Fifers make a stunning first impression

Liz Anderson races in on goal to net number one.

Liz Anderson races in on goal to net number one.

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Stonehaven............................1

East Fife................................6

East Fife made a trip north in their league campaign to face Stonehaven, a team that they knew little about, this being the first time they have met.

Fife started the game brightly and immediately put the Stonehaven defence under pressure with chances for Skivington and Wheatley in the early exchanges.

On nine minutes, Fife won a corner after good wide play from Guppy and Skivington.

The corner from Wheatley was partially cleared, but Anderson pounced and hit an unstoppable right footed shot into the top corner.

Stonehaven levelled on 16 minutes after a mix up in the Fife defence gifted the ball to the Stonehaven midfielder on the edge of the box and she hit a good right footed shot inside the post.

Fife heaped pressure on the Stonehaven defence and went ahead on 20 minutes though Skivington.

Next on the score sheet with Guppy who curved her run from the left and a pass from Skivington set her through on goal, taking one touch before slotting through the keeper’s legs.

It wasn’t until the 70th minute that Fife added to the scoreline with Anderson releasing Skivington down the right who drove into the box, and found Guppy with a marvellous cutback to sweep the ball home.

Fife did eventually convert a corner, with Anderson rising above the Stonehaven defence to head back across goal, and a Skivington flick on, was converted by Tennant.

The final goal of the game came in the 90th minute with Penman firing in off the underside of the bar from 30 yards.

Anderson said, “I was disappointed with our performance last week, however was very pleased with our game today. I am also delighted to have Guppy playing her first 90 minutes after her surgery and getting two very good goals. We move on to a home game next week against Dee Vale at KGV at 2pm.”