Lochgelly United

East Fife v Lochgelly United - Head to Head analysis:

Competition Scottish League Scottish Cup
East Fife wins 3 0
Lochgelly United wins 3 0
Drawn Matches 0 0

Total goals scored in Scottish League and Scottish Cup:

East Fife

8 Lochgelly United 6

East Fife and Lochgelly United played each other regularly in the years following the Fifers' formation in 1903 up until shortly before the demise of the west Fife club in the late 1920's. United were formed in 1890 from the amalgamation of Lochgelly Athletic and Fifeshire Hibernians and played initially at Schools Park. In 1901 the club moved to Reids Park, where they played East Fife on seven occasions in Fife League, Northern League, Wemyss Cup and Qualifying Cup matches.

Reids Park, home of Lochgelly United from 1901 until 1910. The park was re-named West End Park in 1910 when it became the home of Lochgelly F.C., the town's short-lived second Senior side.

In 1910 United were on the move again, this time to Recreation Park, which was to be their home for 17 years until their demise in 1927. The club were admitted to the Scottish League at the start of season 1914/15, but found themselves playing in the Eastern League the following year after the Second Division went into abeyance due to the First World War. Along with East Fife, United became part of the newly formed Second Division in 1921 but, following their relegation at the end of season 1923/24, the club dropped out of the Scottish League in 1926 when the Scottish Third Division was abandoned. The club ceased to exist the following year. The most significant encounter between East Fife and Lochgelly United is probably the Fife Cup Final of 1907/08, when East Fife defeated their west Fife opponents 4-2 in the replayed final at the neutral venue of Central Park Cowdenbeath (the first match had finished 3-3 at the same venue), to claim their first ever trophy win. Although there were only six matches between East Fife and United in the recognised major competitions, the clubs played each other on at least 58 occasions.

This barely visible embankment at what was the western end of the ground is all that remains of Reids Park.

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