Saturday, November 14, 2009

It was more last minute heartbreak for East Fife today, when Martin Grehan scored for Stirling Albion in injury time at Bayview.

The goal gave Stirling a 2-1 victory in a match which East Fife dominated in the early stages and confirmed the visitors spot as joint League leaders.

Paul McManus gave the Fife the lead on 21 minutes after loan signing Paul Sludden did well to disposses Adny Gibson to set up the chance.

With the pressure and the chances East Fife created, they should have been out of site by half time. Sadly they weren't and Stirling made us pay.

Five minutes after the restart David O'Brien fired home the equaliser and although it was an entertaining game and the Fife were dreadfully unlucky to lose so late yet again, it felt like an inevitable conclusion.

The defeat leaves East Fife thirteen points behind the top two but more worryingly two points of the automatic relegation spot in second bottom place. The knives are already out from some with regards to Stevie Crawford's position as manager.

Being able to take in the next two games personally, I'll reserve my own judgement and comments untik after that.

The promising signs are that we played well, didn't get/take the breaks and were unlucky once again. Surely our luck must change some time soon.

Those that did watch the game left disheartened but at least they didn't have to suffer by watching the Scotland national team who played at the same time.

Yes, we're already at that stage of the season where we're grasping any straws of comfort going.


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