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Preview Albion Rovers

Tuesday, 25th Jul 2023

Viaplay Cup Group F (away) v Albion Rovers, Tuesday 25th July 2023, kick off 7.45pm at the Reigart Stadium, Coatbridge

Dunfermline travel to Coatbridge on Tuesday night seeking three points to keep alive their hopes of qualification out of Viaplay Cup Group F. The Lowland League side have played both their ties so far away from home. Last Tuesday they held Raith at bay until 14 minutes from time and on Saturday they won at Galabank with two late goals to defeat Annan Athletic 2-1.

It will be Albion Rovers first home game since losing the League Two play-off final to Spartans.

Milestones v Albion Rovers (away)

Last Victory | 02/04/16 | 1-0 | League One
Last Defeat | 28/04/78 | 0-1 | Division Two
Best Victory | 27/09/72 | 5-1 | Division Two
Worst Defeat | 07/09/32 | 0-5 | Division Two

Last Time away to Albion Rovers
Albion Rovers 0 Dunfermline 1
League One, Saturday 2nd April 2016

Dunfermline travelled to Coatbridge accompanied by a large travelling support out to further celebrate winning the league title l

Rhys McCabe came in for the suspended Josh Falkingham and in goal David Hutton came in for the injured Sean Murdoch. The previous season`s League Two champions formed a guard of honour as the new League One champions entered the field.

In a frustrating game it took until three minutes from time for the Pars to score the only goal of the game. Faisal El BAKHTAOUI picked out Joe Cardle on the left and he carved out a chance chipping the ball across the face of goal for the French Moroccan to head the ball home. 0-1

ALBION ROVERS: Ross Stewart; Alan Reid, Michael Dunlop, Ross Dunlop, Kyle Turnbull; Gary Fisher, Ross Davidson, Ally Love, Scott McBride, Spas Georgiev, Paul Archibald (Paul Willis 72).
SUBS NOT USED: Mark Ferry, Darren Young, Yves-Marie Kerjean, Blair Lochhead (GK)
YELLOW CARD: Archibald (67), Love (79)

DUNFERMLINE: David Hutton; Craig Reid (Shaun Rooney 8), Brad McKay, Ben Richards-Everton, Jason Talbot; Michael Paton, Andy Geggan (c), Rhys McCabe, David Hopkirk (Michael Moffat 81); Ryan Wallace (Joe Cardle 74), Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
SUBS NOT USED: Shaun Byrne, Lewis Martin, Scott Robinson, Cammy Gill (GK).

Above: Current Albion Rovers manager Sandy Clark (above) was Assistant at Dunfermline the last time Dunfermline played in Coatbridge

Last twelve meetings

2019/20
League Cup | Dunfermline 6-0 Albion Rovers | 17/07/19
2015/16

League One | Albion Rovers 0-1 Dunfermline | 02/04/16

League One | Dunfermline 1-1 Albion Rovers | 08/03/16

League One | Albion Rovers 1-1 Dunfermline | 21/11/15

League One | Dunfermline 3-0 Albion Rovers | 03/10/15


1990/91

Skol Cup | Dunfermline 4-0 Albion Rovers | 21/08/90


1985/86

Division Two | Dunfermline 6-0 Albion Rovers | 26/10/85

Division Two | Albion Rovers 0-3 Dunfermline | 31/03/86

Division Two | Dunfermline 4-0 Albion Rovers | 12/04/86

1984/85

Division Two | Albion Rovers 1-1 Dunfermline | 16/04/85
Division Two | Dunfermline 1-1 Albion Rovers | 09/02/85
Division Two | Albion Rovers 0-2 Dunfermline | 20/10/84

League Record



DUNFERMLINE
League One Position: 1st

League Points: 81

Goal Difference: +42

League Record: P36 W23 D12 L1 GF63 GA21

Last Six Competitive Match Form: WDWWDL

ALBION ROVERS
League Two Position: 10th

League Points: 39

Goal Difference: -1

League Record: P36 W11 D6 L19 GF47 GA48

Last Six Competitive Match Form: LWLWWW

If league position went by goal difference, Albion Rovers would have finished 5th last season.

Last Six Results

DUNFERMLINE

Kilmarnock (H) L 0-2
Annan Athletic (H) W 4-0
Raith Rovers (A) D 1p-1
Alloa Athletic (A) W 1-0
Hearts (H) D 1-1
St Johnstone (H) D 1-1

ALBION ROVERS
Annan Athletic (A) W 2-1
Raith Rovers (A) L 0-2
Alloa Athletic (A) W 1-0
Cumbernauld Colts (A) W 2-1
Spartans (H) L 0-1
Spartans (A) D 1-1

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Kilmarnock):
Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c)(Rhys Breen 88), Ewan Otoo: Chris Hamilton (Paul Allan HT): Aaron Comrie, Andrew Tod (Taylor Sutherland 85) Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Craig Wighton, Lewis McCann.
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Liam Hoggan, Max Little (GK)

ALBION ROVERS (v Annan Athletic): Ross Connelly: Adam Fernie (Bright Prince HT), Sean Fagan, Conor Duffy, Devan McCall (Reece Patterson ): Dom McMahon, Barry Duncan, Callum Wilson: Alexander McCaw, Niyah Joseph (Josh Tran 89), Joe Bevan
SUNS NOT USED: Kai McMenemy, Fraser Walker, Cha Henderson

Other Group F Fixtures

Kilmarnock v Raith Rovers (Wednesday)
Albion Rovers v Kilmarnock (Saturday)
Annan Athletic v Raith Rovers (Saturday)



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