4 March 2019
Brechin City v East Fife - Match Preview
City return to home turf after a 1-1 draw at basement club Stenhousemuir on Saturday to face an East Fife side who, despite having failed to win in their last four league encounters, have had an impressive season to date and currently sit in the promotion playoffs.
Despite some players not being 100% fit, and their determination to play being to their credit, the good news is that no new injury concerns have been reported from amongst the City players as they enter successive weeks of midweek fixtures. Manager Barry Smith will therefore have largely the same pool of players to select from, albeit with the addition of Craig Thomson who returns from a one-game suspension to face his most recent club.
Manager Barry Smith, acknowledged that Saturday's outcome was not what he wanted, commenting "Although we were disappointed in the outcome at Ochilview, we should remember that we're on a run of 3 wins and a draw in the last 6 games - a considerable improvement from where we were during the final quarter of 2018 when we had a run of 9 losses in 10 league games." Making reference to the new signings in January and February, he added "In some cases players are still getting to know each other - as individuals and as players - and this will continue to have a positive impact"
The referee tomorrow evening is Grant Irvine - he will be assisted by Alastair Mather and Alan Proctor. This will be the first time Irvine has taken charge of a City game this season.
Usual league admission prices apply for this fixture, they are as follows:
- Adults £15
- Concession £8
- Parent & Child £18
The City Club, situated within the David H Will Stand will be an hour before kick-off with both sets of supporters welcome.
Brechin City 1-0 East Fife - 11th August 2018
The two sides met at Glebe Park in the second league game of the season back in August. A solitary goal from Jordan Sinclair just after the hour mark handed City a deserved win - this proved to be City's first league victory for 470 days.
East Fife 3-1 Brechin City - 20th October 2018
The Fifers came out on top in the return fixture at New Bayview. A penalty from Callum Tapping on the hour mark cancelled out Aaron Dunsmore's first half opener but goals from Anton Dowds and a Scott Agnew penalty gave the hosts a comfortable win.