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Saturday, 6th May 2023

cinch League One (away) v Alloa Athletic, Saturday 6th May 2023, kick off 3.00pm at the Indodrill Stadium.

The champions final League One match is away to Alloa Athletic. The Wasps have already qualified to play in the Championship play-offs but if they can better Airdrieonians result at FC Edinburgh they could finish third. Regardless, both clubs will be aware how well Queens Park, last season’s fourth placed team in League One did in the play-offs.

Dunfermline have promised not to let their season fizzle out and would like to set another record by avoiding defeat at the Indodrill Stadium.

Milestones v Alloa Athletic (away)


Last Victory | 08/10/22 | 3-0 | League One

Last Defeat | 30/04/21 | 1-2 | Championship

Best Victory | 11/02/48 | 6-0 | Division B (two)

Worst Defeat | 26/04/52 | 4-5 | Division B (two)

First League meeting | 18/02/22 | 0-2 | Division Two



This is the 72nd league match between the clubs and Dunfermline marginally hold the advantage with 26 to Alloa’s 25. 20 have been drawn. At home Alloa are ahead 15 to 11 with 10 drawn.



Last Time at Indrodrill Stadium


Alloa Athletic 0-3 Dunfermline
Sat, 8th Oct 2022

The opening goal that Dunfermline had threatened duly arrived on the half hour. Chalmers was the provider, receiving the ball from Edwards to deliver an inviting ball from deep down the left. Todorov rose for it but it cleared him only for Aaron COMRIE behind him at the back post to smash the ball home. 0-1

It has been a very good first half for the Pars with the greater possession and many more shots than their opponents. In the second minute of time added on it got even better. A Rhys Breen lob cleared Graham and TODD, who had been hugely impressive all game latched on to the ball and lobbed the advancing Hogarth from 20 yards out. 0-2

In 79 minutes Craig Wighton replaced Nikolay Todorov and within a minute WIGHTON was on the scoresheet. Breen challenged for a typical Edwards long throw in and the break fell to the substitute to net the Fifers’ third just 30 seconds after coming on. 0-3

ALLOA ATHLETIC: Jay Hogarth: George Stanger, Andy Graham (Kevin Cawley HT), David Devine: Scott Taggart, Jon Robertson, Stefan Scougall, Cameron O’Donnell: Ross McIver (Kieran Offord 63): Bradley Rodden (Murray Miller 63), Conor Sammon (Luke Donnelly HT)
SUBS NOT USED: Adam King, Daniel Church, Craig Howie, Steven Buchanan, Willie Muir (HK)

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen: Aaron Comrie, Chris Hamilton, Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Chris Mochrie, Matthew Todd: Nikolay Todorov (Craig Wighton 79)
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK)

Last 12 meetings against Alloa Athletic



Four Alloa wins, six Dunfermline wins with two drawn in the last twelve meetings.



04/03/23 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 0 | League One

08/10/22 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 3 | League One

30/07/22 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | League One

23/07/22 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 1 | Premier Sports Cup

30/04/21 | Alloa Athletic 1 Dunfermline 0 | Championship

20/02/21 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 1 | Championship

24/10/20 | Alloa Athletic 1 Dunfermline 4 | Championship

28/12/19 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 3 | Championship

09/11/19 | Alloa Athletic 2 Dunfermline 1 | Championship

28/09/19 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 1 | Championship

07/09/19 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 2 | Tunnock’s CW Cup

09/03/19 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 1 | Championship



Recent Form

Alloa have won six of their last ten matches but strangely they have lost their last three at home. Their other defeat was at the KDM Group East End Park at the beginning of March. Hitting four past Montrose last Saturday at Links Park serves as a warning perhaps.

Dunfermline’s win over Clyde extended their unbeaten league run to twenty three games and they have lost only once in the league away from home this season. The Pars have also won six of their last ten matches but their four failures were draws.

Last Six Matches



DUNFERMLINE

Clyde (H) W 2-1
Airdrieonians (A) D 1-1

Queen of the South (H) W 5-0

Peterhead (A) W 2-0

Falkirk (A) D 2-2

Kelty Hearts (H) D 0-0



ALLOA ATHLETIC

Montrose (A) W 4-0

Falkirk (H) L 1-4
Kelty Hearts (A) W 1-0

Queen of the South (H) L 1-2

Airdrieonians (H) L 0-1
Peterhead (A) W 2-0



League Record



DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 1st

League Points: 78

Goal Difference: +40

Away League Record: P17 W12 D4 L1 GF GA

Last Six Match Form: DDWWDW



ALLOA ATHLETIC

League Position: 4th

League Points: 57

Goal Difference: +11
Home League Record: P17 W10 D2 L5 GF31 GA21

Last Six Match Form: WLLWLW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE(v Clyde):
Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Chris Hamilton (c), Ewan Otoo, Josh Edwards (Miller Fenton 80): Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Paul Allan (Lewis McCann 65), Joe Chalmers, Chris Mochrie (Kyle Macdonald 72): Paul McGowan (Nikolay Todorov 65), Craig Wighton (Robbie Mahon 72).
SUBS NOT USED: Max Little (GK).

ALLOA ATHLETIC (v Montrose): Jay Hogarth: George Stanger, Andy Graham, David Devine (Mark Durnan HT), Michael Doyle, Murray Miller (Luke Rankin 87), Stefan Scougall (Adam King 74), Luke Strachan (Cameron O`Donnell 74), Kevin Cawley, Conor Sammon, Ross MacIver (Quinn Coulson 74).
SUBS NOT USED: Luke Donnelly, Steven Buchanan, Owain Clark, Nathan Cannon

Dunfermline will have Kyle Benedictus available but Kevin O’Hara serves the second of his two match ban against his old club. Matty Todd and Rhys Breen are also out injured.

Other cinch League One fixtures

Clyde v Montrose
FC Edinburgh v Airdrieonians
Peterhead v Falkirk
Queen of the South v Kelty Hearts



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