Preview Ayr UnitedSaturday, 19th Oct 2019
Ladbrokes Championship: (home) Saturday 19th October 2019, 3.00pm kick off at East End Park.
Dunfermline’s next match will be at home against Ayr United. Both sides had already exited the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup so they had a free weekend over the international break.
Milestones v Ayr United (home)
Last League Victory | 13/02/16 | 3-2 | League One
Last League Defeat | 29/03/19 | 0-1 | Championship
Best League Victory | 10/12/94 | 6-0 | First Division
Worst League Defeat | 13/10/73 | 0-4 | Div One (old)
Last Goalless League match | 22/12/18 | Championship
First League meeting | 30/11/1912 | Div Two (old)
Last time at East End Park
Championship, Friday 29th March 2019
Dunfermline 0 Ayr United 1
One first half goal from Declan McDaid that secured the points for Ayr United drove a serious dent in the Pars hopes of making the play offs.
It was fifth v fourth for this televised Friday night fixture. Dunfermline were looking for a victory that would take them level on points with their Ayrshire visitors.
In 31 minutes Declan McDAID found the far side of the net when his cross cum shot from out left sneaked in with Ryan Scully possibly expecting the inrunning Lawrence Shankland to take the finish. 0-1 but hardly against the run of play.
Nine minutes later were dealt a more long term blow. With no one beside him Joe Thomson in possession crumbled with a problem. There was a seven minute delay while the staff attended to him but he needed a stretcher to leave the field. It was later to be diagnosed as season ending tear in his anterior cruciate ligament.
As for the remainder of the game both sides created chances but Ian McCall’s clung on to secure the three points.
DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Tom Beadling, James Vincent (Matthew Todd 74): Joe Thomson (James Craigen 45+2), Louis Longridge, Kallum Higginbotham (Faissal El Bakhtaoui 61): Bruce Anderson.
SUBS NOT USED: Mark Durnan, Ryan Blair, Lewis McCann, Cammy Gill (GK)
YELLOW CARD: Devine (69), El Bakhtaoui (FT)
AYR UNITED: Ross Doohan: Liam Smith, Michael Rose, Steven Bell (c), Daniel Harvie: Robbie Crawford, Andy Murdoch, Mark Kerr, Declan McDaid: Michael Moffat, Lawrence Shankland (Liam Miller 74).
SUBS NOT USED: Aaron Muirhead, Andy Geggan, Nicky Cadden, Ross Docherty, Alan Forest, Ellis Hare-Reid (GK)
Of the last twelve league meetings against Ayr United, Dunfermline have won five, lost four and drawn three. Ayr have left East End Park with a clean sheet on each of their last three visits.
Last Twelve League Meetings v Ayr United
Date | H/A | F-A | W D L | League
28/03/19 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
23/02/19 | A | 1-0 | W | Championship
22/12/18 | H | 0-0 | D | Championship
25/08/18 | A | 1-4 | L | Championship
18/03/17 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
07/01/17 | A | 2-0 | W | Championship
03/12/16 | H | 1-1 | D | Championship
01/10/16 | A | 0-0 | D | Championship
12/03/16 | A | 2-0 | W | League One
13/02/16 | H | 3-2 | W | League One
12/12/15 | A | 2-1 | W | League One
12/09/15 | H | 0-2 | L | League One
Form Last Six Matches
Dunfermline have only won on one of the last six occasions when Ayr United have been their guests. They have also only won one of their last six matches.
Morton (A) D 1-1
Alloa Athletic (H) D 1-1
Partick Thistle (A) W 3-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) L 1-2
Arbroath (A) L 0-1
Inverness Caley Th (H) L 0-2
Arbroath (A) L 0-2
Alloa Athletic (A) W 4-1
Dundee United (H) W 2-0
Wrexham (A) D 1-1
Partick Thistle (A) W 3-2
Dunfermline are unbeaten in their last three league matches but they are still in search of their first home league game.
Ayr United have impressed having won six of their eight league games. Their two defeats came at Dundee and at home to Inverness Caley Thistle last time out. The effect of the departure of Ian McCall to Partick Thistle may have rocked their boat.
League Position: 9th
League Points: 7
Goal Difference: -1
League Record: P8 W1 D4 L3 GF8 GA9
Last Six League Match Form: LLLWDD
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 18
Goal Difference: +9
League Record: P8 W6 D0 L2 GF17 GA8
Last Six League Match Form: WDWWWL
Last time out
DUNFERMLINE (v Morton): Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow, Tom Beadling, Harry Cochrane (Stuart Morrison 86), Kyle Turner: Greg Kiltie (Andy Ryan 66), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Danny Devine, Matty Bowman, Josh Coley, Cammy Graham, Ryan Scully (GK)
AYR UNITED (v Inverness Caley Thistle): Ross Doohan: Jordan Houston, Aaron Muirhead, Sam Roscoe, Daniel Harvie: Andy Geggan (Kris Doolan 76), Ross Docherty, Sean Kelly, Luke McCowan, Michael Moffat, Alan Forrest
SUBS NOT USED: Craig Moore, Craig McGuffie, Ellis Hare-Reid, Finn Ecrepont, Mark McKenzie
Other Championship Fixtures
Arbroath v Morton
Dundee v Partick Thistle
Inverness Caley Thistle v Alloa Athletic
Queen of the South v Dundee United
- Morton 1 Dunfermline 1
- Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 1
- Partick Thistle 0 Dunfermline 3
- Supporters` Information v Ayr United