East Fife’s French connection sees off Celtic

Mystery trialist number 10 scores his and East Fife's second goal. PIC: WALTER NEILSON
Mystery trialist number 10 scores his and East Fife's second goal. PIC: WALTER NEILSON

Willie Aitchison put his side’s focus firmly on Saturday’s cup tie against Morton after watching them see off a young Celtic select.

The Methil men looked impressive throughout the 90 minutes of this workout against Stephen Frail and John Kennedy’s youngsters.

Catching the eye in particular was the French trialist who grabbed both goals in the 2-0 win.

“He only arrived this week and is an amateur from Paris,” said the East Fife boss.

“He’s somebody who we got through a contact of a contact and has certainly had a good start to his East Fife career.”

The big striker netted twice in the first half.

Firstly he connected with a cross just inside the box and swept the ball past the Celtic trialist ‘keeper.

He then made it two after picking up a loose ball inside the Celtic box and firing a drive high into the net.

Ross Brown also went close for the Fifers as their slick passing play, which was matched by Celtic’s, made for an entertaining encounter at Bayview.

Methil boss Aitchison said ahead of Saturday’s League Cup tie: “The real stuff starts again now.

“Morton got beat last week and I’m sure will be looking for a bit of vengeance.

“It’ll be a tough exercise for us.

“We’re the small side which means we’ll need to work twice as hard for everything.”