BAYVIEW boss Billy Brown slammed his side’s showing in the 3-3 weekend draw with Ayr as the worst in his time at the club.
The Fifers came back from two goals down to take a remarkable 3-2 lead by half time, before Ayr grabbed a deserved equaliser.
Manager Brown was honest enough to admit that his side didn’t deserve the win.
He said: “The last two draws we have had have been really good games and we’ve played really well. But we didn’t play very well at all against Ayr and it’s the worst we’ve played since I’ve came here.
“We looked poor all round to be honest.
“We’ve come back from two down to go in at half-time 3-2 up but in the second half we never looked like we would score.”
The manager did, though, reserve praise for Paul McManus who netted a brace.
“His goals are of value but so is his all round play.
“He chases and harries and I don’t think you could criticise him, he gave everything he had and was a credit.”
In fairness East Fife haven’t been helped by an increasing injury list with Collin Samuel, Paul Willis, David Muir, Darren Smith and Gareth Wardlaw amongst those missing.
“It was very difficult to put a team out, I couldn’t really make any changes,” added the boss.
“Darren Smith chipped his big toe, Sammy has done his hamstring, Paul Willis took a sore one at training and Gareth Wardlaw is out a wee bit longer.”