Match Statistics: East Fife v Caledonian Thistle

Caledonian Thistle Statistics

Competition: Scottish League Scottish Cup League Cup
Matches Played 8 2 0
East Fife Wins 2 0 0
Inverness CT Wins 6 0 0
Drawn Matches 0 2 0

Totals (for League, Scottish Cup and League Cup):

Matches Played 10
East Fife Wins 2
Inverness CT Wins 6
Drawn Matches 2

Total Number of Goals Scored (in all three competitions):

East Fife 10 Inverness CT 27

Inverness Caledonian Thistle are a relatively new addition to the Scottish League, having gained entry in 1994 after two of the three Inverness sides, Caledonian and Thistle, amalgamated. East Fife played competitive matches against both sides before the amalgamation, the first ever meeting coming in January 1908 when Caledonian made the long trip south to Bayview to contest a Consolation Cup second round tie which East Fife won 2-1. The pair met again in a Qualifying Cup tie in 1920 which required a replay at Bayview after a 0-0 draw at Telford Street, East Fife eventually emerging 3-1 winners. In February 1937 East Fife made the long journey north to play Caledonian at Telford Street in the second round of the Scottish Cup, when East Fife put on a special train for the players, officials and supporters. The first 120 supporters were allowed to travel at the special rate of seven shillings and sixpence, with East Fife making up the shortfall, which amounted to around 20. The trip is best described by the article which appeared in the following edition of the 'Leven Advertiser and Wemyss Gazette':


'The special, comprising of five up to date and very comfortable saloon coaches and a restaurant car, was probably the most modern conveyance to pass through the Methil and Buckhaven stations and without a doubt it contributed immensley to the pleasure and enjoyment of the trip. Another very pleasing feature was the fact that the passengers did not require to make a single change throughout the whole journey. When the party of 200, including the team and officials, departed at 8:30 the weather was dull and not too pleasant. Within an hour, the train pulled in at Perth, where two engines were coupled on for the long climb northwards. The journey resumed and only a few more miles were covered before the beautiful scenery which made it such a delightful trip was reached'.

The East Fife supporters' enjoyment of the day was further enhanced with a 6-1 victory in which McLeod scored a hat trick and Adams, Cowan and Scott also found the net.

East Fife played Thistle only twice before the amalgamation. On 5 January 1991 the two sides drew 1-1 at Kingsmills in a Scottish Cup second round tie, with East Fife winning the replay 1-0 at Bayview two days later.



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