Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Queen of the South

Saturday, 27th Feb 2021

Scottish Championship: (away) Saturday 27th February 2021 at Palmerston Park, kick off 3.00pm behind closed doors

This Saturday Dunfermline travel to Dumfries to take on a Queen of the South side that now sit fourth in the Championship. With six wins and two draws in their last nine games have found some good form since their home defeat to Dundee on Boxing Day.

Milestones away to Queen of the South
Last League win | 01/02/20 | 3-2 | 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 Park
Queen of the South 2 Dunfermline 3
Ladbrokes Championship, Saturday 1st February 2020

Queen of the South 2-3 Dunfermline
Sat, 1st Feb 2020

The opening goal came in just the tenth minute. Dunfermline lost possession in the Queens half, Daniel Pybus hoofed the ball up the right wing where Dobbie latched on to it, wrong footed Lee Ashcroft and then allowed Gary OLIVER to pounce on the chance on edge of the box. Taking the ball right his low angled shot found the net just inside the left upright. 1-0

The travelling support only had to wait four minutes for an equaliser. Thomas took a corner on the right short to Ryan Dow. Afolabi met the cross heading the ball on to the crossbar and Gabby McGILL followed up to head the ball over the line. The first senior goal for the nineteen year old made it 1-1.

On the stroke of half time Lyon headed the ball behind for a Dunfermline corner on the left. Thomas quickly lined up his delivery as the centre backs and Euan Murray went up. When the ball was whipped over Danny DEVINE met the cross and glanced his header in at the near post. Super finish 1-2.

On the hour Dobbie went over Ashcroft as he tried to defend the ball on the right side of the Pars box. Referee Craig Napier pointed to the spot and DOBBIE tucked the penalty. 2-2.

Thomas had an effort from the left corner of the Queens box deflected behind for an 82nd minute corner on the right. This time when Thomas delivered ASHCROFT fought off Holt to meet the ball with a forceful header that bulged the net. 2-3

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Ross Stewart: Darren Lyon, Iain Wilson, David Devine, Kevin Holt: Daniel Pybus, Michael Paton, Lewis Kidd, Gary Oliver, Jack Hamilton, Stephen Dobbie (c)
SUBS NOT USED: Callum Semple, Ewan Gourlay, Benjamin Luissant, Ross Irving, Jack Leighfield (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Danny Devine, Euan Murray: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner, Dom Thomas: Jonathan Afolabi (Tom Beadling 87): Gabby McGill (Kevin Nisbet 58).
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Ethan Ross, Lewis McCann, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)

Last Twelve League Matches v Queen of the South

Date: H/A F-A WDL League
31/10/20: (H) W 3-2 Championship
07/03/20: (H) D 1-1 Championship
01/02/20: (A) W 3-2 Championship
02/11/19: (H) W 2-0 Championship
10/08/19: (A) D 1-1 Championship
20/04/19: (A) L 1-2 Championship
02/03/19: (H) W 1-0 Championship
15/12/18: (A) L 0-0 Championship
20/10/18: (H) L 0-1 Championship
31/03/18: (H) W 3-1 Championship
24/02/18: (A) D 0-0 Championship
09/12/17: (H) L 2-5 Championship

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

Recent Form

Dunfermline have won two and drawn two of their last six but have lost just two of their last ten matches. Away from home they have managed just one victory and that is something that Stevie Crawford wants to improve on.

Queen of the South have had a season of two halves. Prior to Christmas they had played twelve games and won only twice, against Queens Park in the Betfred Cup and at home to Alloa. Since Christmas their form is in complete contrast with six wins and two draws from ten games.

Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-1
Arbroath (A) L 0-2
Raith Rovers (H) W 4-1
Hearts (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (H) D 0-0
Morton (A) D 0-0

Dundee (A) W 3-2
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) W 1-0
Hearts (H) D 1-1
Alloa Athletic (A) L 1-2
Morton (H) W 2-1
Arbroath (H) D 2-2

Current League Stats

League Position: 2nd
League Points: 27
Goal Difference: +8
League Record: P16 W7 D6 L3 GF26 GA18
Last Six Match Form: DDLWLW

League Position: 4th
League Points: 21
Goal Difference: -10
League Record: P17 W6 D3 L8 GF25 GA35
Last Six Match Form: DWLDWW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Alloa Athletic): Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie (Kyle Macdonald 24), Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Scott Banks (Steven Whittaker 66), Lewis Mayo, Iain Wilson, Fraser Murray: Craig Wighton, Declan McManus (Kevin O’Hara 82).
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis McCann, Dom Thomas, Kerr McInroy, Cammy Gill (GK)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Dundee): Rohan Ferguson: Willie Gibson, Gregor Buchanan, Rhys Breen, James Maxwell, Nortei Nortey, Ayo Obileye, Isaiah Jones, Calvin McGrory (Rhys McCabe 68), Niyah Joseph, Stephen Dobbie 76), Euan East.
SUBS NOT USED: Kieran McKechnie, Dom McMahon, Josh Rae (GK).

The referee will be Mike Roncone.

Other Championship Fixtures
Inverness Caley Thistle v Hearts (Friday)
Ayr United v Arbroath
Morton v Dundee
Raith Rovers v Alloa Athletic

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