Name: Lee Gillies
How long have you been an East Fife supporter?
I’ve always been an East Fife fan but I would say my sole focus has been on East Fife for the last 15 years
Most memorable moment following East Fife?
King Kenny’s last-minute winner against Queen’s Park to seal promotion in 2003 or drinking champagne out of the 3rd division trophy after we won the league in 2008.
Least favourite moment following East Fife?
Every time we lose to R*ith!
Favourite player (present)?
Pagey but honourable mention to wee Craig Thomson. I’ve known his brother for years and I’ve regularly said I’d love to have him at the Fife, think he will do great here.
Favourite player (all-time)?
Toss up between Kenny D, Bobby Linn or Greig McDonald. Each for their own reasons!
Best East Fife goal you’ve seen?
Bobby Linn’s free kick against Raith Rovers at Stark’s Park or Paul McManus’ goal v Queen’s Park in the Scottish Cup at Bayview.
Favourite goal celebration?
That’s a hard one as I’m normally too busy celebrating with my Dad to watch what the players are doing!
Pick your all-time East Fife 11
Mark Ridgers, John Allison, Toro (Greig McDonald), Steven Tweed. Euan Donaldson, Bobby Linn, Steven Hughes, Bobby Barr, Kenny Deuchar, Ross Graham and Nathan Austin.
Favourite Scotland game?
Beating France at Hampden and Gary Caldwell’s goal.
Favourite Scotland player (all-time)?
When do you think Scotland will next qualify for a major tournament?
Ronaldo or Messi?
Favourite away ground?
If you could change one football rule what would it be?
Not so much of a rule but officials behind the goal, absolutely pointless when we have technology now!
Ladbrokes League 1
Saturday 24th February 2018
East Fife 2 (Dunsmore 13’), Duggan 23’)
Albion Rovers 0
East Fife XI: Mackenzie, Page, Watson, Allardice, Linton, Dunsmore (Kane 87’), Slattery, McManus, Millar, Knox (Wilkie 73’), Duggan (Jones 90’)
Subs: Lamont, Livingstone, Trialist
Booked: Dunsmore, Millar, McManus
Albion Rovers XI: Wright, McLaughlin, McLeish (McMullin 78’), Marr, Mbayo, Fisher (Gallagher 34’), Davidson, Trouten, Victoria (Hester 64’), Higgins
Subs: Perry, Potts, Watters, Trialist
Booked: McLaughlin, Higgins
Referee: Mike Roncone
Easy Fife recorded their second victory over Albion Rovers this season with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Bayview Stadium. Manager Darren Young made 3 changes to the side that lost to Ayr United last time out with Scott Linton, Matthew Knox and Ben Mackenzie replacing Chris Kane, Robert Jones and Ryan Goodfellow who had been ruled out earlier in the week with concussion.
The visitors were first to threaten when Ross Davidson delivered a dangerous free kick from 30-yards out which Harlaw Mbayo sent back across goal into the path of Joao Victora who’s shot was blocked by Ben Mackenzie in the East Fife goal before Alan Trouten put the follow-up wide of the left-hand post. Albion Rovers had another opportunity of 9 minutes when Trouten beat the offside trap and homed in on goal only to be denied by a great stop from Mackenzie.
The visitors were left to rue their missed chanced as East Fife took the lead in the 12th minutes when Kieran Millar sent Aaron Dunsmore clear sown the right. Dunsmore skipped past Rovers defender Craig McLeish before drilling the ball past Kieran Wright for his second goal of the season – his first coming against the same opposition back in December. Jonathan Page headed just over from Linton’s corner on 17 minutes as the home side looked to extend their advantage before Victoria’s shot was blocked at the other end after former Fifer Gary Fisher had done well to work space for himself down the right.
A second goal was coming and it duly arrived in the 22nd minute when Linton’s free kick picked out Chris Duggan who had peeled away the back post to volley the ball in off the underside of the crossbar. Wright pulled off a cracking save low to his left 3 minutes later to keep out a glancing header from Duggan. Dunsmore, playing in a more attacking role this week, almost scored his second of the afternoon 5 minutes before half time when he cracked in a shot from 35-yards the skiffed the top of the crossbar with Wright a spectator.
Mackenzie was called into action again to keep out a close-range effort from Mbayo shortly after the restart before the ‘keeper was also on hand to keep out Victoria’s shot on 56 minutes. East Fife should have wrapped up the points just before the hour mark when Dunsmore hit the by-line and fired in a cross from the right that was met by Pat Slattery, unmarked, 5-yards out but dragged his volley wide of the right-hand post before Matthew Knox was denied by Wright after being sent through by Duggan.
Substitute Kane Hester forced Mackenzie to turn his effort over the bar with 10 minutes left to play as the visitors looked for a way back into the match but the East Fife defence held firm to record a comfortable 2-0 win and a welcome clean-sheet as we move into the final quarter of the season.
Albion Rovers visit the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium tomorrow in a similar situation to East Fife, desperate to rediscover the form that found them in the promotion play-off zone earlier in the season. The men from Coatbridge however currently occupy ninth place in the league, although manager Brian Kerr will have taken heart from last week’s performance which earned his side a 2-2 draw against league leaders Raith Rovers at Cliftonhill.
Bayview boss Darren Young was left a frustrated man following the Fifers’ 3-0 defeat to promotion hopefuls Ayr United at Somerset Park on Saturday past. The Methil men started brightly but lost the opening goal thanks to a deflected strike by Declan McDaid. Two further goals in quick succession early in the second half virtually ended the game as a contest and although East Fife had plenty of possession they were unable to penetrate a well-organised home defence.
Mark Docherty is set to miss tomorrow’s game through injury, together with two further likely absentees. Midfielders Kyle Wilkie and Craig Thomson could feature in the squad after being sidelined in recent weeks.
The sides have secured a win apiece in the two earlier meetings this season. East Fife edged out Albion Rovers in a 5-4 thriller at Bayview in October, with the men from the brig coming out on top with a 3-2 victory at Cliftonhill in December.
Supporters of both clubs are reminded that they are welcome to enjoy refreshments at the stadium bars before and after the game.
Weʼre raising £10,000 to Support 2 child cancer organisations in England and Scotland; Ward E39 of the Queen's Medical Centre (Nottm) and Toby's Magical Journey
Cancer is life changing. It is something that has been the scourge of the earth for many people across the world. Not only does it affect individuals but the hurt also resonates through entire families.
To hear of a child suffering from cancer is something that no one wants to ever experience but it does happen and together with AC Wollaton Charity we are here to fight back.
We are partnering together to raise funds to support the amazing work that two organisations are doing to in the fight against this awful disease; Ward E39 of the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, England who work tirelessly to treat children and Toby's Magical Journey , a Fife charity set up by an amazing young man, 12 year old Toby Etheridge who is on the verge of winning his battle!
We are going big on this one! We are arranging a football match that will see two of the biggest rivals in history compete for glory - England vs. Scotland! AC Wollaton Charity will be heading North in May to take on the mighty Jock's (a selection of Fife's finest - apparently!) in what can only be described as one of the most anticipated games of 2018! Make no mistake this will be a clash of the titan's event but both will be driving towards the same 'goal' - to raise as much as possible for the above causes. The game will be played on May 26th at the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium, the home of East Fife FC in conjunction with Fifers For The Community (FFTC). Large crowds, bagpipes, national anthems, goals, controversy and bucket loads of donations!! expect it all!
Job Advert: Academy Physiotherapist
BRIEF OUTLINE OF DUTIES
To provide pitch side first-aid cover during home (and away academy games when required).
To ensure an adequately stocked medical bag is available at all times
To refer injured players to weekly youth clinic
To liaise with Lead Physiotherapist regarding players injuries and progress during rehabilitation
To liaise with Head of Academy Health Provision if any issues regarding welfare of registered Academy players arise.
To undertake appropriate CPD when required and available.
SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS:
BSc or MSc Physiotherapy with HCPC/CSP Registration
Sports Therapist - Degree level qualification
First Aid Certified (will provide training if required)
Saturday or Sunday depending on kick off times but generally am/pm for up to 3.5 hours, some longer days if away from home (flexible – you do not need to be available to cover every week)
Payment will be made to physios on invoicing FEFA. Renumeration is at a competitive rate .
METHOD OF APPLICATION:
Contact name: Lyndsey Whitson, Head of Academy Medical Services
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!
There will be guest speakers to be announced later
What is the cost? £50 (with a payment plan available)
Bookings already being taken.