|28 March||East Fife 4 Brechin City 1||Div. Two||Crowd: 433|
|Scorers: East Fife: Dyer (2), Kirk, Cusick|
|Team: Stewart, Strathdee, Gibb, Prytz, Johnston, Ritchie, Dyer, Fisher, Kirk, Ronald, Allan|
Anyone late in getting in to
Bayview today would have missed most of the first half action! Kicking towards the school
end, the game was only 30 seconds old when Matt Dyer came darting into the box from the
right wing and placed the ball under the Brechin 'keeper.
Just one minute later, East Fife were two up. A perfectly flighted corner from the left was met by the head of Steve Kirk, who powerfully found the back of the net. Time - 1 minute 32 seconds ! And that was just about it for the rest of the half. Brechin tried hard and created quite a few good chances, with East Fife 'keeper Andy Stewart having to look lively on several occasions. Then, a minute before the break, it was that man Dyer again. He raced on to a through ball and calmly slotted the ball under the advancing 'keeper to make it 3-0.
Five minutes into the second half Brechin pulled a goal back with a perfectly placed header from a corner kick. It was the away side who continued to create most of the chances during the second half, with the East Fife defence looking a little shaky at times. With five minutes to go, however, East Fife sealed victory when John Cusick eventually managed to force the ball home after a goalmouth scramble.
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