Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Dundee United

Saturday, 10th Sep 2016

Please purchase your ticket early as possible on Saturday and arrive in plenty of time for kick-off.

United sit fourth in the Championship after four matches but with five points they are only two better off than the Pars Dundee United are the visitors to East End Park this Saturday and it will be the first time these clubs have met in the league outside the top flight since the famous 1995-96 season. Back in `96 Dunfermline pipped the Tannadice club to the First Division title finishing with 71 points to United`s 67.
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Dundee United won the last SPL match in which they met Dunfermline at East End on 29th October 2011.  .Prior to that however it was back in January 1997 when United last triumphed at East End Park. Kjell Olofsson (2) and Jim McInally scored for the visitors, with Harry Curran scoring for the Athletic.

Milestones Dundee United (Home)

Last League Victory

21/04/07

1 - 0

SPL

Last League Defeat

29/10/11

1 - 4

SPL

Best League Victory

11/08/45

7 - 0

Div B*

Worst League Defeat

29/10/11

1 - 4

SPL

*Pre league reconstruction

The last dozen league games between the two sides have seen . DA win six and United win three, with three games ending all square.

Last Twelve League Matches v Dundee United

Date

H/A

F-A

Scorers

31/03/12 A 0-3 [0-1] Daly, [0-2] Robertson, [0-3] Daly
29/10/11 H 1-4 [0-1] Dixon, [0-2] Dalla Vale, [1-2] Kirk. [1-3] Russell, [1-4] Mackay-Stevens
20/08/11 A 1-0 [1-0] Burns
21/04/07 H 1-0 [1-0] .McManus
27/01/07 A 0-0
18/11/06 H 2-1 [0-1] Robson, [1-1] Shields, [2-1] Mason
19/08/06 A 0-0
02/05/06 A 1-0 [1-0] Daquin
25/02/06 H 1-1 [0-1] Kenneth, [1-1] Burchill
20/12/05 A 1-2 [0-1] Samuel, [1-1] Wilson, [1-2] Robson
24/09/05 H 2-1 [0-1] McCracken, [1-1] Tod, [2-1] Ross
15/05/05 A 1-0 [1-0] Mason

Last League Match v Dundee United at East End Park

Tenth placed United disposed of their eleven placed rivals when the teams met on 29th October 2011. Paul Dixon drove the visitors into a 13th minute lead. Finnish striker Lauri Dalla Valle made it 2-0 five minutes later and then a 26th minute red card for Gary Mason made it even harder. for the Pars. Andy Kirk got a goal back ten minutes into the second half but goals from Johnny Russell and Gary Mackay-Steven polished off the Pars.

DUNFERMLINE: Paul Gallacher, John Potter, Alex Keddie, Austin McCann (c). Jason Thomson, Paul Burns, Craig Easton (Ryan Thomson 58), Gary Mason, Paddy Boyle (Steven McDougall 68), David Graham. Andy Kirk (Pat Clarke 78).
SUBS NOT USED: Chris Smith (GK), Kerr Young, Paul Willis, Andy Dowie.
RED CARD: Mason (26)
SCORER: Kirk (55)

DUNDEE UNITED: Dusan Pernis. Gavin Gunning, Jon Daly, Keith Watson, Paul Dixon. Willo Flood, Scott Robertson (Stuart Armstrong 79), John Rankin, Ryan Dow (Scott Allan 70). Johnny Russell, Lauri Dalla Valle (Gary Mackay-Steven 53).
SUBS NOT USED: Barry Douglas, Dale Hilson, Patrick Barrett, Steve Banks.
SCORERS: Dixon (13), Dalla Valle (18), Russell (75), Mackay-Steven (82)

Current League Position
Dunfermline Dundee United
7 4
League Points
3 5
Goal Difference
-3 +2
Last 6 Match Form
LWLLLW DWLWDD
League Record
P4, W1, D0, L3 P4, W1, D2, L1

United sit fourth in the Championship after four matches but with five points they are only two better off than the Pars whose points came in the opening league match of the campaign at home to Dumbarton.

 . . . <.strong>.Form last six matches<./strong>.
 . . Dunfermline  .  . Dundee United .
 . Brechin City (A) W

5-1

 . Peterhead (H) D 2-2
 . Queen of South (H)  .L

 .0-1

 . Raith Rovers (H) D 2-2
 . Raith Rovers (A) L 0-2  . Ayr United (H) W

3-0

 . Hibernian (A) L 1-2  . .Dumbarton (A) L

0-1

 . Dumbarton (H) W 4-3  . Partick Thistle (H) W 3-1
 . Dundee United (A) L  .0-2  . Queen of the South (H) D 1-1

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE: (v Brechin City):
 David Hutton, Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft, Callum Fordyce, Lewis Martin, Michael Paton (Joe Cardle 68), Andy Geggan, Rhys McCabe (John Herron 76), Paul McMullan, Gavin Reilly, Nicky Clark (Kallum Higginbotham 82)
SUBS NOT USED: Ben Richards-Everton, Lewis Spence, Michael Moffat, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUNDEE UNITED: (v Peterhead): Luis Zwick: Frank van der Struik (Sean Dillon 63), William Edjenquele (Coll Donaldson 112), Paul Dixon: Lewis Toshney, Willo Flood, Blair Spittal, Charlie Telfer, Nick van der Velden, Scott Fraser (Simon Murray 62), Anthony Andreu
SUBS NOT USED: Jamie Robson, Bradley Smith, Graham Taylor, Josh Donaldson (GK).

Referee will be John Beaton.

C`mon Ye Pars!



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