We’re delighted to announce the signing of left-sided player Ryan Blair.
Ryan has most recently been playing with East Kilbride but counts Falkirk, Dunfermline Athletic and Stenhousemuir among his previous clubs.
Ryan goes straight into the squad for today’s match against Montrose.
Welcome to Bayview Ryan!
We welcome Montrose to the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium this afternoon for our first match of 2022. Montrose currently sit in 2nd position on 35 points, recording a 2-0 win over Peterhead last time out.
With the squad having been sent ravaged with injury & health issues last week, manager Stevie Crawford expects to have several players returning his weekend. However, as is commonplace in these times, final availability will be dependent on the results of daily lateral flow tests. Danny Swanson and Mikey Cunningham remain the only long-term injury absences.
Jamie Allan, Cammy Dow and Jack Healy have been recalled from their loans at Linlithgow Rose, Berwick Rangers and East Stirlingshire respectively so their progress can be more closely monitored.
East Fife will be in our traditional home colours of black/gold tops, black short and black stockings with the goalkeeper in all green.
Montrose will be in their traditional colours of all-blue with white sleeves with the goalkeeper in teal.
Due to Scottish Government Covid-19 guidelines, attendance for this match is limited to 500 and social distancing between groups will be enforced.
There is very limited ticket availability remaining for today’s game. Tickets can be purchased here.
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. UEFA blocked hours for England do not apply for this match. Commentators this afternoon are Daniel Hughes and Stephen Mill. The match can be purchased here.
The stadium bar will be open for today’s match however due to thew current Covid-19 guidelines, numbers will be strictly limited. Face coverings must be worn while moving around inside the stadium.
Pie stalls will be open at both ends of the stadium from 2pm. Please note, our pie stalls are cash only.
Issue 09 of our matchday programme is available to purchase for £2. Please look out for our programme sellers around the stadium before the game.
A Happy New Year to all our fans and I hope you all had a good Christmas.
As we approach 2022, I felt it was only right that we reflect on a turbulent last 12 months.
Over the last year we have had many challenges due to COVID-19 and an unusually high number of injuries to players which led to a poor first half of the season and the club parting company with manager Darren Young.
Stevie Crawford has come in and I know already that he's working flat out every day to improve things at the club, and we hope he will be able to turn our results around very soon. We also welcomed Greig McDonald back to the club as Stevie's assistant as well as the addition of coach Paul Thomson to the backroom staff.
I would like to pay a special tribute to my staff at Bayview, they have been magnificent from the start of the pandemic to now with all the hard work they all do. From the volunteers to the Directors, all have played their part in keeping the club running through these difficult times. I assure you we will do all we can to improve our league position in the coming months and hope that we all get back to some semblance of normality soon.
Our thanks must also go to all our sponsors for their continued support throughout 2021, and to everyone at Fifers for the Community and East Fife Community Football Club for their hard work in keeping our local youngsters training and using Bayview.
We also reflect on all those we have lost throughout the year. The loss of our colleagues Ken Henderson, Tom Irvine and Ian Cook has hit everyone at club hard and we miss them all dearly. We, as a club, have also lost too many friends who were lifelong supporters, and our thoughts go out to all who have lost family and friends during another very difficult year.
As always thank you for your continued support of East Fife Football Club.
Yours in sport,
East Fife are delighted to be one of 33 SPFL clubs taking part in Papa John’s Sign for Your Club compeition.
One supporter from one SPFL club will win the chance to sign for their team for the remainder of the 2021/22 League One season and the winning club will receive £15,000 from Papa John’s. The winning fan will also receive the following:
The winning fan will be required to partake in a filming day at the club.
The competition is free to enter here and is open to anyone of any age and ability. The closing date is 31st January 2022.
This Sunday (2nd January 2022) we welcome Montrose to the Locality Hub Bayview Stadium. Due to updated Scottish Government guidance, we are only able to accommodate 500 supporters at this game.
The requirement to also reintroduce social distancing means season ticket holders will unfortunately be required to select new seats for this match. Season ticket holders can select their new seats here. Additional tickets may also be purchased. The system will automatically leave seats between each transaction so those wishing to sit together should collect/purchase their tickets in one transaction (max. 8 tickets). You may be contacted to confirm the names of the season ticket holders.
Details of any general sale will be announced tomorrow.
Any season ticket holder who is not able to attend the game can watch the match free of charge on East Fife TV.
We travel to the Balmoral Stadium today to face Cove Rangers for our final match of 2021. Cove currently sit top of cinch League One on 37 points.
There are no fresh injury concerns for Manager Stevie Crawford with only long-term absentees Danny Swanson and Mikey Cunningham expected to be missing through injury. Both Danny and Mikey have now returned to light training but are not expected to feature until after New Year.
East Fife will be in our 3rd choice all-red kit today.
Cove Rangers will be in their traditional home colours of all-blue.
In line with the latest Government guidance, a maximum capacity of will be enforced at the Balmoral Stadium today. Tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no pay-at-the-gate option and the ticket office will not be open. There are no available tickets for this game.
Although proof of a negative test is not required for entry, supporters are encouraged to take a Lateral Flow Test before arriving at the stadium. Supporters are also encouraged to wear face coverings whilst in crowded areas.
Those unable to attend today’s game can watch the match live on CRFC TV for £12. Coverage will begin at 14:30PM BST. Due to UEFA blocked hours this match is not available to viewers in England. The match can be purchased here.
Cove Rangers offer a free online programme. The latest edition of UnCOVEred can be viewed here.