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13 April 1964, Fife Cup Final, 1st Leg:
East Fife 1, Dunfermline 1
Today, the PARDIS has taken the Moff back to 1964 and the Fife Cup Final against East Fife. The Final was played over 2 legs and the first game took place at East Fife's original Bayview ground (pictured below), their home from 1902 until 1998, when they moved to their current home, New Bayview.
Unlike today, when the Fife Cup team selections feature a mixture of youth and first team squad players (see report at http://www.parsreview.org/blog/under-20s-raith-rovers-1-pars-1 ), in the 1960s it was a first team competition. Dunfermline manager Willie Cunningham sent out a strong line-up to face the Methil side. Cunningham had only been in the job for 2 weeks - he was appointed boss at the end of March 1964 following the departure of Jock Stein to Hibs. The final years of Cunningham's playing career were at East End Park (1960-1963) and he had been awarded a joint testimonial (with Jackie Williamson) on his retirement in December 1963. This was his first managerial role and in his 3 year period as Dunfermline's boss he lead the team to a Scottish Cup Final, and missed out on the League title in 1965 by 1 point.
The game began with the visitors dominating possession. The Pars were a top 5 First Division side, while East Fife were in the division below and were to miss out on promotion that season by 8 points, in the days of 2 points for a win. Dunfermline went ahead in the 25th minute with a goal from Jackie Sinclair. East Fife gradually came more into the game and equalised through George Dewar.
In 1964 there were no substitutes - it would be a further 2 years until teams were allowed to list substitutes, and then it was just one player, who could only replace an injured player. So in this Fife Cup game, when George Miller (pictured, left) sustained an injury, he played on regardless for the final 20 minutes. His Pars team mate Ian Hunter was also injured during the second half and had to be taken off, leaving the Pars to complete the game with only 9 fit players.
2 weeks later in the 2nd leg of the final, the Pars won 4-0 with goals from Dickson, Kerray and Melrose (2).
Pars team: Herriot, W. Callaghan, Lunn, Smith, Fraser, Miller, Edwards, Peebles, Hunter, T. Callaghan, Sinclair.
On the week this game was played, the number 1 song in the UK singles chart was "Can't Buy Me Love" by The Beatles.
The number 1 album was also by The Beatles, in the 19th week of what would be 21 weeks at the top for "With The Beatles" (number 1 from 1 December 1963 to 25 April 1964).
The UK's number 1 movie was The Carpetbaggers.
In the news that week, the men arrested for their part in the Great Train Robbery were sentenced to 30 years each in prison.