Lady luck hasn’t been on our side

East Fife v Queen of the South
East Fife v Queen of the South

EAST Fife are needing a swift change in luck according to manager Billy Brown.

Speaking after his side pushed runaway league leaders Queen of the South hard at Bayview, going down 3-2 in the end, the manager acknowledged that things just haven’t been going right for his side.

However, the Bayview boss feels his players have been far from out of it in recent games, and will soon get the points their endeavour deserves as the season reaches its conclusion.

The manager said: “It’s a tight league, there’s never more than one goal in most games, and I don’t think we’ve been beaten by more than one goal since I’ve came.

“But when it’s going for you, it’s going for you, but it’s not for us at the moment.

“Every game is vitally important.

“We deserved to lose at Stranraer, but we haven’t been far in any of the others.

“We were up at Stenhousemuir and then lost to two world class goals.

“It’s vital that we start picking up points.”

The manager pulled no punches when asked about the manner in which his side lost their three goals on Saturday.

He said: “The goals we lost were absolutely pathetic.

“The first was from a clearance and our centre half is caught the wrong side of the man.

“The second, we’ve just equalised, and the centre halves haven’t gone with the runner.

“And the third was from a corner and I felt we should have won the header.

“To lose the second just after we’d scored was just a lack of professionalism.

“We gave them a run for their money and I’m sure if we’d kept it at 1-1 we’d have got something out of it.

“But, the three goals they got, lets be honest they were pretty poor.”

This weekend the Fifers are at home once more as Arbroath visit Bayview.

Steven Campbell missed the weekend’s game with league leaders but may return, while Scott Durie is now free from suspension and is available.