Sports Scientist Ross Hughes joined the East Fife coaching staff over the summer. We caught up with him before Saturday's game to find out a bit more about his role at the club
The draw for the Quarter Finals of the Irn Bru Cup took place yesterday and East Fife were handed an away tie against Irish side Bohemians. The tie is scheduled to be played on the weekend of the 17/18th November however supporters are advised to delay making travel plans until the date/time has been confirmed by the SPFL.
The draw for the Quarter Finals of the Irn Bru Cup takes place tomorrow at 1 pm. We have been assigned ball 5 in the draw.
You can watch the draw live on the SPFL's official facebook page by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/spflofficial/videos/877470965791912/
On Saturday we welcome Queen of the South to the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium in the 3rd round of the Irn Bru Cup. Ticket prices for this match have been confirmed as follows:
Adults - £15
Concessions (Over 60s/students) - £12 (proof of age/valid student ID may be requested)
Under 16s - £5 (proof of age may be requested)
Parent & Child - £18
Parent & 2 Children - £21
Parent & child tickets should be purchased from the main reception on matchday.
The stadium bar will be open to both home and away supporters from 12.30 pm and again following the full-time whistle.
Last week Darren Young was named Ladbrokes League 1 Manager of the Month for September after guiding the side to 5 wins out of 5 in all competitions.
The month started with a 2-0 win over newly-promoted side Montrose where first half goals from Ross Davidson and Jonny Court were enough to pick up our first win of the season.
That was followed up with a terrific 2-1 defeat of Championship side Partick Thistle in the Irn Bru Cup the following week. Thistle had led at half-time but goals from Scott Agnew and Rory Currie saw us progress into the next round.
Airdrieonians were next up and we picked up our first home league win of the season with a 2-1 victory. Despite going behind in unusual circumstances just after half-time, Liam Watt levelled the game immediately from the kick off before Rory Currie scored the winner with 2 minutes left on the clock.
East Fife returned home from the long-trip down to Stranraer with all 3 points when second-half goals from Craig Watson and Rory Currie helped seal a 2-0 victory.
The month was rounded off with another clean sheet and victory over Stenhousemuir at Bayview. Craig Watson headed us in front in the first half but we needed to wait until deep into injury time for the points to be secured when Rory Currie was on hand to fire home the rebound after Docherty’s penalty had been saved.
September Record: Games Played: 5 Games Won: 5 Goals Scored: 10 Goals Conceded: 2 Clean Sheets: 3
East Fife FC are proudly supporting Show Racism the Red Cards Fortnight of Action. Many of you will have seen the campaign within football for many years, the, SPFL and its member clubs have been supporting the campaign since it started in Scotland 15 years ago.
In addition to increasing the awareness of SRtRC’s work in Scotland, the Fortnight of Action from 5th- 19thOctober, shows commitment at the highest level of Scottish football to eradicate racism and discrimination of any form from our game.
All professional clubs will show their support over one weekend – Friday 5th,Saturday 6thand Sunday 7thOctober. Clubs will be united in calling for an end to racism in football and society. Players in over 40 European Countries are involved in similar events as part of FARE network against racism and discrimination.
We urge fans to continue to support the anti-racism message; it is the responsibility of us all to ensure that it is carried out beyond the Fortnight of Action and beyond the terraces.
East Fife FC condemn all forms of racism and any racist behaviour will not be tolerated within the club.
Show Racism the Red Card are working with grassroots football, community groups, schools, the police and prison service to ensure that going forward Scottish society and Scottish football is fair and inclusive for all.
Football is a sport that is followed by people across the world and football matches should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background. We all have a part to play in challenging racism in football and society.
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