We are delighted to announce that Jack Healy has penned his first professional contract with the club.
Jack joined the Under 20s set up in the summer of 2019 and mad his first team debut in as a substitute against Dumbarton in November that year. With the 2020/21 season abandoned due to the covid pandemic, Jack joined St. Andrew’s United on loan for the first half of that season before again joining up with the first team towards the end of the season and making a couple of more appearances.
Jack joined Lowland League side East Stirlingshire on loan for the first half of this season, earning great reviews from both the Shire’s management team and supporters before being recalled in January.
Stevie Crawford: “We are delighted that Jack has agreed to sign until the summer of 2023. Since coming back to the club, I’ve managed to take in a number of games involving our younger players and Jack has caught my attention with his energy.
“We called him back from a successful loan spell at East Stirling so I would like to thank them for the part they played in Jack’s development, along with all of the youth coachers at East Fife.
“Jack being a local boy also excites us as he wants the club to do well but he has earned this contract on merit. Now the hard work begins as we try to develop Jack’s game further and see if he can force his way into the starting line-up.”
Midfielder Liam Watt has joined East Kilbride on a permanent transfer.
Liam joined the club in June 2018 after leaving Brechin City, making his debut against St. Johnstone in the Betfred Cup at the start of season 2018/19. He scored 11 goals in 119 appearance for the club including the vital 2nd in a 2-0 victory over Dundee United in July 2019 – out first victory at Tannadice in over 70 years.
Liam leaves with our thanks for his efforts while at Bayview and out best wishes for the future.
We’re pleased to announce the appointed of John Barclay as our new Vice-Chairman.
John’s association with East Fife can be traced back to when he first attended Old Bayview with his Dad, at the age of 6, and was immediately hooked, becoming a regular supporter shortly after.
John spent 15-years in the Royal Air Force as an Avionic Technician and followed that up with a year working at the Dockyard in Rosyth. He then worked off-shore with McDermott’s for 10-years before a 15-year spell as landlord of the Millfield in Leven and a 10-year stint as Secretary of the Fife Licensed Trade Association.
John joined the Board of Directors in 2002 and, except for a 2-year spell under a former Chairman, has been ever-present since. With his licensed trade background, John has been, and will continue to be, responsible for looking after the matchday hospitality and overseas functions held at the club.
John Barclay: “Following the passing of Dave Marshall, I was asked to fill the role of Vice-Chairman. It’s big shoes to fill but having been on the Board since 2002 and witnessed many ups and downs over the years I will do my best to help the club navigate through our current situation. Off the field, we have a good team in our present group of Directors and I’m sure we can move forward, together with our new management team, to improve the team on the park as well”.
Chairman Jim Stevenson: “I welcome the appointed of John Barclay as our new Vice-Chairman. John has been at my side for more than 20 years, through thick and thin, and I’m confident that John will continue to give his all for the club. He will continue with his current duties while taking on the additional task of Vice-Chairman and continue to serve the club well.”
We welcome Peterhead to the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium this afternoon for the 4th meeting between the side this season. Peterhead currently sit in 7th position in cinch League One.
Please note, there will be a minutes applause prior to kick off as we remember former players Ron McIvor and Bob Stirrat along with life-long supporter and former Supporters' Club Chairman Andrew Brown.
New signing Darren Watson is available for selection after his loan move from Dundee United however Jude Smith misses out as he serves his one match suspension for his red card last weekend. Connor McManus faces a fitness test before today’s game.
As always, the final squad will be subject to satisfactory Covid tests this morning.
Stewart Murdoch and Kieran Millar restart training this week, but Ross Davidson will be out long-term with a broken metatarsal.
Danny Swanson will play in a bounce game on Tuesday night with a view to being available for selection next weekend.
Sean Brown and Adam Mansouri have joined Bonnyrigg Rose and East Stirlingshire respectively on loan until the end of the season while Aidan McLaughlin has made a permanent transfer to Broomhill FC with East Fife having the option to resign Aidan in the summer.
East Fife will be in our change strip of all red this afternoon with the goalkeeper in yellow.
Peterhead will be in their traditional colours of all blue with the goalkeeper in orange.
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 must be bought over the phone.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £15
Concessions* - £12
Under 16s** - £5
Parent & Child - £18
Parent & 2 Children - £21
*Over 60s and full-time students. Proof of eligibility may be requested
**Proof of age may be requested
Season tickets are 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. Due to UEFA blocked hours this match is not available to viewers in England. Commentators this afternoon are Daniel Hughes and Stephen Mill. The match can be purchased here.
The stadium bar will be open to both sets of supporters from 12.15pm 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 11 of our matchday programme is available to purchase for £2. Please look out for our programme sellers around the stadium before the game.
Midfielder Aidan McLaughlin has joined Lowland League side Broomhill FC on a permanent transfer with East Fife having the option to resign Aidan in the summer.
Aidan joined East Fife in the summer of 2020 but his time at Bayview was severely disrupted by first the covid shutdown then a lengthy layoff through injury. Aidan spent the first half of this season on loan at East of Scotland side Whitehill Welfare.
Good luck Aidan!