Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Stenhousemuir

Saturday, 19th Dec 2015

The first meeting between the teams this season produced a resounding 5-0 win for the Pars.

Having defeated Ayr United last Saturday to open up a three point gap at the top of League One, Allan Johnston's team is intent on keeping hold of top spot. The last home game of 2015 is against Stenhousemuir who sit sixth in the league. Brown Ferguson's team has had a stop start season winning three of their first six league games, then going five without a win followed by four undefeated before losing last weekend to Albion Rovers.

Milestones v Stenhousemuir (home)

Last Victory



League One

Last Defeat



Scottish Cup

Best Victory



Div Two

Worst Defeat



Scottish Cup

In head to heads, Dunfernmline have won 39 of the 75 league matches. The most recent match at East End was a 3-2 win for John Potter's team. Paul McMullan opened for the visitors and  Colin McMenamin made it 2-0 a minute before the interval. Andy Barrowman got one back in the second minute of added time and Kyle McAusland put the score level until a 94th minute winner came from Barra.

Last nine meetings
League One Stenhousemuir 0-5 Dunfermline 19/09/15
League One Stenhousemuir 0-1 Dunfermline 15/11/15
League One Dunfermline 3-2 Stenhousemuir 14/02/15
League One Stenhousemuir 1-0 Dunfermline 15/11/14
League One Dunfermline 2-0 Stenhousemuir 13/09/14
League One Dunfermline 0-0 Stenhousemuir 08/03/14
League One Stenhousemuir 1-2 Dunfermline 02/01/14
League One Dunfermline 3-2 Stenhousemuir 09/11/13
League One Stenhousemuir 4-5 Dunfermline 24/08/13

This season

The first meeting between the teams this season produced a resounding 5-0 win for the Pars. Joe Cardle's eleventh minute goal was followed by two more from Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Shaun Byrne before half time. El Bakhtaoui scored early in the second half and Mickeal Antoine-Curier rounded it off with an 85th minute goal.

Dunfermline  Stenhousemuir
Current League Position
1st 6th
 Form in last six league games
League Points
37 22
Goal Difference
+34 -8
Home / Away League Record
P8, W5, D2, L1 P7, W2, D2, L3

Stenhousemuir's 1-0 defeat at home to Albion Rovers last Saturday ended a four match run of league games without defeat and Dunfermline's win over Ayr United took their unbeaten league run to 11 games..

Form last six home / away
Dunfermline (home) Stenhousemuir  (away)
  Brechin City W 3-1 East Kiilbride D 1-1
  Peterhead D 0-0 Brechin City W 2-1
  Forfar Athletic W 4-0 Stranraer W 2-1
  Albion Rovers W 3-0 Cowdenbeath D 2-2
  Airdrieonians D 1-1 Peterhead L


  Ayr United L 0-2 Albion Rovers L


DUNFERMLINE (v Ayr United): Sean Murdoch; Lewis Martin, Marc McAusland, Ben Richards-Everton, Jason Talbot; Michael Paton, Shaun Byrne, Josh Falkingham (c), Joe Cardle, Michael Moffat (David Hopkirk 55), Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Spence, Shaun Rooney, Rhys McCabe, Ryan Wallace, Mickael Antoine-Curier, David Hutton (GK).

STENHOUSEMUIR (v Albion Rovers): Matthew Gould; Jamie McCormack, Stuart Malcolm, Ross Meechan, Jim Paterson (Alan Cook 59); Mark Gilhaney (Carlos Mazan-Martinez 77), Kieran Millar, Jon Robertson; Marenghi (Lewis Small 86), Colin McMenamin, Jason Scotland
SUBS NOT USED: Euan Murray, Harry Monaghan, Stephen Stirling, Jamie Barclay (GK).

Referee will be George Salmond.

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