We travel to Firhill Stadium this afternoon to face Queen’s Park for our 13th cinch League One match of the season. Queen’s Park currently sit top of the league, on 21 points. Last time out, Queen’s Park recorded a 3-3 draw with Cove Rangers who just behind them on goal difference
With the COP 26 conference taking place in Glasgow, fans travelling to Firhill are reminded to leave plenty of time for their journey and use public transport where possible. Travel advice issued by the home side can be viewed here.
Danny Swanson, Ross Dunlop, Ross Davidson, Aaron Dunsmore and Mikey Cunningham will also miss today’s match through injury with Daniel Higgins is very doubtful having been forced off just after half-time in last week’s 2-1 victory over Dumbarton. However, Stewart Murdoch trained twice this week and was looking very sharp so comes back into contention for today’s game.
Mikey Cunningham underwent surgery on his ankle injury last month and has been in a moon boot for 4 weeks and has another 3-4 weeks to go before he can return to jogging. Ross Davidson is continuing to build up his fitness with Sports Scientist Rob McGuire after his foot injury.
Tickets for today’s match are available to buy online here ahead of the game. Please note, there will be no cash turnstiles at Firhill Stadium, all tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets can be presented digitally or printed at home.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - £17
Concessions Over 65s - £10
15 or Under - £5
East Fife supporters will be housed in Blocks 8 & 9 of the Jackie Husband Stand.
Those unable to attend today’s game can watch the match live on QP TV. The match can be purchased here.
Queen’s Park’s digital matchday programme can be viewed here.
Queen’s Park have kindly provided the following travel advice for supporters attending this weekend’s match at Firhill Stadium:
The club advise all supporters intending to travel to Firhill to see this Saturday’s game with East Fife to use public transport if possible.
With Glasgow hosting COP 26, planned road closures will mean the M8 and city centre roads will be busier than usual. In addition, scheduled marches and demonstrations may mean road traffic could be subject to disruption and delay.
If you can, leave the car at home and use trains to either Central or Queen Street stations, and then the Glasgow Subway to St George’s Cross.
Fans can then take the 25-minute walk up Maryhill Road to the stadium… with an optional pit stop enroute at a local café/pub if required!
We appreciate the combination of public transport and walking may not be suitable for all, so if you have to take the car the following sites have plenty of useful information: the COP 26 Transport Plan and Road Closures. Please listen out for traffic updates on TV/radio/online and be aware motorways could be closed for spells at any time to allow delegates to travel to the COP 26 venue. Please leave extra time for your journey to Firhill.
To avoid congestion at the stadium, please buy your match tickets in advance. These are only available online here and note, there will be no pay at the gate facility.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can buy your live stream tickets on the queen’s park website here.
We’re pleased to announce that Jude Smith has penned a one-year extension to his current contract, keeping him at Bayview until 2023.
We welcome Dumbarton to the Locality Hub Bayview stadium this afternoon for our 12th cinch League One match of the season. Dumbarton currently sit 7th in the league on 14 points having gone down 3-2 to Airdrieonians last time out.
Danny Swanson & Ross Dunlop will all miss today’s match through injury along with Mike Cunningham who underwent a successful operation on his ankle injury last week. Ross Davidson, Aaron Dunsmore & Stewart Murdoch all returned to jogging/training this week but are unlikely to make today’s game.
Sean Brown has joined Lowland League side Spartan on loan until January and Under 20s player Aidan McLaughlin has joined Whitehill Welfare on loan until January.
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.
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. The match can be purchased here.
East Fife will be wearing green & white tops, white shorts & white socks with the goalkeeper in blue.
Dumbarton will be wearing black tops, yellow shorts & black socks with the goalkeeper in pink.
Following the relaxation of the Covid Red Zones, we’re delighted to be able to welcome supporters (both home and away) back to the Jeek Fleming Lounge for pre-match refreshments before and after today’s game. The Stadium bar will open at 12.15pm. 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 05 of our matchday programme is available to purchase for £2. Please look out for our programme sellers around the stadium before the game.
We can confirm that Sean Brown has joined Lowland League side Spartans on loan until January.
Everyone connected with East Fife Football Club was saddened to hear of the passing of former director Ken Henderson yesterday (Sunday) at the age of 75.
As most of you will know, Ken was our Commercial Director and was instrumental in securing important financial backing for the club but resigned recently due to his ongoing health issues.
He will be sadly missed and our condolences go to Maureen, Karen, Stephen & Paul and their families at this time.
Details of the funeral arrangements will be announced in due course and a full obituary will appear in this week's The Bayview matchday programme and a minute’s applause will take place prior to the start of our home game against Dumbarton.