Dunfermline Athletic

Preview St Mirren

Saturday, 10th Mar 2018

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 10th March 2018, 3.00pm kick off at the Paisley 2021 Stadium

After no matches for two weeks both teams will be hoping that they can get back into action this Saturday. While league leaders St Mirren are comfortably eight points clear of second place Livingston, Dunfermline on 35 points need to take something from this game if they want to maintain their hopes of a play off place finish. Because of the weather`s intervention this will be the Pars fourth successive away match.

In league matches between the clubs, the Pars hold the advantage overall with 39 wins to Saints 31.

League Record v St Mirren
Pld 91 W39 D25 L31

Record win away to Saints is 5-0 when Bert Paton (2), Hugh Robertson, Hugh Maxwell and Jim Fleming did the damage in season 66/67. The Buddies have won by four goals a few times, 6-2 being the biggest result in February 1959 when they even scored one of the Pars two.

Milestones St Mirren (Away)

Last League Victory 19/11/16 1-0 Championship
Last League Defeat 16/12/17 1-2 Championship
Best League Victory * 15/10/66 5-0 Div One*
Worst League Defeat* 18/02/59 2-6 Div One*
Last Goalless Match 25/07/11 0-0 Premier League
* Pre Reconstruction

Last Twelve Matches v St Mirren

26-01-2018 | Dunfermline 1-2 St Mirren | Championship
16-12-2017 | St Mirren 1-0 Dunfermline | Championship
16-09-2017 | Dunfermline 3-0 St Mirren | Championship
11-03-2017 | St Mirren 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic | Championship
14-01-2017 | Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 St Mirren | Championship
19-11-2016 | St Mirren 0-1 Dunfermline Athletic | Championship
24-09-2016 | Dunfermline Athletic 4-3 St Mirren | Championship
10-10-2015 | St Mirren 4-0 Dunfermline Athletic | Petrofac Cup
26-08-2014 | St Mirren 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic | League Cup
21-04-2012 | St Mirren 4-4 Dunfermline Athletic | SPL
24-03-2012 | Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 St Mirren | SPL
19-11-2011 | St Mirren 2-1 Dunfermline Athletic | SPL

Last Meeting in Paisley
Saturday 16th December 2017
St Mirren 1 Dunfermline 0

The only goal of the game came in 38th minute. Kyle Magennis` pass put Ian McShane in on the right side of the box and he then sent the ball across the six yard box. Gavin Reilly could not get a connection but Cammy SMITH arrived to stick the ball in the Fifers net. 1-0

Despite a determined effort from the Pars for almost every minute of the second half and the four added they were to leave Paisley pointless.

ST MIRREN: Craig Samson: Liam Smith, Jack Baird, Harry Davis, Adam Eckersley, Ian McShane, Stephen McGinn (c), Kyle Magennis, Cammy Smith (Cameron MacPherson 86), Lewis Morgan, Gavin Reilly (Danny Mullen 75)
SUBS NOT USED: Gregor Buchanan, Jordan Kirkpatrick, John Sutton, Gary McKenzie, Ross Stewart

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham (Michael Paton 82), Nat Wedderburn, Dean Shiels, Joe Cardle (Fraser Aird 82): Nicky Clark, Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Andy Ryan, Callum Smith, Jean-Yves M`Voto, Cammy Gill (GK)

League Stats

League Position: 5th
League Points: 35
League Record: P25 W9 D8 L8 GF39 GA28
Goal Difference: +11
Last Six League Match Form: WDLLDD

League Position: 1st
League Points: 57
League Record: P26 W18 D3 L5 GF47 GA28
Goal Difference: +19
Last Six League Match Form: WWWWLW

Form last six matches

St Mirren`s only defeat in the league in 2018 was at Livingston on 17 February. They have lost only once at home in this Championship season (against Dumbarton on 2 December).

Dunfermline are without a win in their last six matches and their only away wins in the league have been at Brechin and twice at Dumbarton.

Queen of the South (A) D 0-0
Livingston (A) D 0-0
Morton (A) L 1-2
St Mirren (H) L 1-2
Morton (H) L 1-2
Dundee United (H) D 0-0

Brechin City (H) L 1-0
Livingston (A) L 1-4
Queen of the South (H) W 2-0
Dunfermline (A) W 2-1
Aberdeen (A) L 1-4
Dumbarton (A) W 2-0

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Queen of the South):
Lee Robinson: Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft, Jean Yves M`Voto, Jason Talbot: James Vincent, Tom Beadling, James Craigen (Joe Cardle 86): Nicky Clark (c): Andy Ryan (Kallum Higginbotham 67), Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Daniel Armstrong, Callum Morris, Nat Wedderburn, Lewis Martin, Cammy Gill (GK)

ST MIRREN ((v Brechin City):Craig Samson: Gary MacKenzie, Harry Davis, Liam Smith, Adam Eckersley: Stephen McGinn, Kyle Magennis, Lewis Morgan, Ian McShane (R Flynn 60), C Smith (J Baird 78), Gavin Reilly (Myles Hippolyte 68).
SUBS NOT USED: Stelios Demetriou, Mark Hill, Danny Mullen, Ross Stewart (GK)

Referee will be Nick Walsh.

Other Ladbrokes Championship Fixtures
Brechin City v Dundee United
Dumbarton v Queen of the South
Falkirk v Morton
Livingston v Inverness Caley Thistle

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