Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Arbroath

Tuesday, 29th Oct 2019

Ladbrokes Championship: (home) Tuesday 29th October 2019, kick off 7.45pm at East End Park

Tuesday night’s opponents are last season’s League One Champions, Arbroath. They have shocked many with their results so far this season and they currently sit fifth in the table four points ahead of Dunfermline.

The Angus side come to East End Park on the back of a 3-1 away to Partick Thistle on Saturday. Dick Campbell’s team went ahead when Bobby Linn broke in behind the Thistle defence and cut the ball back for Luke Donnelly to net Arbroath`s opener.

Stuart Bannigan`s penalty levelled matters, but the visitors won a penalty of their own moments later and Michael McKenna made no mistake from 12 yards. Colin Hamilton sealed the victory following some neat work by Omar Kader.

Milestones Arbroath (home)
Last Victory | 15/08/17 | 2-0 | League Cup
Last Defeat | 17/08/13 | 2-3 | League One
Best Victory | 1931-32 | 6-0 | Div Two*
Worst Defeat | 12/12/36 | 1-4 | Div One*
*Pre league reconstruction

The sides have met 73 times in the league, Dunfermline have won 32, Arbroath 24 and 17 matches have been drawn.

Last League Meeting at East End Park
Tuesday 25th February 2014, League One
Dunfermline 3 Arbroath 0

In 26 minutes Dunfermline got the goal that their pressure fully deserved. Wood could only punch Ross Millen`s kick as far as Stephen HUSBAND and from 15 yards Hubby made no mistake with a perfectly executed volley into the left corner of the Arbroath net. 1-0

Williamson was forging down the right wing on the hour mark and when a ball came to Ross FORBES just inside the box through Josh Falkingham on the right, the Pars new boy blasted his left foot shot high into the left side of the Arbroath goal for a two-goal lead. 2-0

Inevitably Forbes was involved in Pars third goal in 71 minutes. His pass set Danny Granger off down the left wing and his low dipping cross found FALKINGHAM charging in at the back post to slide home goal number three.

DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC: Ryan Scully; Ross Millen (Ryan Williamson 58), Danny Grainger, Jonathan Page, Callum Morris, Andy Geggan (c), Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Craig Dargo 80), Stephen Husband, Lawrence Shankland, Josh Falkingham, Ross Forbes (Shaun Byrne 75).
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Wallace, Lewis Martin, Alex Whittle, Ryan Goodfellow (GK)

ARBROATH: Sandy Wood, Ricky Little, Colin Hamilton, Kevin Nicoll, Michael Travis, Alex Keddie, Bobby Linn, Ross Chisholm, Leighton McIntosh (Kenny Deuchar 71), Alan Cook (Paul McManus 57), Chris Scott (David Banjo 57).
SUBS NOT USED:, Lenny Wilson, Paul Sheerin, Dayle Robertson, Lari Yao

Twelve Most Recent Meetings
The Fifers have won ten of the last twelve fixtures, Arbroath the other two including the last one earlier this season at Arbroath.

31/08/19 | Arbroath 1-0 Dunfermline | Championship
15/08/17 | Dunfermline 2-0 Arbroath | Challenge Cup
19/07/16 | Dunfermline 3-0 Arbroath | League Cup
25/07/15 | Arbroath 1-4 Dunfermline | Challenge Cup
26/04/14 | Arbroath 1-2 Dunfermline | League One
25/02/14 | Dunfermline 3-0 Arbroath | League One
21/12/13 | Arbroath 0-3 Dunfermline | League One
17/08/13 | Dunfermline 2-3 Arbroath | League One
31/07/10 | Dunfermline 5-2 Arbroath | League Cup
24/07/10 | Dunfermline 1-0 Arbroath | Challenge Cup
25/07/09 | Dunfermline 2-1 Arbroath | Challenge Cup
22/04/86 | Dunfermline 2-0 Arbroath | Second Division

Form Last Six Matches

Dunfermline have won two of their last six matches and undefeated in their last four. Arbroath have won their last two matches ending a run of six without a win since they defeated the Pars on that windy day at Gayfield on the last day of August.

Dundee United (A) 0-2
Ayr United (H) W 3-2
Morton (A) D 1-1
Alloa Athletic (H) D 1-1
Partick Thistle (A) W 3-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-1

Partick Thistle (A) W 3-1
Morton (H) W 1-0
Clyde (H) L 0-2
Dundee (A) L 0-2
Ayr United (H) L 0-3
Dundee United (A) L 1-2

Current League Stats

League Position: 8th
League Points: 10
Goal Difference: -2
League Record: P10 W2 D4 L4 GF11 GA13
Last Six League Match Form: LWDDWL

League Position: 5th
League Points: 14
Goal Difference: -2
League Record: P10 W4 D2 L4 GF9 GA11
Last Six League Match Form: DLLLWW

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Dundee United)
: Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin (Danny Devine HT), Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c), Harry Cochrane (Kevin Nisbet 61), Kyle Turner (Gabby McGill 87): Greg Kiltie, Andy Ryan.
SUBS NOT USED: Tom Beadling, Josh Coley, Stuart Morrison, Ryan Scully (GK)

ARBROATH (v Partick Thistle): Derek Gaston: Jason Thomson, Ricky Little, Thomas O`Brien, Colin Hamilton: Mark Whatley, David Gold (Josh Campbell 72), Scott Stewart (Michael McKenna 61), Miko Virtanen, Bobby Linn (Omar Kader 75), Luke Donnelly.
SUBS NOT USED: Ben Stirling, Steven Doris, Greig Spence, Darren Jamieson (GK)

Other Championship Fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Dundee
Dundee United v Partick Thistle
Morton v Ayr United
Queen of the South v Inverness Caley Thistle

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