Gary Naysmith thinks his Fifers are hitting top form at the right time in their pre-season campaign.
The Methil men recorded their first home win out of four at Bayview with victory over Hamilton on Saturday after defeats by Fulham, St Johnstone and Hearts.
With the competitive campaign ready to kick-off on Saturday when Forfar visit on cup duty, Naysmith said his men are more than ready for the season’s start.
He said: “In the second half we made a few changes but the players that went on really got to grips with it and we were restricting Hamilton to shots from range.
“Overall I thought we caused them more problems than they caused us. There weren’t too many negatives.”
The game was just a couple of minutes old when East Fife took the lead.
Alan Cook burst down the left wing and sent over a cross which Jon McShane was inches away from connecting with.
Hamilton turned the ball away for a corner but were punished when Steven Campbell arrived late into the box and powered a header home.
Hamilton will be playing Premiership football next season while the Methil side will be playing in the nation’s bottom league. But any gap in quality certainly wasn’t on show as the Fifers continued to pester the Hamilton goal.
Accies’ main threat came from Jason Scotland. He hit a couple of shots from distance but neither threatened Allan Fleming’s goal.
Ross Campbell, on trial at the Fifers after being released by Forfar, almost scored after controlling well inside the box, only to shoot wide.