Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Queen of the South

Saturday, 31st Mar 2018

Ladbrokes Championship: (home) v Queen of the South, Saturday 31st March 2018 kick off 3.00pm at East End Park.

Both Dunfermline Athletic and Queen of the South are in search of the three points that would enhance their ambitions to finish in a play off position. The Pars sit in fifth place two points behind Dundee United and three behind Morton in third. Queen of the South are only one behind their opponents on 42 and both teams know that they just need to keep winning and hope that they can capitalise on the outcome of the six matches that the top four still have to play against each other.

Milestones Queen of the South (Home)
Last League Victory: 16/04/11: 6-1: First Division
Last League Defeat: 09/12/17: 2-5: Championship
Best League Victory:
30/12/72: 6-1: Div One (old)
16/04/11: 6-1 First Division
Worst League Defeat: 09/12/17: 2-5: Championship

Lee Ashcroft preview Queen of the South
Thu, 29th Mar 2018

Dunfermline have won four of the last twelve meetings, QOS have won four and four have been drawn.

Last Twelve League Matches v Queen of the South
Date: H/A F-A WDL League
24/02/18: (A) 0-0 D Championship
09/12/17: (H) 2-5 L Championship
14/10/17: (A) 0-0 D Championship
06/05/17: (A) 1-0 W Championship
07/03/17: (H) 1-1 D Championship
17/12/16 (A) 2-2 D Championship
27/08/16: (H) 0-1 L Championship
16/04/11: (H) 6-1 W First Division
26/02/11: (A) 3-1 W First Division
11/12/10: (H) 1-0 W First Division
02/10/10: (A) 0-2 L First Division
27/03/10: (A) 0-2 L First Divisionb

Last Meeting at East End Park
Saturday 9th December 2017, Ladbrokes Championship
Dunfermline 2 Queen of the South 5

Chris Kane scored twice in the first half to give Queens a half time lead. Nicky Clark got a goal back two minutes into the second half but when Stephen Dobbie hit a hat trick in the final 16 minutes of the match the Pars went down to their heaviest home defeat ever to the Dumfries club.

Declan McManus reduced the lead to two five minutes from time but Stephen Dobbie’s stoppage time goal sealed a miserable day for the Fifers. The visiting manager Gary Naysmith claimed that his side was different class.

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot (Fraser Aird 87): Michael Paton, Nat Wedderburn (Dean Shiels 35), Lewis Martin (Kallum Higginbotham 65), Joe Cardle: Nicky Clark, Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Callum Smith, Jean-Yves M`Voto, Cammy Gill (GK).

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Alan Martin: Jordan Marshall, Darren Brownlie, Jason Kerr, Scott Mercer: Andy Stirling (Shaun Rooney 84), John Rankin, Kyle Jacobs, Chris Kane, Steven Dobbie, Lyndon Dykes
SUBS NOT USED: James McFadden, Derek Lyle, Callum Tapping, Owen Bell, Connor Murray, Jack Leighfield (GK)

Form last six matches

Dundee United (A) D 1-2
Brechin City (A) W 3-0
Morton (H) D 0-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) W 1-0
St Mirren (A) L 0-2
Queen of the South (A) D 0-0

Livingston (H) D 3-3
Dundee United (A) W 3-2
St Mirren (H) L 1-3
Dundee United (H) L 1-3
Dumbarton (A) W 1-0
Dunfermline (H) D 0-0

Recent Form

League Position: 5th
League Points: 43
League Record: P30 W11 D10 L9 GF44 GA31
Goal Difference: +13
Last Six League Match Form: DLWDWD

League Position: 6th
League Points: 42
League Record: P30 W11 D9 L10 GF47 GA45
Goal Difference: +2
Last Six League Match Form: DWLLWD

Last Time Out

Lee Robinson: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Kallum Higginbotham, James Vincent, Tom Beadling, James Craigen (Nat Wedderburn 73): Declan McManus, Nicky Clark.
SUBS NOT USED: Fraser Aird, Dan Armstrong, Andy Ryan, Jean-Yves M`Voto, Jason Talbot, Cammy Gill (GK)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Jack Leighfield: Shaun Rooney, J Marshall, Callum Fordyce, Kyle Cameron, Dom Thomas (Nikolay Todorov 81), Joe Thomson, Kyle Jacobs, Josh Todd (Derek Lyle 73), Stephen Dobbie, Lyndon Dykes (Dan Carmichael 74).
SUBS NOT USED: Scott Mercer, John Rankin, Connor Murray, Curtis Lyle (GK).

Referee will be Willie Collum.

Other Ladbrokes Championship Fixtures
Dumbarton v Livingston
Falkirk v Brechin City
Inverness Caley Th v St Mirren
Morton v Dundee United

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