On-loan Livingston striker loving his life with East Fife

Modest Jack Hamilton insists he simply swung his boot at Saturday’s wonder strike which lit up Bayview.
Jack Hamilton opened the scoring in style against MontroseJack Hamilton opened the scoring in style against Montrose
Jack Hamilton opened the scoring in style against Montrose

With East Fife struggling to fashion much in front of goal against Montrose on Saturday, they needed some sort of inspiration.

It duly arrived on 25 minutes when Hamilton lashed a thunderbolt effort beyond Aaron Lennox and into the top corner.

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The goal was highlighted by the SPFL on its social media channels, but Hamilton was content to play the praise down.

“Watty (Liam Watt) has played it to me, and I’ve taken it inside,” he said.

“I just swung my left foot, to be honest, and it’s ended up in the top corner.”

The goal was Hamilton’s third in four games and the on-loan Livingston forward is loving his time in Fife, playing along with experienced forwards Ryan Wallace and Kevin Smith.

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He said: “‘Waldo’ is a great player who works hard for us and creates chances.

“Kev has the experience and knows what he’s doing. He can hold it up well.

“Both are players I can learn a lot from.”

This weekend, East Fife travel to face League One title favourites Falkirk.

Still searching for their first win of the new league campaign, it won’t be easy at the Falkirk Stadium, but Hamilton believes they can do it.

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He’s keen to get three points on the board and help move the club up the division into the top four as he believes that’s where they should be come the season’s end.

“We need to push as far as we can up the table,” he said.

“Hopefully, we can get to the play-offs.”