Match Highlights from our William Hill Scottish Cup 5th Round match v Partick Thistle
The SPFL have today confirmed dates for our postposed Ladbrokes League 1 matches against Arbroath, Brechin City and Stenhousemuir.
East Fife v Arbroath – Tuesday 26th February 2019
Originally postponed on the 2nd of February for our Irn Bru Cup Quarter Final match, we will now host Arbroath at the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium on Tuesday 26th February with a 7.45 pm kick off. Hospitality details for this fixture will be announced in due course.
Brechin City v East Fife – Tuesday 5th March 2019
Rescheduled from Saturday 9th February to accommodate our William Hill Scottish Cup 5th Round tie, this match will now take place on Tuesday 5th February at Glebe Park with a 7.45 pm kick off.
East Fife v Stenhousemuir – Tuesday 12th March 2019
Originally scheduled to take place this Saturday (16th February) and postponed as a result of our progression to the Irn Bru Cup Semi Final. We will now host Stenhousemuir on Tuesday 12th March at the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium with a 7.45 pm kick off. Hospitality details for this match will be announced in due course.
We have a heavy run of fixtures coming up starting with our Irn Bru Cup Semi Final match against Ross County on Friday before 7 Ladbrokes League 1 matches in 3 weeks and we hope to see as many of you as possible supporting Darren and the boys as we look to cement our place in the promotion play-offs and reach our first national final in 65 years.
We travel to Dingwall this Friday (15th February) to face Ross County in the Semi Final of the Irn Bru Cup. Admission prices for this match have been agreed as follows:
Adults - £10
Concessions* - £15
*Over 65s, Under 18s, Students & Disabled (carers go free)
There are a limited number of seats remaining on the 1903 Travel Club bus. Contact Ian on 07795 115631 to book your seat *TEXT ONLY PLEASE*
The 1903 Travel Club are running busses to Dingwall for our Irn Bru Cup Semi Final against Ross County next Friday (15th February). One bus has already been filled and the second is filling up quickly. Contact Ian on 07795 115631 to book you seat *TEXT ONLY PLEASE*
Fans wishing to travel should note that the bus is unlikely to be back in Fife before 2 am Saturday morning.
Our highly popular black 3rd strip is now back in stock. Available in sizes S, L, XL, 2XL-3XL & 4XL-5XL (adults) & 8-10, 12 & 14 yrs (kids). The club shop is open Mon-Fri during normal office hours & home matchdays or you can visit the online shop (www.eastfifeshop.com)
SPFL PRESS RELEASE FOLLOWING THE POSTPONEMENT OF SATURDAY'S QUARTER-FINAL TIE BETWEEN BOHEMIANS AND EAST FIFE IN DUBLIN...
The IRN-BRU Cup quarter-final match involving Bohemian FC and East Fife FC was postponed on Saturday 2 February 2019. With Bohemian FC beginning their 2019 domestic league and cup season and East Fife FC progressing in the Scottish Cup (requiring the re-scheduling of their Ladbrokes League 1 fixture from 9 February 2019) there appears to be no scope to reschedule last Saturday’s tie.
In these circumstances, and following positive discussions with the two clubs involved and our FAI colleagues, it has been agreed that Bohemian FC will withdraw from this season’s IRN-BRU Cup. This will enable them to focus on their domestic competition and we hope to see them once again in the IRN-BRU Cup in the future.
All at the SPFL wish Connah’s Quay Nomads FC, East Fife FC, Edinburgh City FC and Ross County FC the very best of luck in the semi-finals of this season’s IRN-BRU Cup.
SPFL Chief Executive Neil Doncaster commented: “We are grateful to Bohemian FC and to the FAI for their cooperation and assistance in ensuring the smooth conclusion of this year’s IRN-BRU Cup. We look forward to welcoming our Irish friends to next season’s competition.”
East Fife FC Chairman Jim Stevenson said: “We all enjoyed the hospitality shown by our new friends at the weekend but were disappointed that we could not get the game played. We wish Bohemians every success in their 2019 season and look forward to continuing our own still competing in three competitions.”
Bohemian FC spokesperson Luke O’Riordan said: “We deeply regret having to withdraw from the competition but feel that, given that the semi-final is due to take place in 11 days’ time, the logistical and time constraints involved in trying to reschedule our quarter-final tie before then was an impossible task and leave us with no other option.
“With little scope to find an alternative date that suited both clubs and following discussions between our club’s board and the first-team management about the distracting effect ongoing disruption could have on preparations for the new league season, we agreed that we have to prioritise that and thus regrettably withdraw from the tournament.
“As a club, we have been grateful for our inclusion in the IRN-BRU Cup despite the logistical challenges it has presented. Our supporters have enjoyed the camaraderie of the occasions of visiting Peterhead and of hosting Sutton United in previous rounds. These were memorable and unique days for our players and fans alike and it is of deep regret that Saturday did not provide us with yet another one against East Fife. We wish them all the best for the remainder of the competition.”