The club is saddened to confirm the passing of our friend & colleague Tom Irvine yesterday.
Tom helped at the club for a number of years as safety officer and until illness prevented him from carrying out these duties.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
We travel to the Balmoor Stadium tomorrow to face Peterhead for our 17th cinch League One match of the season. The home side sit 6 points above us in 7th position after drawing 2-2 with Clyde last time out.
Aaron Dunsmore returns to the squad after missing last week’s match through suspension meaning Manager Stevie Crawford will have almost a full squad to choose from with only long-term absentees Mikey Cunningham and Danny Swanson, who returned to training this week, missing out.
East Fife will be in our traditional colours of black/gold tops, black short and black stockings with the goalkeeper in all green
Peterhead will in their all-blue home strip with the goalkeeper in orange.
Peterhead do not operate cash turnstiles. The ticket office is in the car park adjacent to the main entrance at Balmoor Stadium. Tickets will be on sale from 1pm tomorrow.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £14
Concessions - £7
Under 13s - Free (if accompanied by an adult)
East and Main Stand
Adults - £16
Concessions - £9
Under 13s - £2
Car parking is available at Balmoor Stadium.
Those unable to attend today’s game can watch the match live on Blue Toon TV for £10. The live stream will begin at 2.45pm and can be purchased here.
Peterhead operate a digital matchday programme which can be viewed here free of charge.
We are delighted to confirm the appointments of Greig McDonald and Paul Thomson to manager Stevie Crawford’s backroom staff.
Greig McDonald returns to the club as Assistant Manager after enjoying a hugely successful playing stint at Bayview. Joining towards the end of the 2002/03 promotion winning season, he went on to make 189 appearances in the black & gold, scoring 36 goals and picking up a Third Division winners medal with the club in 2007/08. Greig left Bayview in May 2009 for Stirling Albion where he was appointed player-manager in January 2012 and guided the side to promotion to League One via the play-offs in 2014. Greig has most recently been part of the Thistle Weir Academy coaching team at Partick Thistle.
Also joining Stevie’s coaching staff is Paul Thomson as First-Team Coach. Until recently, Paul was full time at Heart of Midlothian as Head of Youth and running the performance school at Balerno High School, having previously held the position of Junior Academy Manager at Tynecastle.
Greig and Paul both met up with the squad at training last night as they prepare for our next match away to Peterhead on Saturday.
Congratulations to our Goldmine Lotto Winner, Christine Norton. Christine is pictured with director Robert Cargill.
Picture by George McCluskie
It started with a lace.
We’re so proud of our Rainbow Laces, worn in support of LGBTQ+ equality.
With more than a million people lacing up in rainbow so far, we are Team PROUD.
But something’s still tied up in knots.
Large parts of the LGBTQ+ community still feel unwelcome at sporting events, where the thrill should be a guaranteed result.
There are still those who bully, belittle and exclude, meaning team by team, event by event, LGBTQ+ people feel out of place. Reluctant to participate. Uncomfortable to spectate. Nervous to truly be their true selves.
But just think.
How much stronger would we be if we worked together? We’re all part of the same team, and our support is far stronger if we celebrate our differences.
East Fife Football Club are proud to once again stand beside Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign for 2021.
More than a million people have laced up, and 12 million participants engage every year.
Thanks to your support:
• 78 per cent of sport fans who saw the campaign considered that LGBTQ+ people are part of the sport community
• 66 per cent of fans who saw the campaign feel they have a responsibility to stick up for LGBTQ+ fans of the teams and sports they follow,
• As a result of seeing the campaign, 45 per cent of sports fans believe they would be more likely to challenge anti-LGBTQ+ language at live sport fixtures.
Sport is for all, so everyone is welcome, coming just as they are.
Laces have brought the awareness. Now we all need to bring the conversation.
Speak up for someone you know in the LGBTQ+ community.
Someone that matters.
What can we all do to make every person feel welcome?
It’s 2021. Let’s have the conversations to make the next game you attend a place for everyone.
Lace up. Make sport everyone’s game.
We welcome Alloa Athletic to the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium this afternoon for Manager Stevie Crawford’s first match since re-joining the club. The visitors currently sit in 6th position on 19 points.
Please note, there will be a minutes applause prior to kick off to remember supporters George Craig and John Sullivan who recently passed.
Several players are carrying knocks ahead of today’s game and will be assessed this morning. Aaron Dunsmore misses out through suspension following his red card last weekend (2nd match is carried over to next season’s Scottish Cup) but Scott Mercer is available for selection (suspension only applicable to Scottish Cup matches).
Danny Swanson underwent a scan on Thursday ahead of his return to training and Mikey Cunningham has returned to gym work following his ankle operation.
East Fife will be in our traditional home colours of black/gold tops, black short and black stockings with the goalkeeper in all blue.
Alloa Athletic will be in their change strip of all white with the goalkeeper in all green.
Tickets for today’s match are available to buy online here ahead of the game. Please note, there will be no cash turnstiles, so we strongly encourage both home and away supporters to purchase their match tickets in advance. Tickets can be presented digitally or printed at home. Those unable to purchase tickets online can buy theirs from the matchday reception. Parent and Child tickets must be bought in person from the matchday reception.
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 Jeek Fleming Lounge will be open for pre-match refreshments from 12noon. Supporters of both clubs are welcome in the lounge before the game and after the full-time whistle. To comply with Scottish Government guideline, face coverings must be worn while moving around inside the lounge.
Pie stalls will be open at both ends of the stadium from 2pm. Please note, our pie stalls are cash only.
Issue 07 of our matchday programme is available to purchase for £2. Please look out for our programme sellers around the stadium before the game.