Saturday, August 28, 2010

We knew it was coming and today was the day. Poor Dumbarton were the recipients, as everything clicked for East Fife and they delivered a six nil hammering of the poor Sons.

With the Fife being in such fine pre-season and early season goalscoring form, some team was going to be on the end of a doing pretty soon. If only we could keep that defence watertight at the same time.

Full marks to all the lads today, they delivered just that, thanks to a hat-trick from loanee Hibee Kurtis Byrne.

Three goals in each half saw East Fife move up to third place in the table and it could have been oh so many more as they controlled proceedings at Bayview from start to finish.

Lloyd Young had kicked things off after 15 minutes before a quick double from Byrne had the Fifers coasting at the half. Bobby Linn continued his fine vein of form to make it four a minute before the hour mark, before Byrne completed his hat-trick on 71 minutes and Robert Sloan completed the rout with seven minutes remaining.

It was almost perfection and justification to Stevie Crawford for his attacking tactics this season.

Even the defence is starting to look like they're not complete strangers any more with Murdoch and Smart start to form a good partnership at the centre of the defence.

With a Challenge Cup quarter final coming up next away to Queen of the South, today's performance couldn't have come at a better time. Hopefully they can continue this next Saturday and show that it's not just at fortress Bayview that they can turn on the style.

C'mon the Fife.


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