Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Brechin City

Tuesday, 24th Feb 2015

Tuesday 24th February 2015. Brechin City are unbeaten in their last 14 league games but have not won at East End Park in their last six visits.

Dunfermline face Brechin City at East End Park on Tuesday in a match re-arranged because of Brechin's involvement in the William Hill Scottish Cup on 7th February - the original date for the game. This is the first of a double header to be played between the sides in the space of eight days.

The 2014-2015 league season started off with a goalless draw against Brechin and the Angus club return with a three point advantage over the Pars. More significantly they are in a play off spot and Dunfermline aren't.

Last five v Brechin City 

09/08/14

Dunfermline

0-0

Brechin City

14/09/13

Brechin City

1-1

Dunfermline

23/11/13

Dunfermline

3-1

Brechin City

25/01/14

Brechin City

3-2

Dunfermline

29/03/14

Dunfermline

2-1

Brechin City

There have been 42 league meetings between these teams; the Fifers have won 29, Brechin City 6 and 7 matches including the last two have been drawn. The Pars have only ever lost three home games against their Angus opponents but there have been some high scoring games.

Milestones v Brechin City (home)

Last Victory

29/03/14

2-1

League One

Last Defeat

18/04/87

0-2

Div One

Best Victory

14/12/29

10-1

Div Two

Worst Defeat

18/04/87

0-2

Div One

The best Pars result was a 10-1 win in 1929 but since that first ever fixture between the clubs, Dunfermline have registered home scorelines such as 8-0 twice, 6-2, 8-0 and 6-1. In Division One on 30th April 1994, the Fifers won 2-1 courtesy of goals from Stewart Petrie and Andy Tod and when Brechin returned to Dunfermline after a gap of almost twenty years in 2013-14, they lost 3-1 with Ryan Wallace scoring a double and then in March 2-1 when a Ross Millen penalty in the last minute ensured the three points stayed in Fife.

Recent Form  home / away
Dunfermline (home) Brechin City (away)
  Stenhousemuir W 3-2 Stirling Albion W 1-0
  Airdrieonians D 2-2 Falkirk L 1-2
  Peterhead D 1-1 Airdrieonians D 1-1
  Stranraer L 0-1 Stranraer W 2-0
  Stranraer L 1-3 Forfar Athletic W

2-0

  Stirling Albion W 4-0 Stenhousemuir W

2-0

Brechin City started the season well knocking Cowdenbeath out of the Petrofac Training Cup but then lost out to Dumbarton in the League Cup. Their season looked up after that and have lost only four league games all in a five match spell between mid September and mid October.

Dunfermline have won only four of their last fifteen league games but have won two of the last three.

League Stats 

Dunfermline  Brechin City
League Position
5 4
 League form: Last Six Games
DDLWWL WWWDDW
League Points
36 39
Goal Difference
+10 +10
Home / Away League Record
P12, W6, D4, L2 P13, W6, D5, L2

Last Time Out

Alan Trouten converted a second-half penalty to secure victory for Brechin at bottom side Stirling. Stephen Husband's goal inflicted a 1-0 defeat on Dunfermline at Forfar.

DUNFERMLINE (v Forfar Athletic): Ryan Scully: Andy Geggan, Gregor Buchanan, Stuart Urquhart, Alex Whittle (Jim Paterson 40); Paul George (Lewis Allan 61), Josh Falkingham (c), Kyle McAusland, Lewis Spence; Andy Barrowman, Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Michael Moffat 70)
SUBS NOT USED: Shaun Byrne, Ross Millen, David Hopkirk, Ryan Goodfellow (GK).

BRECHIN CITY (v Stirling Albion): Graeme Smith; Darren McCormack, Gerry McLauchlan, Paul McLean, Colin Hamilton, Bobby Barr, Craig Molloy, Alan Trouten, Gary Fusco (Craig Storie 60), Andy Jackson (Ollie Durojaiye 80), Robert Thomson.
SUBS NOT USED: Ben Tough (GK), Ryan Ferguson, McNeil, Steven Jackson, Calum Tapping, Patrick O'Neil

Referee will be Andrew Dallas



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