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Match Preview – Forfar Athletic v East Fife

Thursday, 04 October 2018 13:37

SPFL League One - 600

Ladbrokes League 1

Venue – Station Park

Date – Saturday 6th October, 2018

Admission Prices – Stand – Adults £15   Concessions (65& over) £9    Under 17’s £5    

                                       Terracing – Adults £14   Concessions £8   Under 17’s £5    

                                       Forfar Athletic season tickets valid for this fixture.

Current League Positions – Forfar Athletic – 7th – 9 pts from 8 games   East Fife – 3rd – 13pts from 8 games

Previous Result this season – Betfred Cup – East Fife 1 (Meechan o.g.) 7 mins  Forfar Athletic 1 (Baird 45 mins) on Sunday 22nd July  -  Forfar Athletic picked up bonus point with 5-4 penalty shoot- out win.

Summary – It does not get any easier for Jim Weir and his players with one of the country’s form sides due to visit Station Park on Saturday as the first quarter of the league campaign comes to a conclusion.

East Fife have won their last five competitive fixtures, four in the league and one in the Irn Bru Cup, conceding only two goals in the process.   Their latest victory came at home to Stenhousemuir last weekend, super sub Rory Currie the Hearts loanee again on the score sheet in a 2-0 success.

The ‘Loons’ would appear to have a few selection headaches ahead of the contest.   Skipper Michael Travis is unavailable while Andy Munro injured at Links Park last Saturday will require a late check to ascertain his fitness.   Word is awaited from his parent club Hearts as to whether Lewis Moore an absentee over the past two weeks has recovered and proved his fitness to the Tynecastle medical team.

The Athies have just completed a run of three local derbies amassing only two points in the process.   However in the first half at Gayfield and at Links Park as well as in the final thirty minutes at home to Brechin they have played some excellent football and in the latter two instances dominated proceedings during those spells.   

All involved at Station Park can only hope that this standard of performance can be attained over a ninety minute period starting with the visit of Darren Young’s ‘troops’ on Saturday

Match Officials – Referee –  Alan Newlands   Assistants – Graham McNeillie & Steven Wilson

Match Sponsor – James F. Stephen - Architects

Hospitality Complex Guests –  Les Davidson & Friends, G.R. McLuskey & Sons, Queen Street Bar Domino Team, S&S Joiners

1984 Lounge Hospitality Guests – Jacquee Grant, Gillian Henderson & Friends

Match Ball Sponsor – Stag Hotel

Supporters Information – The 1984 Lounge at Station Park will be open from 12.30p.m. till kick-off and on the final whistle till approximately 8p.m. Club Shop open prior to kick-off and during the half-time interval.  

Match Programme priced at £2 and 50/50 tickets available from vendors inside the ground.

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