Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bobby Linn's goal five minutes from time at Dumbarton's Strathclyde Homes Stadium this afternoon sent the travelling Fife faithful into raptures and put some serious ease into East Fife's relegation fears.

The Boaby had only been on the pitch for four minutes when he finished off a good move by turning Bob Campbell's cross from the left past Sons keeper Michael White from close range.

The win moved the Fife up to 7th place once again, after Stenhousemuir's shocking 3-0 loss at home to bottom club Clyde (one of their banker three points in the run in you'd have thought).

It may not have been the Fife's best performance of the season but it was one of the most vital.

Michael Brown was in good form again (how weird was it to have two goalkeepers called Michael - one Brown, one White), although Dumbarton were pretty stagnant themselves for most of the game.

East Fife now have three games remaining, as do Stenny, and are sitting on 39 points, one ahead of the Warriors. Sadly the promotion playoffs are now officially out of the equation following Brechin's win over leaders Alloa. No shock in that really!

Arbroath have a game in hand and now their game on Monday against Stirling Albion could have massive consequences. If the Smokies fail to beat the Meerkats then they'll be five points behind us with nine points up for grabs. A win leaves them two behind and with the two teams meeting on the last day of the season, it's going to be nervewracking to say the least.

The SFL fixtures computer has certainly come up trumps with the excitement factor for the neutral. East Fife's run in sees Brechin away next week followed by two huge games against our relegation playoff rivals - Stenny at Bayview and Arbroath at Gayfield.

Stenny have two games against Stirling and Peterhead around us and Arbroath have Cowden at home and Dumbarton away before us.

Looks like we're all going to become Cowdung fans on Saturday!

There's no real predicting how this will play out as everyone is beating everyone else at the moment, but I'm prepared to go on the record now by saying we're safe!

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