Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Brechin City

Tuesday, 3rd Mar 2015

SPFL League One: Pars meet Brechin City for the second time in eight days in a match postponed from 27th December

The league match between Dunfermline and Brechin City may be just the seventh between the clubs in the last twenty years but now its the second in just eight days. All six of course of the most recent have been in the last two seasons.  It was January 2014 when the Pars last travelled to Glebe Park and that 3-2 defeat was just Brechin's sixth win in league matches between them.

The last victory there on league business remains on 4th January 1994. In all league matches the Fifers have won 29, Brechin City 7 and 7 matches have been drawn. The best Pars result in Brechin was a 6-1 win in 1979 courtesy of a Mike Leonard hat trick and goals from Jimmy Mullin, Kevin Hegarty, and Walter Borthwick.

Milestones v Brechin City (away)

Last Victory

04/01/94

1-0

Div One

Last Defeat

25/01/14

2-3

League One

Best Victory

07/03/79

6-1

Div Two

Worst Defeat

1931-32

0-3

Div Two

Last Tuesday night's 1-0 home defeat to Ray McKinnon's side was a major disappointment. Alan Trouten did the damage with a headed goal in 73 minutes and in the first meeting of this season at East End Park, the Angus side held the then League One odds on favourites to a goalless draw. The defeat at Brechin last time came as a result of a great fight back by McKinnon's team. On loan Lawrence Shankland put the Pars one up on the half hour, then Wallace doubled the lead nine minutes into the second half. Brechin hit back just three minutes later through Derek Carcary. Andy Jackson then rocked the visitors with an equaliser just four minutes later and Darren Petrie got the winner just a minute from full time.

Last twelve meetings
2014/2015
League One Dunfermline 0-1 Brechin City 24/02/15
League One Dunfermline 0-0 Brechin City 09/08/14
2013/2014
League One Dunfermline 2-1 Brechin City 29/03/14
League One Brechin City 3-2 Dunfermline 25/01/14
League One Dunfermline 3-1 Brechin City 23/11/13
League One Brechin City 1-1 Dunfermline 14/09/13
1993/1994
First Division Dunfermline 2-1 Brechin City 30/04/94
First Division Brechin City 0-1 Dunfermline 04/01/94
First Division Dunfermline 4-0 Brechin City 30/10/93
First Division Brechin City 1-0 Dunfermline 21/08/93
1986/1987
First Division Dunfermline 0-2 Brechin City 18/04/87
First Division Brechin City 0-2 Dunfermline 24/02/87

Brechin City are now 15 league games undefeated; their last defeat being on 18th October and those successes have seen them climb the league until they are only four points behind the leaders Stranraer with a game in hand. Dunfermline now in sixth position sorely need to win if they are to keep their play off hopes alive. The Pars however have only won two of their last twelve matches.

Brechin City Dunfermline
Current League Position
3 6
Recent League Results
DLDWWW LWWLLL
League Points
45 36
Goal Difference
+12 +5
League Home / Away Record
P11, W5, D4, L2 P13, W7, D2, L4

John Potter termed Saturday his worst day as a manager and Tuesday night is the next opportunity to put things right. The last away win was at Ayr. Let's hope the next is at Brechin.

Form last six matches
Brechin City (home)

Dunfermline (away)
Stenhousemuir W 2-1 Stranraer L

1-5

Morton D 1-1 Forfar Athletic L

0-1

Ayr United W 2-1 Ayr United W

2-1

Annan Athletic W 4-2 Morton L

0-2

Airdrieonians D 1-1 Stirling Albion D

2-2

Forfar Athletic

D

3-3 Airdrieonians L 0-3

Last Tuesday

DUNFERMLINE (v Brechin City):
Ryan Scully: Ryan Williamson (Andy Geggan 71), Gregor Buchanan (c), Stuart Urquhart, Jim Paterson; Shaun Byrne (Josh Falkingham 58), Kyle McAusland, Ryan Thomson, David Hopkirk; Lewis Allan, Michael Moffat (Andy Barrowman 80).
SUBS NOT USED: Paul George, Lewis Martin, Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Ryan Goodfellow (GK)

BRECHIN CITY (v Dunfermline):
Graeme Smith; Paul McLean, Gerry McLauchlan, Darren McCormack, Colin Hamilton; Ryan Ferguson, Craig Storie, Craig Molloy (c), Alan Trouten, Bobby Barr; Robert Thomson.
SUBS NOT USED: Gary Fusco, Andy Jackson, Ollie Durojaiye, Ewan McNeil, Steven Jackson, Calum Tapping, Ben Tough (GK).
SCORER: Trouten (73)

On Saturday v Stenhousemuir, Andy Jackson and Euan McNeil took the places of Darren McCormack and Bobby Barr.

Referee will be Greg Aitken.



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