Ladbrokes League 1, Glebe Park, Saturday 10th December 2016
Brechin City 0
East Fife 1 (Robinson 10’)
Man of the Match: Scott Robinson
East Fife XI: Goodfellow, Mercer, Slattery, Kane, Page, Kerr, Brown (O’Hara 86’), Wilkie, Wallace, Robinson, Austin (Insall 76’)
Subs Not Used: Hurst, Mutch, Smith
Brechin City XI: G Smith, Ford, Dyer, E Smith, Hill, Rodger (McCormack 52’), Trouten, Caldwell, Buchanan (Love 65’), Lynas
Subs Not Used: Dods, McLean, O’Neil
Booked: Trouten, Hill, Love
Referee: Steven Kirkland
East Fife won their first Ladbrokes League 1 match since September with a well-deserved victory against Brechin City thanks to an 11th minute Scott Robinson strike. It was a score line that didn’t reflect the performance as the visitors could have easily won by more than one goal. East Fife made two changes to the side that beat Edinburgh City on Wednesday with Jamie Insall and Kevin Smith making way for Tony Wallace and Jordan Austin.
The board of directors of East Fife Football Club are delighted to confirm Barry Smith as our new first team manager. Further details will follow later this week. Welcome to Bayview Barry.
William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd Round replay, Meadowbank Stadium, Wednesday 7th December 2016
Edinburgh City 0
East Fife 1 (Kane 55’)
Man of the Match: Kyle Wilkie
East Fife XI: Goodfellow, Mercer, Slattery, Kane, Page, Kerr, Brown, Insall (Austin 87’), Smith, Wilkie, Robinson (Wallace 67’)
Subs Not Used: Hurst, Mutch
Edinburgh City XI: Stobie, Caddow, Dunsmore, Harrison, Laird, Muhsin (See 71’), McFarland (McConnell 71’), Gair, Allum, Guthrie (Cummings 71’), Mbu
Subs Not Used: Dunn, Porteous, Donaldson, Antell
Referee: David Lowe
East Fife got back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Edinburgh City in the William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd round replay. East Fife made two changes to the team that drew with Edinburgh in the original tie with Pat Slattery and Jason Kerr replacing Mark Lamont and Gary Naysmith who departed for Queen of the South earlier in the week.
As with the original tie the game took a long time to get going with both teams reduced to long-range efforts in the first 20 minutes. The visitors should have taken the lead on 24 minutes when Smith got to the by-line and whipped in a cross from the left but Robinson could only head over from a couple of yards. Insall then had a shot blocked on the line after Page headed down Robinson’s corner. Against the run of play, Edinburgh were presented with a glorious chance to take the lead when the East Fife defence switched off allowing Allum to latched onto a long ball but his lob over Goodfellow was easily swept up by Kerr.
Why not come along to Bayview on Saturday (10th December) where our bar will be open from 4.00pm and watch the boys live on BBC Alba with your fellow East Fife supporters.
Following a pitch inspection, this evening's Scottish Cup tie at Edinburgh City has been postponed. The tie has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 7.45pm.
Owing to an overnight frost there will be a pitch inspection at 1pm ahead of tonight's William Hill Scottish Cup 3rd Round replay at Meadowbank Stadium.