We knew we had to keep fighting until the end

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Craig Watson
Craig Watson revealed East Fife’s players were urging each other on during Saturday’s celebrations to make sure there would be no Scottish Cup slip up.

After surrendering their lead to BSC Glasgow last season, Watson and his team mates knew only too well about the dangers of turning off, despite being 3-1 up.

Instead they stayed on the front foot, scoring another twice to book a place in the third round.

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There they will meet either Greenock Morton or Dunfermline with that tie still to be played.

Watson said: “Getting into the next round is important.

“We got there comfortably in the end after a shake 10 minutes to start with.

“The guys were starting to get on a bit to each other and it was a bit frantic but we then started to pass the ball a bit more and found our rhythm.

“In the second half we were too much for them thankfully.

“After the third goal we were saying during the celebrations that we had to keep the head and not get carried away.

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“At half time as well, even though it was 2-1, we were getting on at each other in a good way, making sure that nobody got slack.”

After losing an early opening goal, East Fife responded through a Scott Agnew penalty before Agnew turned provider for Watson to score on the stroke of half time.

“It’s been a while since I scored,” he said.

“I know that Scott Agnew’s deliveries are absolutely fantastic and we have a good wee history of me scoring goals from his crosses.

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