Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Queen of the South

Sunday, 16th Dec 2007

Last Saturday's win at Stirling put QOS two points ahead of the Pars but a home win would take Dunfermline off ninth place and out of a play off position.

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It is over seventeen years since Queen of the South last visited East End Park. Then on 28th August 1990 the Dumfries side knocked the Pars out of the Scottish League Cup by two goals to one.  The Pars goal that night scored by current Gretna Manager Davie Irons.

There have been 61 meetings between the clubs with the Fifers having won 29, QOS 21 and 11 have been drawn. In the league Queens have only won three times and two of these were over 75 years ago in the old Division Two.  The last league defeat at the hands of the Dumfries team was in season 1955-56.  Since then Dunfermline have won eight and drawn five.

Milestones v Queen of the South (home)

Last League Victory

10/09/88

4-2

Div One

Last League Defeat

24/09/55

0-1

Div One (old)

Best League Victory

30/12/72

6-1

Div One (old)

Worst League Defeat

08/03/30

0-2

Div Two (old)

The Pars have won five of the last six league meetings..

Last Ten League Matches v Queen of the South

Date

H/A

F-A

W D L

League
02/10/07 H 1-0 W Scottish Division One
21/03/89 A 2-0 W Scottish Division One
12/11/88 A 0-0 D Scottish Division One
10/09/88 H 4-2 W Scottish Division One
25/04/87 H 1-0 W Scottish Division One
24/0187 A 2-1 W Scottish Division One
15/11/86 H 2-2 D Scottish Division One
20/09/86 A 1-1 D Scottish Division One
05/04/86 A 1-3 L Scottish Division Two
09/11/85 H 2-1 W

Scottish Division Two

Last Saturday's win at Stirling put QOS two points ahead of the Pars but a home win would take Dunfermline off ninth place and out of a play off position.  Now that would make Christmas feel a bit better for everyone! There is renewed optimism around East End Park but home league wins number only two this league season; a 2-1 win over Stirling and a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle.

Dunfermline Queen of the South
Current League Position
9 8
 League form: Last Six Games
LLDLDD DWLDLW
League Points
15 17
Goal Difference
-13 -5
Home/Away Record
P8, W2, D2, L4 P8, W2, D2, L4

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Current Form

A draw in the last home match against Clyde was a welcome break after three successive defeats.  The southern opponents are undefeated in their last three away games and so will not be lacking in confidence.

Recent Form

Dunfermline
Home

D
Clyde
1-1

L
Dundee
0-1

L
Livingston
0-4

L
Hamilton
0-5

W
Ayr United
1-0

Queen of the South
Away
W
Stirling A
3-1
D
Clyde
0-0
D
Livingston
2-2
L
St Johnstone
0-2
L
Partick Th
0-2

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Partick Thistle): Paul Gallacher; Kevin Harper, Scott Wilson (c) (Scott Morrison 82), Scott Thomson, Danny Murphy; Michael McGlinchey, Stephen Simmons, Stephen Glass, Stevie Crawford (Tam McManus HT); Mark Burchill (Iain Williamson 72), Jim Hamilton.
SUBS NOT USED: Sean Murdoch (GK), Nick Phinn.

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Stirling Albion): Jamie MacDonald; Eric Paton, Robert Harris, Neil Scally, Andy Aitken, Jim Thomson, Brian Gilmour, Steven Tosh, Shaun O'Connor, Stephen Dobbie (David Bingham 88), Paul Burns (Jon O'Neill 80).
SUBS NOT USED: Steve Grindlay, Jamie McQuilken, Scott Robertson

David Bingham is currently on loan to QOS from Gretna.  He is now 37 years of age and his former clubs are St Johnstone, Forfar Athletic, Dunfermline Athletic, Livingston and Inverness Caley Thistle.  Twelve years ago the Pars paid Forfar £100,000 for his services. He played 64 matches as a Par and scored 13 goals.

Referee will be Craig Mackay, his first Pars match of the season. Last season he officiated two Dunfermline victories (v St Mirren and v Hibs).

C'mon Ye Pars!



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