Preview Albion RoversWednesday, 17th Jul 2019
Betfred Cup: Wednesday 17th July 2019, kick off 7.45pm kick off at East End Park.
After an impressive 3-2 over St Mirren on Sunday, Dunfermline hope to keep up their Betfred Cup momentum in their next Group H match on Wednesday night. The Albion Rovers game pitches Stevie Crawford up against an old team mate in Kevin Harper. Albion had a strong end to the season under him, they won on Saturday and they will be anxious to try and keep that going.
Milestones v Albion Rovers (home)
Last Victory | 03/10/15 | 3-0 | League One
Last Defeat | 11/02/84 | 1-2 | Div Two
Best Victory | 15/03/58 | 8-1 | Div Two
Worst Defeat | 11/08/28 | 1-5 | Div Two
Of the 78 previous meetings, the Pars have won 41, 15 have been drawn and 22 lost. The last meeting at East End Park in March 2016 ended all square - Ryan Wallace had shot the Pars into a 1-0 with just a quarter of an hour remaining but Ross Davidson levelled just two minutes later and it finished 1-1.
Last ten meetings
League One Albion Rovers 0-1 Dunfermline 02/04/16
League One Dunfermline 1-1 Albion Rovers 08/03/16
League One Albion Rovers 1-1 Dunfermline 21/11/15
League One Dunfermline 3-0 Albion Rovers 03/10/15
Skol Cup Dunfermline 4-0 Albion Rovers 21/08/90
Division Two Dunfermline 6-0 Albion Rovers 26/10/85
Division Two Albion Rovers 0-3 Dunfermline 31/03/86
Division Two Dunfermline 4-0 Albion Rovers 12/04/86
Division Two Albion Rovers 0-2 Dunfermline 20/10/84
Division Two Dunfermline 1-1 Albion Rovers 09/02/85
Last League Season
Championship position 7th
Goals For 33
Goals Against 40
Goal Difference -7
After a run of five straight league wins, Dunfermline lost seven and drew one of their last eight league matches in 2018-2019.
League Two position 9th
Goals For 32
Goals Against 71
Goal Difference -39
The Wee Rovers won five of their last nine league matches to ensure that they avoided finishing at the foot of League Two. They finished eight points clear of Berwick Rangers but lost all six Cup ties last season.
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v St Mirren): Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Stuart Morrison, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Paul Paton(c): Ryan Dow (Lewis McCann 90), Tom Beadling, Josh Coley: Kevin Nisbet (Gabby McGill 62), Andy Ryan (Kyle Turner 68).
SUBS NOT USED: Matty Todd, Tom Lang, Matthew Bowman, Cammy Gill (GK).
ALBION ROVERS (v East Kilbride): Ryan Goodfellow: Aron Lyn, Ross Clarke, Bryan Wharton, Jason Krones: Giuliano Morena, Scott Roberts, Gregor Fotheringham (Gary Phillips 53), Jordan Stewart (Smart Osadolor 80), Euan East, Declan Byrne (Nicki Paterson 80)
SUBS: all used
Group results so far
East Kilbride 0 Albion Rovers 1
St Mirren 2 Dunfermline 3
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