EAST Fife met Raith Rovers – a team they had never beaten in their club history, with Raith competing in a division above them – in a Fife ‘friendly,’ with both teams having a week free of league ties.
East Fife started very well and showed their intentions from the start, coming close with a few long-range efforts.
Fife had all the early pressure and got off the mark with Anderson finding the net from an inswinging Mowbray corner. The Fife defence had very little to deal with but ensured Hamilton did not have a save to make in the first half.
East Fife went two up from the penalty spot, with Flatt scoring her first goal of the season from the spot. Fife made it 3-0 before half-time, with Kirsty Graham curling an inch-perfect free kick in to the top corner from a wide angle.
East Fife made lots of changes in the second half, which affected the flow and pace of the game. There were further unsuccessful chances for To, Anderson and Skivington, while Redpath volleyed home a late consolation goal for Rovers.
East Fife player-manager, Liz Anderson said: “I was very pleased with the level of performance in the first half and hope we take confidence from a great performance.”