Everyone connected with East Fife Football Club was saddened to hear of the passing of former director Ken Henderson yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 75.
As most of you will know, Ken was our Commercial Director and was instrumental in securing important financial backing for the club but resigned recently due to his ongoing health issues.
He will be sadly missed and our condolences go to Maureen, Karen, Stephen & Paul and their families at this time.
Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced in due course and a full obituary will appear in this week's The Bayview matchday programme and a minute’s applause will take place prior to the start of our home game against Dumbarton.
We have been drawn away to SJFA North Region Superleague side Banks O'Dee in the 3rd Round of the Scottish Cup.
We travel to Links Park to face Montrose this afternoon for our 11th cinch League One match of the season. Montrose currently sit 4th in the league on 16 points. Last time out, Montrose recorded a 5-0 victory over Clyde at Broadwood.
Long term absentees Ross Davidson, Danny Swanson, Stewart Murdoch and Mikey Cunningham will also miss today’s match along with Ross Dunlop, who picked up a calf injury last week, and Lewis Anderson, who picked up a knock in training on Thursday night.
Next week, Stewart Murdoch should hopefully return to training and Ross Davidson is scheduled to begin light jogging.
Kieran Millar returns to the squad after missing last week’s match against Cove Rangers.
Tickets for today’s match are available to buy online here ahead of the game. Pay at the gate is available for both adult and concession tickets however adult + child tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be presented digitally or printed at home.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £15
Concessions - £8
Adult & Child* - £18
*Must be purchased in advance
Face coverings are encouraged inside the ground and a socially distanced safe space is available in Section F of the main stand.
Those unable to attend today’s game can watch the match live via Montrose FC Live for £12.50. Coverage will begin at 14:15PM BST. The match can be purchased here.
East Fife will be wearing our all-red 3rd strip this afternoon with the goalkeeper in yellow.
Montrose will be in their blue home kit with white sleeves and the goalkeeper in teal.
Hot and cold refreshments will be on sale inside the ground.
Matchday programmes will be on sale priced at £2.50.
We’re delighted to announce the Liam Newton and Aaron Steele have both signed one-year extensions to their current contracts, keeping them both at Bayview until the summer of 2023.
19-year-old Liam was promoted to the first team July 2020 after impressing for the Under 20s side the season before. He made his debut against Cowdenbeath in the Betfred Cup in October before scoring his first goal against Raith Rovers in the same competition a few days later. The midfielder has 29 first team appearance to his name so far.
Defender Aaron Steele joined the club on a permanent deal in the summer after impressing while on loan from St. Johnstone towards the end of last season. The 19-year-old made his East Fife debut against Airdrieonians in April this year and, to date, has turned out for the club on 14 occasions, scoring twice.
Darren Young: “It’s great to have been able to tie both Aaron and Liam down to longer deals. Both guys continue to grow in confidence every week and you can see that in their performances on the park. They’re both still young so I’m sure they’ll continue to develop, and it will be great for the fans to see how they progress over the next couple of years”.
After a lengthy layoff due to covid restrictions, we’re delighted to announce the return of our matchday hospitality packages. Matchday hospitality will return for the visit of Dumbarton on 30th October and will be available for every home match until the end of the season.
3 hospitality packages are available starting from £45/person:
Package 1 - £45/person (inc. VAT)*
*£35 for season ticket holders
Package 2 - £75/person (inc. VAT)*
Package 1 plus:
*£65 for season ticket holders
Package 3** - £85/person (inc. VAT)
Package 2 plus:
*£75 for season ticket holders
**Jim Baxter Suite Max. 8 persons / Min. 5 persons
**Legends Suite: Max. 12 persons / Min. 8 persons