Dunfermline Athletic

Preview St Mirren

Tuesday, 13th Jul 2021

Premier Sports Cup: Tuesday 13th July 2021 at the SMiSA Stadium, kick off 7.45pm

Dunfermline’s second match in the Premier Sports Cup is away to St Mirren on Tuesday night. While Peter Grant’s men were defeating Partick Thistle 4-2 on Saturday, St Mirren were sitting it out after Dumbarton could not fulfil the fixture due to cases of covid.

This is the seventh time that the Pars have travelled to play St Mirren in the League Cup and they have only won twice, but that includes the last time in July 2019. Overall Dunfermline have won 8 of the previous 14 League Cup matches.

In total the clubs have met on 119 occasions, Dunfermline have won 50 times and lost 42. In away meetings Dunfermline have won 19 of the 59 meetings, St Mirren 29.

St Mirren reached the semi final of both the League and Scottish Cup competitions last season so this will be a tough fixture for Dunfermline.

Milestones St Mirren (Away)

Last Victory 19/11/16 1-0 Championship
Last Defeat 10/03/18 0-2 Championship
Best Victory 15/10/66 5-0 Div One*
Worst Defeat 18/02/59 2-6 Div One*
Last Goalless Match 11/03/11 0-0 Premier League
* Pre Reconstruction

Last Twelve Matches v St Mirren

14-07-2019 | St Mirren 2 Dunfermline 3 | Betfred Cup
10-03-2018 | St Mirren 2 Dunfermline 0 | Championship
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 | Championship
14-01-2017 | Dunfermline 1-1 St Mirren | Championship
19-11-2016 | St Mirren 0-1 Dunfermline | Championship
24-09-2016 | Dunfermline 4-3 St Mirren | Championship
10-10-2015 | St Mirren 4-0 Dunfermline | Petrofac Cup
26-08-2014 | St Mirren 2-1 Dunfermline | League Cup
21-04-2012 | St Mirren 4-4 Dunfermline | SPL

Last time at St Mirren Park
St Mirren 2 Dunfermline 3
14th July 2019, Betfred Cup

Dunfermline got off to a flyer in the first match of the 2019-2020 season going in after the first 45 minutes with a three goal lead.Ryan Dow (19) 0-1: Andy Ryan (24) 0-2: Tom Beadling (40) 0-3: Cody Cooke (63) 1-3: Danny Mullen (65) 2-3:

The Fifers went ahead in 19th minute. Having won possession in the St Mirren half, Josh Coley was able to thread a pass right for DOW to run into the box and find the bottom left with a fine shot from an acute angle. 0-1

Five minutes later Kevin Nisbet put through RYAN and again from the right side of the St Mirren box, the ball was dispatched low into the bottom left. 0-2

Pars went three up in 40th minute. Tom BEADLING picked out Ryan whose shot looked in but hit the right upright only for the former Sunderland player to follow up and crash home. 0-3

The hosts got two goals back midway through the second half. Cody COOKE curled in a St Mirren goal in 63 minutes and a second Saints goal arrived within two minutes. This time a cross from the left was not cleared and Danny MULLEN was able to stab the ball home. The Championship side hung on and saw their 3-2 win out.

ST MIRREN: Vaclav Hladky: Paul McGinn, Gary McKenzie, Jack Baird, Ethan Erhahon: Stephen McGinn (Oan Djorkaeff 79), Ryan Flynn, Tony Andreu, Kyle Magennis: Cody Cooke, Danny Mullen.
SUBS NOT USED: Cammy McPherson, Jamie Walker, Cameron Breadner, Jim Kellermann, Scott Glover, Dean Lyness (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Stuart Morrison, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Paul Paton(c): Ryan Dow (Lewis McCann 90), Tom Beadling, Josh Coley: Kevin Nisbet (Gabby McGill 62), Andy Ryan (Kyle Turner 68).
SUBS NOT USED: Matty Todd, Tom Lang, Matthew Bowman, Cammy Gill (GK).

Last Six Matches

St Mirren defeated Northern Irish champions Linfield 3-0 in a friendly in Belfast before following that up with a 3-1 win over Ayr United at the SMiSA Stadium on Tuesday of last week. St Mirren Youth Academy graduate Jay Henderson was among the scorers as well as strikers getting goals with Eamonn Brophy, Lee Erwin and Kristian Dennis all scoring across the two matches.

Dunfermline’s two wins in April that secured their play off place came after a run of seven matches without a win. The new manager Peter Grant wants to see his team get off to a good start and they can build on what was a good away win at Firhill on Saturday.

Partick Thistle (A) W 4-2
Raith Rovers (A) L 0-2
Raith Rovers (H) D 0-0
Alloa Athletic (A) L 0-1
Arbroath (H) W 4-3
Queen of the South (H) W 3-1

Dundee United (H) D 0-0
Kilmarnock (A) D 3-3
St Johnstone (H) L 1-2
Hamilton (H) L 1-2
Kilmarnock (A) D 3-3
Ross County (A) W 3-1

Last Season

Scottish Championship
League Position: 4th
League Points: 39
Goal Difference: +4
Away League Record: P13 W1 D6 L6 GF14 GA21

Last Six Match Form: WWLDLW

League Position: 7th
League Points: 45
Goal Difference: -8
Home League Record: P19 W7 D4 L8 GF22 GA22

Last Six Match Form: WDLLDD

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Partick Thistle):
Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Paul Watson (Vytas Gašpuitis 85), Ross Graham: Kyle Macdonald, Paul Allan, Dom Thomas (c), Josh Edwards: Kevin O’Hara, Craig Wighton (Matty Todd 89), Nikolay Todorov (Dan Pybus 71).
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Owain Fôn Williams (GK)

ST MIRREN (v Dundee United): Jak Alnwick: Richard Tait, Conor McCarthy, Marcus Fraser, Ryan Flynn (Cameron Macpherson 45), Jamie McGrath, Dylan Connolly (Kyle McAllister 62), Ethan Erhahon, Jay Henderson, Lee Erwin (Jonathan Obika 56), Eamon Brophy (Kristian Dennis 56).
SUBS NOT USED: Daniel Finlayson, Dylan Reid, Collin Quaner, Dean Lyness (GK).

The Buddies first team squad has been strengthened with the signings of Charles Dunne, Curtis Main, Greg Kiltie, Scott Tanser and Alan Power. They currently have 25 first-team players and feel they are in a good place heading into the new season.

Referee will be Greg Aitken who was in charge of Raith v Dunfermline play off in May.

Other Group H match
Dumbarton v Stenhousemuir

2019: St Mirren 2 Dunfermline 3

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