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Saturday, 14th Mar 2020

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 14th March 2020,

Dunfermline’s 1-0 Betfred Cup win at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park in July 2018 was their first win there since October 2004. On Saturday they go there seeking the three points that would take the Fifers back to one point behind the third placed Dark Blues.

Milestones Dundee (Away)

Last League Victory | 22/07/18 | 1-0 | Betfred Cup
Last League Defeat | 14/12/19 | 3-4 | Championship
Best League Victory | 01/04/72 | 5-1 | Div One*
Worst League Defeat | 22/03/47 | 0-10 | Div B*
*Pre league reconstruction

Last Meeting at Dens Park
Dundee 4 Dunfermline 3
Saturday 14th December 2019, Ladbrokes Championship

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 4-1 down the visitors fought back seeking just one goal for a draw and there was a thrilling end to the game with Dundee relieved to hear the final whistle.

After 15 minutes Declan McDaid broke at speed and when he reached the Pars box 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. 2-2

Turner sent a 31st minute free kick over the crossbar before McDaid stole the ball as it was being shielded out for a goal kick by Ashcroft. The ball was crossed through Danny Johnson for McGOWAN to net from the left of the goal. 3-1

In the second half Dundee scored a fourth goal within 27 seconds of the restart. The ball had gone directly to keeper Hamilton and his kick out allowed Hemmings to take advantage of an Ashcroft slip and when his shot from 15 yards out rebounded off Comrie, JOHNSON crashed the ball home. 4-1

Dunfermline were reduced to ten men in 62 minutes when Greg Kiltie was shown a second yellow card. On halfway he had evaded a Shaun Byrne challenge but then Kerr ran into Kiltie’s outstretched leg.

NISBET latched on to a Beadling clearance made ground and from just inside the box hit an angle 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 and his bouncing effort found the net at the far post, 4-3 with 18 minutes remaining. Alas the scoring was complete.

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 of the last twelve matches between the teams, Dunfermline have won five, Dundee have won two and five have been drawn.

Last Twelve Matches v Dundee

Date. | H/A | F-A | Scorers
24/01/20 | H | 2-0 | [1-0] Dow, [1-1] Nisbet
14/12/19 | A | 3-4 | [0-1] Devine, [1-1] Dow, [1-2] Hemmings, [1-3] McGowan, [1-4] Johnson, [2-4] Nisbet, [3-4] 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 lost just one of their last six matches and away from home this season have taken three points from Partick, Ayr United and Queen of the South.

Dundee are unbeaten in their last six matches and having scored four times when the teams last met at the Kilmac Stadium, Dundee have only scored eight goals in the eleven games since.

Partick Thistle (A) D 1-1
Queen of the South (H) D 1-1
Arbroath (A) D 0-0
Dundee United (H) W 2-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 1-2
Queen of the South (A) W 3-2

Ayr United (H) W 2-0
Ayr United (H) D 0-0
Alloa Athletic (H) D 0-0
Queen of the South (A) W 1-0
Partick Thistle (H) W 2-0
Morton (A) D 1-1

Current League Stats

League Position: 5th
League Points: 37
Goal Difference: +5
League Record: P28 W10 D7 L11 GF41 GA36
Away League Record: P13 W3 D4 L6 GF16 GA19
Last Six League Match Form: WLWDDD

League Position: 3rd
League Points: 41
Goal Difference: +1
League Record: P27 W11 D8 L8 GF32 GA31
Home League Record: P13 W7 D2 L4 GF17 GA14
Last Six League Match Form: DWWDDW

Last time out

Both sides played on Tuesday night.

DUNFERMLINE (v Partick Thistle):
Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Lewis Martin, Danny Devine, Euan Murray: Dom Thomas, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner (Joe Thomson 72), Ethan Ross (Josh Edwards HT): Gabby McGill (Tom Beadling HT), Jonathan Afolabi
SUBS NOT USED: Matthew Todd, Lewis McCann, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUNDEE (v Ayr United): Connor Hazard: Jordan Forster, Josh Meekings, Christophe Berra, Christie Elliott: Shaun Byrne, Paul McGowan (Finlay Robertson 78), Graham Dorrans, Declan McDaid: Andrew Nelson (Oliver Crankshaw 73), Kane Hemmings (Jamie Ness 89)
SUBS NOT USED: Cammy Kerr, Tom Field, Lyall Cameron, Harrison Sharp (GK)

Referee will be Euan Anderson, his fourth Dunfermline match of the season.

Other Championship Fixtures

Queen of the South v Ayr United (Friday)
Arbroath v Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Morton v Dundee United
Partick Thistle v Alloa Athletic

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