Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Brechin City

Saturday, 20th Feb 2016

Dunfermline have scored more goals away from home than at home and have gone 10 league matches undefeated away.

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It's top v bottom on Saturday as Dunfermline travel to meet Darren Dods Brechin City. The Angus club are without a win since beating Stranraer 2-0 on the Saturday before Christmas and they will want to forget the opening game of the league season when the Pars left Glebe Park as 6-1 winners.

Goals from Faissal El Bakhtaoui (8), Michael Moffat (23), Joe Cardle (31), El Bakhtaoui (44), Ryan Wallace (80) had Allan Johnston's team well ahead before David Weatherston got a consolation in 89 minutes only for Josh Falkingham (90) to restore the five goal advantage.

There has now been 47 league matches between the clubs but prior to the 6-1 win, the last victory there on league business had been on 4th January 1994.

The Fifers have won 31, Brechin City 8 and 8 matches have been drawn. The August result also matched the best Pars result in Brechin, 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

08/08/15

6-1

League One

Last Defeat

18/04/15

0-3

League One

Best Victory

07/03/79
08/08/15

6-1
6-1

Div Two
League One

Worst Defeat

07/11/31
18/04/15

0-3
0-3

Div Two
League One

Undefeated against the Fifers in season 2014-15 Brechin have lost both matches played this season. The last meeting on 5th December was a 3-1 home win at East End Park. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (34) and Michael Paton (42) shot the Pars into a half time lead, Isaac Layne (66) got one back before a David Hopkirk goal (70) tied it up.

Last twelve meetings
2015/2016
League One Dunfermline 3-1 Brechin City 05/12/15
League One Brechin City 1-6 Dunfermline 08/08/15
2014/2015
League One Brechin City 0-3 Dunfermline 18/04/15
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

Dunfermline have scored more goals away from home than at home and have gone 10 league matches undefeated away.

Brechin City have won only four matches in this league season at Peterhead and Forfar and at home to Cowdenbeath and Stranraer.

Brechin City Dunfermline
Current League Position
10 1
Recent League Results
WLDLDD WWDLWW
League Points
18 53
Goal Difference
-17 +45
League Home / Away Record
P11, W2, D4, L5 P12, W8, D3, L1

Last week Brechin City netted deep into stoppage time to claim a draw against fellow Scottish League One strugglers Cowdenbeath. Former Par, Chris Kane had headed Cowden ahead but Brechin equalised when David Weatherston found Jonathan Tiffoney for a close-range finish.

Cowdenbeath went ahead again as Dean Brett tucked away a rebound after Ross Caldwell's effort had been saved. Andrew Jackson hit a post before setting up Scott Shepherd to level.

   Recent Form this season - home / away
  Brechin City  

 

 

 

  Dunfermline
   Cowdenbeath

 D

2-2   Stenhousemuir  W

 3-0

   Airdrieonians D 3-3   Peterhead  D

 0-0

   Stranraer W 2-0   Ross County L 0-1
   Peterhead D 1-1   Forfar Athletic W 4-2
   Stenhousemuir L 1-2   Ayr United W 2-1
   Ayr United

D

1-1   Ayr United W 1-0

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Ayr United):
Sean Murdoch; Craig Reid, Brad McKay, Ben Richards-Everton, Jason Talbot; Michael Paton, Andy Geggan (c), Josh Falkingham, Joe Cardle (David Hopkirk 87); Michael Moffat, Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Ryan Wallace 81).
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys McCabe, Shaun Byrne, Shaun Rooney, Lewis Martin, David Hutton (GK).

BRECHIN CITY (v Cowdenbeath): Graeme Smith; Gary Fusco, Darren Dods, Lukas Culjak, Willie Dyer; Jonathan Tiffoney (Craig Johnston 76), Lewis Spence, James Dale, David Weatherston (Scott Shepherd 40); Andy Jackson, Robert Thomson.
SUBS NOT USED: Jamie Montgomery, Paul McLean, Craig Molloy, Euan Smith, Patrick O'Neil (GK).

Referee will be Mike Runcone.



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