|25 April||East Fife 0 Caledonian Thistle 1||Div. Two||Crowd: 454|
|Team: Stewart, Strathdee, Gibb (Fisher), Prytz, Johnston, Ritchie, Dyer, Gillies, Munro (Roberts), Ronald (Kirk), Allan|
East Fife attacked right from
the start. Shooting towards the school end, they created chance after chance, with the
Thistle 'keeper pulling off some fine saves.
Then disaster struck in nine minutes.
An East Fife defender ( I'm not sure who as I was watching from the covered terracing and a Caley forward was in the way ) passed back to his 'keeper from about eight yards with a shot which any Inverness player would have been proud of. Andy Stewart managed to get down and save, but only succeeded in playing the ball out to an incoming Thistle forward who fired home. It was the same old story. The heads went down and the visitors came more into the game. East Fife did create some more chances before the break, with the 'keeper pulling off a great save at point blank range from a George Johnston header. Matt Dyer went clean through ten minutes before half time, but his shot under the 'keeper went just past.
Into the second half, and it was the visitors who were creating most of the chances.
About midway through the second half, East Fife stepped up a gear and came back into the match, forcing some fine saves out of the visiting 'keeper. In what was probably the best chance of the match, Gilbert Allan rounded the 'keeper on the right hand side of the penalty box, but his shot hit the post. East Fife can consider themselves rather unfortunate not to have taken something from this game.
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