Preview DundeeSaturday, 19th Dec 2020
Scottish Championship: Saturday 19th December 2020, 3.00pm at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park behind closed doors
Stevie Crawford is hoping that his side can take confidence from Tuesday night’s performance against Premiership opponents to deliver a positive result against their next opponents Dundee.
Dunfermline’s 1-0 Betfred Cup win at the Kilmac Stadium in July 2018 was their first win there since October 2004. On Saturday they go to Dens seeking the three points that would stretch the Fifers advantage over the seventh placed Dark Blues to eight points.
Milestones Dundee (Away)
Last Victory | 22/07/18 | 1-0 | Betfred Cup
Last Defeat | 14/12/19 | 3-4 | Championship
Best Victory | 24/11/73 | 5-1 | Div One*
Worst Defeat | 22/03/47 | 0-10 | Div B*
*Pre league reconstruction
Last Meeting at Dens Park
Dundee 3 Dunfermline 4
Championship, Saturday 14th December 2019
Seven goals were served up in this festive feast of goals. The drama was compelling and for a neutral this was a game that had everything. After going down to ten men when Greg Kiltie was red carded in 62 minutes at 4-1 down, the visitors fought back seeking just one goal for a draw. There was a thrilling end to the game with Dundee relieved to hear the final whistle.
Just 15 minutes into the game Declan McDaid broke at speed. When he reached the Pars box he delivered an angled cross that with two Dundee men attacking the unfortunate Danny Devine directed into his own goal. 1-0
Dunfermline went up the park and duly equalised. Nisbet sent the ball across the penalty box, Tom Beadling drove a shot low towards the left side of the goal, it was deflected by the keeper but Ryan DOW was well placed to net. 1-1
Dundee however were to restore their lead on 25 minutes when a Cammy Kerr cross from the right was easy meat for Kane HEMMINGS to rise above everyone, his header dropping just inside the right upright. 2-1
Nine minutes later McDaid stole the ball as it was being shielded out for a goal kick by Lee Ashcroft. The ball was crossed through Danny Johnson for Paul McGOWAN to net from the left of the goal. 3-1
Dundee scored a fourth goal within 27 seconds of the restart. Hemmings took advantage of an Ashcroft slip and when his shot from 15 yards out rebounded off Comrie, JOHNSON crashed the ball home. 4-1
In 69 minutes NISBET, from just inside the box, hit an angled shot past Hamilton to net at the left post. 4-2
Remarkably the Pars were to snatch another goal back just three minutes later. Dow passed across field to MARTIN who popped a shot from the left corner of the penalty box found the net at the far post, 4-3 with 18 minutes remaining but no fourth.
DUNDEE: Jack Hamilton: Cammy Kerr, Jordan McGhee (Josh Meekings 65), Jordan Forster, Jordan Marshall: Finlay Robertson, Paul McGowan (c), Graham Dorrans, Declan McDaid (Shaun Byrne 53), Danny Johnson (Andrew Nelson 84), Kane Hemmings.
SUBS NOT USED: Josh Todd, Sean Mackie, Josh McPake, Calum Ferrie (GK)
DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Danny Devine, Lee Ashcroft (c), Lewis Martin: Ryan Dow, Harry Cochrane (Paul Paton 49), Tom Beadling (Lewis McCann 83), Kyle Turner (Joe Thomson 58, Greg Kiltie, Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Stuart Morrison, Anthony McDonald, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)
Out the last twelve matches between the teams, Dunfermline have won five! Dundee have won two with five drawn.
Last Twelve Matches v Dundee
Date. | H/A | F-A | Scorers
24/01/20 | 2-0 | [1-0] Dow, [2-0] Nisbet
14/12/19 | 3-4 | [1-0] Devine (o.g.), [1-1] Dow (16), [2-1] Hemmings, [3-1] McGowan [4-1] Johnson, [4-2] Nisbet, [4-3] Martin
02/08/19 | H | 2-2 | [1-0] Dow, [2-0] Nisbet, [2-1] Johnson (pen.), [2 -2] Johnson (pen).
22/07/18 | A | 1-0 | [1-0] J Longridge
25/08/15 | H | 3-1 | [1-0] El Bakhtaoui, [1-1] Hemmings, [2-1] Cardle, [3-1] El Bakhtaoui
22/03/11 | A | 1-1 | [1-0] Burke, [1-1] Hyde
15/01/11 | H | 0-0
23/10/10 | A | 2-2 | [1-0] Gibson (pen), [2-0] Gibson (pen), [2-1] Griffiths, [2-2] Higgins
11/09/10 | H | 3-1 | [1-0] Gibson (pen.), [2-0] Bell, [2-1] Harkins, [3-1] Clarke
30/03/10 | H | 2-1 | [1-0] Gibson, [2-0] Bell, [2-1] Harkins
17/01/10 | A | 2-3 | [0-1] Griffiths, [1-1] Graham, [1-2] McMenamin, [2-2] Kirk, [2-3] Griffiths
31/10/09 | H | 1-1 | [0-1] Harkins, [1-1] Bayne
Form Last Six Matches
Dunfermline have won three of their last six matches, and lost just one of their last eleven league games. Dundee have lost only four matches this season, two of them away to Hibs in the Betfred Cup and in the league against away to Hearts and Ayr United. Their last league defeat at home was against Inverness Caley Thistle on 4th January.
St Johnstone (H) D 1-1
Morton (H) L 1-2
Raith Rovers (H) D 2-2
Arbroath (A) W 3-1
Hearts (H) W 2-1
Clyde (H) W 3-2
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) D 2-2
Arbroath (H) W 1-0
Hibernian (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (A) L 0-2
Hibernian (A) L 1-4
Cove Rangers (H) W 3-0
Current League Stats
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 14
Goal Difference: +6
League Record: P7 W4 2 L1 GF15 GA9
Last Six Match Form: WWWDLD
League Position: 7th
League Points: 9
Goal Difference: -4
League Record: P7 W2 D3 L2 GF10 GA14
Last Six League Match Form: WLLLWD
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v St Johnstone): Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie (Lewis Mayo 64), Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Kerr McInroy: Fraser Murray (Iain Wilson HT et), Ryan Dow, Kyle Turner, Dom Thomas (Lewis McCann 105): Declan McManus (Kevin O’Hara 71)
SUBS NOT USED: Steven Whittaker, Matty Bowman, Miller Fenton, Lucas Berry, Cammy Gill (GK)
DUNDEE (v Inverness Caley Thistle): Jack Hamilton: Jordan McGhee, Liam Fontaine, Lee Ashcroft, Christie Elliott, Jordan Marshall, Shaun Byrne, Paul McGowan (Declan McDaid 68), Charlie Adam, Adam Jakubiak (Max Anderson 72), Danny Mullen (Osman Sow 64).
SUBS NOT USED: Cameron Kerr, Jordan Foster, Finlay Robertson, Calum Ferie (GK)
Other Championship Fixtures
Alloa Athletic v Inverness Caley Thistle
Arbroath v Ayr United
Morton v Queen of the South
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