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Thursday, December 13, 2018

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.

Match Poster Forfar