‘You were magnificent’, says Bayview boss

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EAST Fife boss Billy Brown praised the Bayview players and support after the side kept its place in the Second Division.

The Methil men travelled north to Peterhead on Sunday knowing they needed to beat a side who hadn’t been beaten in 11 games to stay in the league.

The Fifers, though, overcame their hosts, with David Muir’s goal securing the win.

Boss Brown said he was impressed with both his squad and the loud and colourful Fife faithful who travelled to Balmoor and roared them on.

Speaking to the Mail on Monday, the manager said: “I thought the players did absolutely magnificently.

“The supporters as well.

“They came out in their numbers and were a real credit to the club.

“Peterhead had won 10 games in a row before the play-offs and that’s some record.

“I’ve said before the East Fife have to be the unluckiest team I’ve been at and in games everything that could go wrong did.

“But we got the breaks for the first time this season.

“The players defended magnificently and across the four play-off games have done really well.

“It’s been a long time since Peterhead haven’t scored in a game.”

The manager admitted that he hadn’t enjoyed the play-off experience.

“I’ve been involved in some big games before but I really didn’t enjoy that,” he added.

The Bayview manager said that he would now sit down and consider his own future at the club.

Next season the Fife will be joined in the division by Fife rivals Dunfermline and last year’s Division Three winners, Rangers.

“I feel really sorry for Dunfermline,” added the Bayview manager.

“You’re really only going to be playing for second place next season but it’ll be a good league.”