Crowd backing lifts Fifers to Alloa victory

Bobby Barr leads another East Fife attack. 160413295.
Bobby Barr leads another East Fife attack. 160413295.

THE togetherness being shown inside Bayview between the Fife fans, players and management may just help the Fifers retain their status in Division Two.

Methil boss Billy Brown said there was a notable difference in atmosphere inside the home ground at the weekend following last week’s confrontation between himself and a section of the crowd.

And the boss reckons the air of positivity was one of the contributing factors to helping his side record a long awaited win as they beat Alloa 2-1.

The victory left the Fifers just two points behind Stranraer as the Mail went to press before last night’s scheduled fixture between them and Brechin City.

“I was going to take the mic at half time and give a song,” joked the manager.

“There was a different atmosphere inside the ground; there’s no doubt about that.

“You could feel it from the start of the game and I thought that’s what it would be like all the time.

“All credit to the people who came.

“The team’s been losing all the time but they came out and they got a good victory and I’m glad because that showed the difference.

“We got it right and crowd got it right.”

This weekend the Fifers will travel to Palmerston to face the league winners, Queen of the South.

The manager says the side will be going down there concentrating on themselves only.

“We’ve got two hard games to come and still have to make up points on Stranraer,” said the manager

“We can’t really do much about what Stranraer do and can only worry about ourselves.

“We’ve got to look at the positives now, we’ve got two games, we do better against the top teams, and hopefully my wee mate Allan Johnston will do us a favour.”