Name: Alan Hunter
How long have you been an East Fife supporter?
I’ve been an East Fife supporter for over 60 years. My first game was a Scottish League Cup match against Aberdeen in 1956. The Fife won 2-1.
Most memorable moment following East Fife?
My most memorable moment was the game against Aberdeen in the Scottish Communities League Cup in 2011. After extra time the score was 3 each and East Fife went on to win 4-3 on penalties with Fife ‘keeper Mark Ridgers saving 3 penalties!!!
Least favourite moment following East Fife?
Being hammered 9-1 by Dundee in a Scottish Cup tie in season 1965/66.
Favourite player (present)?
Favourite player (all-time)?
Best East Fife goal you’ve seen?
I can’t remember the opposition but the goal still sticks in my mind. Andy Waddell took a corner kick and Ian Stewart hit the ball mid-air. I’m sure the Fife had to change the net the following week because of the damage done to it!!
Favourite goal celebration?
Saturday 10th May 2003. East Fife needed to beat Queen’s Park to gain promotion and a last-minute winner from Kenny Deuchar put the Fife faithful into seventh heaven.
Pick your all-time East Fife 11
Gordon Marshall, Dave Clarke, Billy McPhee, Pat Quinn, Steve Archibald, George Dewar, Gordon Durie, Steven Tweed, George Yardley, Walter Borthwick and Jake Young
Favourite Scotland game?
1967 England 2-3 Scotland. Simpson, Gemmell, McCreadie, Greig, McKinnon, Baxter, Wallace, Bremner, McCalliog, Law, Lennox
Favourite Scotland player (all-time)?
When do you think Scotland will next qualify for a major tournament?
Euro 2020 (hopefully!)
Ronaldo or Messi?
Favourite away ground?
If you could change one football rule what would it be?
Scrap the offside rule.
On Saturday, 2nd June 2018, a celebration dinner will be held in Buckhaven Community Centre, Kinnear St, Buckhaven.
What are we celebrating ?
80 years since our Scottish Cup win in 1938 !
70 years since our Scottish League Cup win in 1948 !
10 years since we were Scottish Football League 2 Champions in 2008 !
Guest speakers will be Craig Brown & Raymond Mearns. We will also be joined on the evening by Henry McLeish & Jim Leishman.
Tickets only £50 per person (a payment plan is available).
Young Player of the Year is open to players who were under 23 at the start of the season. Those eligible are Scott Allardice, Aaron Dunsmore, Ryan Inglis, Robert Jones, Matthew Knox, Adam Livingstone, Ben Mackenzie, Connor McManus, Ross Mutch, Craig Thomson, Craig Watson and Kyle Wilson.
This year’s Supporters’ Club Player of the Year Dance takes place at the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium on Saturday 28th April and tickets are now on sale. The dance will be hosted by Liam Anderson and will include speeches from Chairman Jim Stevenson and Manager Darren Young.
A variety of awards will be presented on the night including Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year, Top Goal Scorer and Goal of the Season, which will be voted for on the night. Other awards will be presented by the East Fife Board of Directors, East Fife Supporters Trust and East Fife Community Football Club. This year we will also be presenting a number of awards to commemorate the “lighter” moments of the season.
East Fife are back on their travels again tonight as they head to Clackmannanshire to take on Alloa Athletic at the Indodrill Stadium. The original meeting was postponed in the wake of the wintry weather that swept the country two weeks ago.
The Wasps currently occupy fourth place in Ladbrokes Division One, well positioned as the run in approaches and play-off spots are up for grabs. Jim Goodwin’s men are also on a decent run of form, defeating Arbroath and Queen’s Park in their last two outings.
Bayview boss Darren Young was delighted with the win against Airdrieonians at Bayview Stadium on Saturday. Kyle Wilkie’s injury time winner demonstrated the fighting spirit that exists in the squad, although the gaffer was the first to admit that his charges have put in better performances this season without reward, albeit in challenging overhead conditions.
Tonight’s encounter is the fourth between the teams in this league campaign with all three previous games resulting in home victories. Greg Hurst scored the only goal of the game back in August at Bayview, while Alloa gained revenge at the Indodrill Stadium eight weeks later with a convincing 4-1 win. The most recent meeting saw the Fifers edge out a 2-1 success thanks to goals from Mark Lamont and Mark Docherty, with Adam Martin on target for the Wasps.
Mark Docherty remains sidelined through injury, with Craig Thomson not too far away from a return to the squad.
THREE TICKET OFFER
Purchase an Adult/Concession 3-game ticket for £30.
This will give admission to our final SPFL Ladbrokes League One home matches :-
Saturday 31st March versus Ayr United
Saturday 14th April versus Arbroath
Saturday 28th April versus Stranraer
Gordon Davidson and his daughter were presented with their signed footballs by our Commercial Director, Ken Henderson, after the match on Saturday, 10th March against Airdrie. Gordon is a sponsor of our main draw and as a result, was entitled to matchball and hospitality. He also had further matchball hospitality on the day for his 54th Birthday, thus marking a successful day all round and of course, another signed football.