Saturday, March 13, 2010

We wanted the players to show us they cared. We wanted them to show us some fight. We wanted them to reply to their critics by turning in a sublime performance on the pitch.

We got those things today as East Fife tore apart Peterhead, running out 3-0 winners at Bayview Stadium but failing to give themselves any breathing space in their relegation playoff battle thanks to Arbroath also winning this afternoon.

Once again it was player-boss Steview Crawford who led by example, heading the Fife into the lead after only 9 minutes. Bobby Linn doubled the advantage six minutes later and although it was nine minutes from the end before Lloyd Young made it three, East Fife ran out deserved and comfortable winners, importantly turning in a fine performance in the process.

It shocked many of the fans, but was also so frustrating as it shows what we know the team can be capable of, but just don't produce anywhere near often enough.

The win, coupled with Peterhead and Dumbarton both losing, has moved the Fife to within a point of both sides above them (albeit they do both have a game in hand). Arbroath are the team to watch though, playing with a new found confidence and knowing that a win against us at Bayview on Tuesday will see them back in the survival race with a bang.

If the Fife lose the rearranged game, then the battle for that spot in the relegation playoffs is going to be brutal.

Tuesday simply is huge.

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