Preview Alloa AthleticSaturday, 28th Dec 2019
Ladbrokes Championship: (home) Saturday 28th December 2019, 3.00pm kick off at East End Park.
The match between Christmas and New Year is the Pars local derby game against Alloa Athletic. Even with Dunfermline on a run of five home wins in a row it should be remembered that Alloa Athletic, although bottom of the league now, were the last team to leave East End Park with a league point.
Milestones v Alloa Athletic (home)
Last home win | 19/05/13 | 1-0 | First Division Play off
Last home defeat | 14/09/19 | 1-2 | TCW Challenge Cup
Best home win: | 30/01/58 | 8-1 | Second Division
Worst home defeat: | 11/09/1886 | 4-8 | Scottish Cup
Last home goalless draw | 15/09/18 | 0-0 | Championship
First home league meeting: | 10/09/21 | 0-1 | Division Two
Last 12 meetings against Alloa Athletic
Three Alloa wins, five Dunfermline wins with four drawn in the last twelve meetings. The Pars have won only two of the last eight and have not beaten Alloa at East End Park since May 2013.
09/11/19 | Alloa Athletic 2 Dunfermline 1 | Championship
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
Last time at East End Park
Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 1
Ladbrokes Championship, 28 September 2019
This was Alloa’s second visit of the month to East End Park. The first in the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup ended in a 2-1 win for Peter Grant’s team.
After a goalless first half Alloa opened the scoring five minutes into the second half. Adam BROWN dispatched a cracking shot high into the net from 30 yards out that gave keeper Cammy Gill absolutely no hope of stopping it. 0-1
Nisbet and Edwards then had opportunities for Dunfermline but Alloa keeps Macdonald came out on top both times. Dow sent a cross behind and the Pars were badly needing a lift when TURNER struck with a shot from the edge of the box that sailed into the left side of the Wasps net. Nisbet was the provider and the close season signings from Stranraer finished in style. 1-1
Pressure was piled on the Alloa goal but their powers of survival remained impressive. They survived a penalty claim when Greg Kiltie was downed in the box and the keeper held a Beadling header. Amidst it all Gill had to bravely punch clear from a Kevin Cawley free kick.
DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft (c), Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow (Josh Coley 79), Harry Cochrane, Kyle Turner, Greg Kiltie, Lewis McCann (Tom Beadling 75), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Danny Devine, Stuart Morrison, Matty Todd, Ryan Scully (GK)
SCORERS: Turner (57)
YELLOW CARD: Turner (72), Cochrane (78)
ALLOA ATHLETIC: Jamie MacDonald: Scott Taggart, Robbie Deas, Andy Graham (c), Jon Robertson: Kevin Cawley, Steven Hetherington, Iain Flannigan, Adam Brown: Kevin O’Hara (Liam Buchanan 86), Alan Trouten
SUBS NOT USED: Robert Thomson, Nathan Gilhooley, Cammy O’Donnell, Paul Gillespie, Chris Henry (GK).
Form Last Six Matches
Dunfermline have both won three of their last six matches, Alloa Athletic only one. Alloa’s last league win was their 2-1 win over Dunfermline in November and their only victory since has been in the Scottish Cup away to Elgin City. Alloa have won only one away league match this season, that was against Queen of the South on 31 August.
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 0-2
Dundee (A) L 3-4
Morton (H) W 3-1
Ayr United (A) W 1-0
Partick Thistle (H) W 5-1
Stranraer (A) L 0-1
Elgin City (A) W 3-1
Partick Thistle (A) D 1-1
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-2
Dundee United (A) L 1-2
Ayr United (H) L 1-2
Morton (H) L 0-2
Current League Stats
League Position: 5th
League Points: 25
Goal Difference: +5
League Record: P18 W7 D4 L7 GF28 GA23
Last Six League Match Form: LWWWLL
League Position: 10th
League Points: 14
Goal Difference: -15
League Record: P17 W3 D5 L9 GF17 GA32
Last Six League Match Form: WDLLLL
Last time out
DUNFERMLINE (v Inverness Caley Thistle): Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Danny Devine, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c), Tom Beadling (Kyle Turner 43), Joe Thomson (Andy Ryan 74), Lewis McCann (Anthony McDonald 62), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Tom Lang, Harry Cochrane, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)
ALLOA ATHLETIC (v Morton): Jamie MacDonald: Scott Taggart, Robbie Deas, Andy Graham, Liam Dick: Kevin Cawley, Steven Hetherington, Jon Robertson, Iain Flannigan: Liam Buchanan, Robert Thomson.
SUBS NOT USED: Adam Brown, Blair Malcolm, Cammy O`Donnell, Paul Gillespie, Chris Henry (GK)
Referee for Dunfermline v Alloa Athletic will be Steven Reid.
Other Championship Fixtures
Dundee United v Dundee (Friday night)
Ayr United v Queen of the South
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Arbroath
Morton v Partick Thistle
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