match against a couple of minutes later before Sean Brown popped up with the winner for East Fife in injury time.
Forfar Athletic Team: McCallum, Nditi, Coll, Irvine, Meechan, Holmes (Mackintosh 64’), Scally, Moore, G Anderson, Shepherd (Allan 64’), Fenwick (Doris 64’)
East Fife Team: Long, Steele, Murdoch, Dunlop, Watson, Denholm (Dunsmore 80’), Swanson, Watt, Davidson, Newton (Healy 88’), Spence (Brown 72’)
Car parking is available at both ends of the stadium for both home and away supporters free of charge.
No live stream is available to viewers with the UK & Ireland.
Viewers outside the UK & Ireland can watch the match via East Fife TV with a monthly or season pass.
The stadium bars will be open to both sets of supporters from 12.15 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 4 of our new-look matchday programme is available to purchase for £2.50. Please look out for our programme sellers around the stadium before the game.