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Preview Ayr United

Saturday, 30th Dec 2023

cinch Championship, away v Ayr United, Saturday 30th December 2023, kick off 3.00pm at Somerset Park

Dunfermline take to the road for consecutive matches, this time at Somerset Park. Dunfermline’s league record against Ayr United is won 50, lost 33 and drawn 29. Lee Bullen’s side won the first match between the sides when Ayr won 1-0 at KDM Group East End Park in October.

Milestones v Ayr United (away)

Last League Victory | 03/12/19 | 1-0 | Championship

Last League Defeat | 11/09/21 | 1-3 | Championship

Best League Victory | 12/03/94 | 4-0 | First Division

Worst League Defeat | 07/04/51 | 0-8 | Div Two (old)

Last Goalless Draw | 07/11/20 | 0-0 | Championship

First Ever Meeting | 29/03/13 | 0-1 | Division Two

Last Time at Somerset Park
Ayr United 1 Dunfermline 1
Scottish Championship, Saturday 5th February 2022


In the ninth minute Dunfermline forced a corner on the right that was delivered by Lawless. The ball was nodded on into the six yard box and amid the attempts to clear Coll DONALDSON, despite initially being hauled to the deck by Aaron Muirhead, was able to latch on to the ball to hit the net for his debut goal for Dunfermline 0-1

Lewis McCann made a strong cross from the right that McAdams held. It all looked so promising but in 17th minute a kick out from McAdams was headed backwards by Lewis MARTIN but his header looped over his keeper’s head. 1-1

Neither side managed to find a winner without truly testing either Dunfermline’s debut goalkeeper Jakub Stolarczyk, on loan from Leicester City or Ayr’s Aidan McAdams.

AYR UNITED: Aidan McAdams, Jordan Houston, Sean McGinty (c), Aaron Muirhead, Patrick Reading: Mark McKenzie, Andy Murdoch, Ben Dempsey, Kerr McInroy, James Maxwell (Daire O’Connor 73): Sam Ashford.
SUBS NOT USED: Blaine Rowe, Fraser Bryden, Tomi Adeloye, Jack Baird, Ryan Gondoh, Marcus Fjørtof, Finn Ecrepont, Charlie Albinson (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Jakub Stolarczyk: Aaron Comrie, Coll Donaldson, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Dan Pybus (Bobby Kamwa 69), Graham Dorrans (c), Joe Chalmers: Steven Lawless, Lewis McCann, Ryan Dow.
SUBS NOT USED: Kevin O’Hara, Paul Allan, Dom Thomas, Efe Ambrose Matthew Todd, Reece Cole, Leon Jones, Owain Fôn Williams (GK)

Last Twelve Meetings v Ayr United

Dunfermline have won four of the last twelve league matches, Ayr United four and four have been drawn. The Pars have only won two of the last nine matches between the teams but those two were in the last four.



Date | H/A | F-A | W D L | League



21/10/23 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
16/04/22 | H | 2-1 | W | Championship
05/02/22 | A | 1-1 | D | Championship

20/11/21 | H | 3-0 | W | Championship

11/09/21 | A | 1-3 | L | Championship

10/04/21 | A | 1-1 | D | Championship

23/01/21 | H | 0-0 | D | Championship

07/11/20 | A | 0-0 | D | Championship

04/01/20 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship

03/12/19 | A | 1-0 | W | Championship

19/10/19 | H | 3-2 | W | Championship

29/03/19 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship

Recent Form

Ayr United took a point from Stark’s Park in their last match before Christmas when, down to ten men for the entire second half they came back from 2-1 down at half time to lead 3-2 and then 4-3 before losing an added time goal that drew the match.

Lee Bullen’s side have now won only one of the eight matches since their 1-0 victory at KDM Group East End Park on 21st October. That win however was their last home match against Airdrieonians.

The Pars have won two of their last four matches and have lost only two of their eight league matches away from home.

League Record

DUNFERMLINE

League Position: 4th

League Points: 22
Goal Difference: +2
Away League Record: P8 W3 D3 L2 GF11 GA9

Last Six Match Form: DLWWLD


AYR UNITED

League Position: 6th
League Points: 18
Goal Difference: -8
Home League Record: P7 W2 D1 L4 GF5 GA12

Last Six Match Form: DLDLWD

Last six matches

DUNFERMLINE

Arbroath (A)
Partick Thistle (H) L 1-2
Airdrieonians (A) W 2-1

Arbroath (H) W 3-0

Raith Rovers (H) L 0-3

Inverness Caley Thistle (H) D 1-1

AYR UNITED

Raith Rovers (A) 
D 4-4
Airdrieonians (H) W 1-0
Dundee United (A) L 0-1

Peterhead (A) W 2-1
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 1-3
Queen’s Park (H) D 2-2

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Arbroath):
Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Chris Hamilton (c) (Joe Chalmers 25), Rhys Breen: Michael O’Halloran (Craig Wighton 56), Paul Allan (Ben Summers 56), Ewan Otoo, Josh Edwards: Matty Todd, Owen Moffat, Lewis McCann (Alex Jakubiak 39).
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Jake Sutherland, Harry Sharp (GK), Max Little (GK)

AYR UNITED (v Raith Rovers): Robbie Mutch: Elicha Ahui, Frankie Musonda, Sean McGinty, Paddy Reading: Ben Dempsey, Jack Young: Logan Chalmers (Akheem Rose 84), Aiden McGeady (Jack Senga HT), Francis Amartey (Mark McKenzie 72): Anton Dowds (Fraser Bryden 84).
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Smith, Roy Syla, Finn Ecrepont, Dylan Watret, Charlie Albinson (GK).

Other cinch Championship fixtures

Dundee United v Partick Thistle (Friday)
Inverness Caley Thistle v Morton
Queen’s Park v Airdrieonians
Raith Rovers v Arbroath



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