East Fife Ladies stay in the league chase

East Fife Ladies' Liz Anderson in action against Jeanfield.
East Fife Ladies' Liz Anderson in action against Jeanfield.

EAST Fife travelled to Perth to take on Jeanfield in a must-win game if they wanted to keep any league hopes alive, knowing a Falkirk win against Dunfermline would see their dream ended.

East Fife went a goal behind early on when Crystal Matthan slotted calmly beyond Gibson.

Fife managed to get back in the game, against the run of play, after a Clark cross found Liz Anderson in round the back post for a header over the advancing keeper, taking a clatter for her efforts.

A superb, deep free kick from Graham found Skivington beyond the back post and, from an extremely tight angle, she looped her header in to the top of the opposite corner to make the score 2-1.

The third goal came from a Reilly penalty after a deliberate hand ball in the box.

Jeanfield responded by pulling another goal back after the Fife defence switched off from a Jeanfield throw and Matthan rounded the ‘keeper.

Fife made sure the game was safe with another penalty.

Captain Anderson said: “We are still keeping the pressure on and keeping our league hopes alive.

“Dunfermline are clear favourites after their 4-3 win against Falkirk. We know they are a quality side but we will focus on our penultimate game against Dundee City and see if we are still in the hunt.”