Preview PeterheadSaturday, 22nd Aug 2015
The Pars have played at the Balmoor Stadium three times and so far returned with a League Cup win and two league draws.
Peterhead are the next opponents for Dunfermline and after Tuesday night's Petrofac Training Cup 5-3 victory for the Blue Toon over the Bairns, Allan Johnston's team will be be very wary of their trip north on Saturday.
Record v Peterhead
|Current League Position|
|P2, W1, D1, L0||P2, W2, D0, L0|
Both sides have scored freely in their last two matches and whilst Faissal El Bakhtaoui has scored nine in five competitive matches, Peterhead's Rory McAllister has also scored in the last five.
|Recent Form this season - home / away|
|Falkirk (A)||W||5-3||Forfar Athletic (A)||W||3-0|
|Stranraer (A)||W||4-0||Cowdenbeath (H)||W||7-1|
|Rangers (A)||L||0-3||Brechin City (A)||W||6-1|
|Stenhousemuir (H)||D||2-2||Cowdenbeath (H)||W||5-1|
|Brechin City (A)||W||3-0||Arbroath (A)||W||4-1|
|Aberdeen (A)||W||4-0||Hibs (H)||L||1-2|
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Forfar Athletic): Sean Murdoch; Ryan Williamson, Callum Fordyce (c), Ben Richards-Everton, Lewis Martin; Michael Paton (Josh Falkingham 65), Shaun Byrne, Andy Geggan, Joe Cardle (David Hopkirk HT); Michael Moffat, Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Ryan Wallace 54).
SUBS NOT USED: Jason Talbot, Lewis Spence, John Potter, David Hutton (GK).
PETERHEAD (v Falkirk): Graeme Smith; Nathan Blockley (Andy Rodgers 70), Scott Ross, Ryan Strachan, Ally Gilchrist, Jamie Stevenson (Scott Adams 77), James Redman, Kevin Dzierzawski, Jordan Brown (Scott Ferries 64), Rory McAllister, Leighton McIntosh
SUBS NOT USED: Nicky Riley, Marc Lawrence, Shane Sutherland, Paul Jarvie (GK).
After fielding the same starting eleven for the first five games Allan Johnston is forced into changing a winning team due to Ryan Williamson breaking his leg in two places just three minutes from the end of Tuesday night's Petrofac Training Cup tie at Forfar.
Referee will be Craig Charleston.
Peterhead now have a Ticket Office and no cash turnstiles – it is important that tickets are purchased in plenty time before kick off. The Ticket Office is open from 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
Prices are as follows,
Stovies will be sold before the game in the Peterhead social club – these will be 50p a portion
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