Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Queen of the South

Saturday, 10th Aug 2019

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 10th August 2019, kick off 3.00pm at Palmerston Park

The second fixture of the Championship campaign sends Dunfermline to Dumfries where they meet the side now under the leadership of former Pars manager Allan Johnston and his assistant Sandy Clark. Further recognisable opponents will be former Pars players Scott Mercer and Michael Paton.

The Pars were undefeated in their last five matches between the sides at Palmerston Park up until Queen of the South’s 2-1 win on Easter Saturday, the Doonhamers first home success over Dunfermline since October 2010.

Milestones away to Queen of the South
Last League win | 06/05/17 | 1-0 | Championship
Last League defeat | 20/04/19 | 1-2 | Championship
Best League win | 02/05/09 & 14/04/82 | 3-0 | Division One
Worst League defeat | 13/12/75 | 2-5 | Division One
Last Goalless Draw | 15/12/18 | 0-0 | Championship
First Fixture | 24/04/26 | 1-2 | Division Two (old)
Highest Aggregate | 13/12/75 | 2-5 | Division One

Last time at Palmerston
Ladbrokes Championship, 20th April 2019
Queen of the South 2 Dunfermline 1

Queen of the South recorded their fifth home win of this Championship season with a 2-1 win over Dunfermline on Easter Saturday.

The first goal took until 44th minute corner. Connor Murray’s delivery in from the right was never fully cleared, he got a second bite at it and then Andy Stirling. WILSON latched on to the chance and drove in the opener beating Scully down to his right. 1-0

Queens early second half possession paid off when in 52 minutes, Josh TODD broke into the left side of the Pars box to drive a low shot in at the far post. 2-0

The Pars were to get a consolation goal in the fifth minute of added time when J LONGRIDGE headed in from a Ryan Blair corner from the right. Hippolyte flicked the ball to the back post where the full back was on hand to head home. 2-1

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Deniz Dogan Mehmet: Scott Mercer (Darren Brownlie 49), Michael Doyle, Barry Maguire (Callum Fordyce 81), Jordan Marshall: Andy Stirling, Kyle Jacobs (c), Iain Wilson, Josh Todd: Connor Murray (Nicky Low 83), Lyndon Dykes.
SUBS NOT USED: Ian McGrath, Ross Irving, Jack Leighfield (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Ryan Williamson, Mark Durnan, Lee Ashcroft (c), Jackson Longridge: Matthew Todd (Kallum Higginbotham 62), Louis Longridge (Lewis McCann 77) James Craigen, Ryan Blair: Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Myles Hippolyte 54), Bruce Anderson.
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Allan, Aidan Connolly, Stuart Morrison, Cammy Gill (GK)

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

Last Twelve League Matches v Queen of the South
Date | H/A | F-A | WDL | League
20/04/19 | (A) | 1-2 | L | Championship
02/03/19 | (H) | 1-0 | W | Championship
15/12/18 | (A) | 0-0 | D | Championship
20/10/18 | (H) | 0-1 | L | Championship
31/03/18 | (H) | 3-1 | W | Championship
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

Form Last Five Matches
Both Dunfermline and Queen of the South drew their opening night league matches.

Dundee (H) D 2-2
East Kilbride (H) W 4-0
Edinburgh City (A) L 0-1
Albion Rovers (H) W 6-0
St Mirren (A) W 3-2

Arbroath (A) L 0-1
Morton (A) D 3-3
Dumbarton (A) W 4-1
Annan Athletic (H) D 3-3
Motherwell (H) L 0-3

Last Season League Record

Dunfermline are seeking their first league win since their away win over Alloa Athletic on 9th March. Queen of the South have only won two league matches since 12th January.

League Position: 7th
League Points: 41
Goal Difference: -7
Away League Record: P18 W6 D5 L7 GF20 GA22
Last Six League Match Form: DLLLLL

League Position: 9th
League Points: 38
Goal Difference: -7
Home League Record: P18 W5 D7 L6 GF26 GA22
Last Six League Match Form: DLLWLL

Last time out

Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Euan Murray, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Paul Paton (c), Ryan Dow, Tom Beadling, Josh Coley (Matthew Todd 60): Kevin Nisbet, Lewis McCann (Josh Edwards 69).
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Ryan, Tom Lang, Stuart Morrison, Paul Allan, Cammy Gill (GK)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Arbroath): Robby McCrorie: Scott Mercer, Callum Semple, Darren Brownlie, Kevin Holt: Daniel Pybus, Lewis Kidd (Andrew McCarthy 78), Michael Paton, Gary Oliver, Connor Murray, Jack Hamilton
SUBS NOT USED: Lee Kilday, Daniel Irving, Ewan Gourlay, Callum Williams, Michael Williamson
Craig Burns (GK).

Other Championship Fixtures

Partick Thistle v Dundee United (Friday)
Dundee v Ayr United
Inverness Caley Thistle v Arbroath
Morton v Alloa Athletic

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