Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Brechin City

Saturday, 18th Apr 2015

The Pars travel to Brechin City on Saturday knowing that nothing other than a win will do if they wish to keep their slim hopes of a play off place alive.

ADMISSION PRICES
Adult £12 Concession (over 65s and U18s) £6
Parent and Child £15 
(plus £2 for each additional school-age child in family party) 

The Pars travel to Brechin City on Saturday knowing that nothing other than a win will do if they wish to keep their slim hopes of a play off place alive. The Glebe Park side sit seven points ahead of Dunfermline with nine points left to play for. There has now been 43 league matches between them but the last victory there on league business remains on 4th January 1994. The Fifers have won 29, Brechin City 6 and 8 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

In the first meeting of this season was a disappointing goalless draw for the League One odds on favourites. Brechin did what a lot of clubs do when they visit East End Park - conceded midfield but defend in depth. The opposition and their supporters really celebrated that draw. The next game was again at East End but City won that February night by the only goal of the game scored by Alan Trouten in 73rd minute.  When the teams met again one week later in Angus, Josh Falkingham put the visitors ahead within the first minute only for Paul McLean to equalise early in the second half.  The 1-1 draw extended Brechin's run to 16 league games undefeated.

Last twelve meetings
2014/2015
League One Brechin City 1-1 Dunfermline 02/03/15
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
Brechin City will finish their league season away to Stenhousemuir and then at home to Stranraer.  Both those teams will be fighting for their futures.  Stenhousemuir are in a battle with Ayr United to avoid the League One play offs and Stranraer could well still be fighting for the automatic promotion place. Points will not be easy to come but before Dunfermline can contemplate their final matches against Forfar Athletic at home and Airdrieonians away, they must defeat Brechin.

Brechin City Dunfermline
Current League Position
4 6
Recent League Results
LLDDWW WDWLDW
League Points
55 48
Goal Difference
+11 +4
League Home / Away Record
P16, W6, D7, L3 P16, W5, D4, L7
John Potter's team has taken 11 points from the last 18 while Brechin have taken just eight. Last Saturday's 93rd minute winner against Stirling Albion was Brechin's first winner at home since 28th February.

   Recent Form this season - home / away
    Brechin City (home)  

 

 

 

  Dunfermline (away)
   Stirling Albion 

 W

2-1   Peterhead D 1-1
   Peterhead D 2-2   Stenhousemuir W 1-0
   Forfar Athletic L 2-3   Brechin City  D

 1-1

   Airdrieonians D 0-0   Stranraer  L

 1-5

   Dunfermline Athletic D 1-1   Forfar Athletic  L

 0-1

   Stenhousemuir 

W

2-1   Ayr United  W

 2-1

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Stranraer):
Ryan Scully; Ross Millen, Gregor Buchanan, Lewis Martin, Alex Whittle; Finn Graham, Shaun Byrne (Kyle McAusland 56), Andy Geggan, (c), Ryan Thomson; Allan Smith (Faissal El Bakhtaoui 69), Michael Moffat.
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Declan O'Kane, David Hopkirk, Andy Barrowman, Jamie Wilson (GK)

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

Referee will be John McKendrick.



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