Preview Alloa AthleticSaturday, 9th Nov 2019
Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 9th November 2019, kick off 3.00pm at the Indodrill Stadium.
Following three wins out of the last four matches, Stevie Crawford takes his team to Alloa in the quest of another three points.
Milestones v Alloa Athletic (away)
Last Victory | 09/03/19 | 1-0 | Championship
Last Defeat | 16/05/13 | 0-3 | First Div Play Off
Best Victory | 11/02/48 | 6-0 | Division B (two)
Worst Defeat | 26/04/52 | 4-5 | Division B (two)
First League meeting | 18/02/22 | 0-2 | Division Two
This is the 64th league match between the clubs and Alloa with 22 wins marginally hold the advantage. 20 have been drawn and 21 won by Dunfermline.
Although there have been cup knock outs and play off reversals, the Pars have not actually lost a league match to Alloa Athletic since May 1979.
Last time at Indodrill Stadium
Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline Athletic 1
Championship, Saturday 9th March 2019
Another 1-0 win, the fourth in their last five games kept the Pars in fourth place. Alloa dropped to the foot of the table after Partick Thistle scored a late winner against Dundee United. Unfortunately it was to be Dunfermline’s last win of the 2018/19 season.
After no goals in the first half the Fifers appeared to resume the more industrious and it took Devine intervention to create what turned out to be the 53rd minute winner. Further up the field than expected the centre back picked out Joe Thomson on the right and his cross was stuck away superbly into the bottom right by Bruce ANDERSON, 0-1
ALLOA ATHLETIC: Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Liam Dick, Sam Roscoe, Andy Graham, Jack Hamilton (Jordan Kirkpatrick 60), Steven Hetherington Iain Flannigan, Alan Trouten (Jack Aitchison 79): Dario Zanatta, Connor Shields (Kevin Cawley 84).
SUBS NOT USED: Jon Robertson, Reis Peggie, Adam Brown, Chris Henry (GK)
DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Tom Beadling, Ryan Blair: Joe Thomson, Louis Longridge, Kallum Higginbotham (James Vincent 77): Bruce Anderson (Myles Hippolyte 85).
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Mark Durnan, Matthew Todd, Robbie Muirhead, Cammy Gill (GK)
Last 12 meetings against Alloa Athletic
Two Alloa wins, six Dunfermline wins with four drawn in a period stretching back over 35 years.
28/09/19 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 1 | Championship
07/09/19 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 2 | Tunnock’s CW Cup
09/03/19 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 1 | Championship
05/01/19 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 2 | Championship
03/11/18 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 1 | Championship
13/10/18 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 2 | Irn Bru Cup
15/09/18 | Dunfermline 0 Alloa Athletic 0 | Championship
21/01/17 | Alloa Athletic 2 Dunfermline 3 | Scottish Cup
19/05/13 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | Div One Play off
15/05/13 | Alloa Athletic 3 Dunfermline 0 | Div One Play off
26/08/08 | Dunfermlne 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
26/09/01 | Dunfermline 3 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
Form Last Six Matches
Dunfermline have won three of their last six matches, Alloa Athletic have won only one of their last six, but that was a home win over Dundee United!
Queen of the South (H) W 2-0
Arbroath (H) W 2-0
Dundee United (A) L 0-2
Ayr United (H) W 3-2
Morton (A) D 1-1
Alloa Athletic (H) D 1-1
Arbroath (A) L 1-2
Dundee (H) L 0-3
Queen of the South (H) D 2-2
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) D 2-2
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 0-3
Dundee United (H) W 1-0
Current League Stats
League Position: 6th
League Points: 16
Goal Difference: +2
League Record: P12 W4 D4 L4 GF15 GA13
Last Six League Match Form: DDWLWW
League Position: 9th
League Points: 10
Goal Difference: -10
League Record: P12 W2 D4 L6 GF12 GA22
Last Six League Match Form: DWDDLL
Last time out
DUNFERMLINE (v Queen of the South): Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner, Greg Kiltie, Kevin Nisbet, Andy Ryan (Tom Beadling 75).
SUBS NOT USED: Gabby McGill, Harry Cochrane, Danny Devine, Josh Coley, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)
ALLOA ATHLETIC (v Arbroath): Jamie MacDonald: Jon Robertson, Scott Taggart, Andy Graham, Robbie Deas: Steven Hetherington, Iain Flannigan, Adam Brown (Liam Buchanan 77), Blair Malcolm (Robert Thomson 63), Alan Trouten, Kevin O`Hara.
SUBS NOT USED: Nathan Gilhooley, Cameron O`Donnel, Chris Henry (GK)
Other Championship Fixtures
Dundee v Dundee United (Friday)
Arbroath v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Partick Thistle v Morton
Queen of the South v Ayr United
Senior Citizens (over 65): £9
Juvenile (under 16): £4
- Dunfermline 2 Queen of the South 0
- Dunfermline 2 Arbroath 0
- Dundee United 2 Dunfermline 0
- Black and White Ball Success