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Saturday, 12th Aug 2023

cinch Championship (away) v Dundee United, Saturday 12th August 2023, kick off 3.00pm at Tannadice Park

The first away match in this season’s cinch Championship takes Dunfermline to Tannadice Park to meet the challenge from Jim Goodwin’s Dundee United. These two side were two divisions apart last season so the League One champions will be particularly wary of the hosts.

In the 144 league meetings Dunfermline have 50 wins and United 56 with 38 match drawn but the Tayside club have a very good record against the Fifers in recent times.

Milestones Dundee United (away)

Last League Victory: 04/08/18: 3-2: Championship
Last Defeat: 26/10/19: 0-2: Championship
Best League Victories:
29/01/66: 4-0: Div 1*
22/08/62: 4-0: Div 1*
28/02/48: 4-0: Div B*
Worst League Defeat
29/04/61: 0-5: Div 1*
*Pre league reconstruction

Last Meeting at Tannadice
Saturday 26th October 2019, Championship
Dundee United 2 Dunfermline 0

Two goals from moments of slackness separated the teams and an element of bad luck in front of goal cost the Fifers. The second half was all Dunfermline but by then United were in charge and they saw the 90 minutes out to open a three point gap at the top of the Championship. 


The Pars were to lose a ninth minute goal from virtually the first United attack. Liam Smith delivered a dangerous cross that Cammy Gill punched away but Clark gathered the ball on the left to return it for Lawrence SHANKLAND to turn in his 14th league goal at the near post. 1-0

Another goal followed in 27 minute. Ian Harkes was brought down 20 yards and a free kick was given despite Paton and Turner’s protestations. CLARK stepped up and smacked the ball with pace into the right side of Gill’s goal for his first goal of the season. 2-0

DUNDEE UNITED: Benjamin Siegrist: Liam Smith, Troy Brown, Mark Reynolds, Jamie Robson: Paul McMullan, Callum Butcher (Cammy Smith 90+2) Ian Harkes, Peter Pawlett (Louis Appere 69): Nicky Clark (Adam King 79), Lawrence Shankland
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Watson, Sam Stanton, Adrian Sporle, Deniz Mehmet (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin (Danny Devine HT), Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c), Harry Cochrane (Kevin Nisbet 61), Kyle Turner (Gabby McGill 87): Greg Kiltie, Andy Ryan.
SUBS NOT USED: Tom Beadling, Josh Coley, Stuart Morrison, Ryan Scully (GK)

The last dozen league games between the two sides have seen United win seven, Pars two with three games ending up all square.

Last Twelve Matches v Dundee United

Date | H/A | F-A | WDL | Competition
29/02/20 | H | 2-0 | W | Championship
26/10/19 | A | 0-2 | L | Championship
24/08/19 | H | 0-2 | L | Championship
26/03/19 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
12/01/19 | A | 0-1 | L | Championship
27/10/18 | H | 0-2 | L | Championship
04/08/18 | A | 3-2 | W | Championship
05/05/18 | A | 1-2 | L | Premiership Play off
01/05/18 | H | 0-0 | D | Premiership Play off
24/03/18 | A | 1-1 | D | Championship
13/01/18 | H | 0-0 | D | Championship
02/12/17 | A | 1-2 | L | Championship

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: WWDLWW

DUNDEE UNITED
Premier League Position: 12th
League Points: 31
Goal Difference: -30
League Record: P38 W8 D7 L23 GF40 GA70
Last Six Competitive Match Form: LLLWWW

Last Six Results

DUNFERMLINE
Airdrieonians (H) W 2-1
Albion Rovers (A) W 3-0
Kilmarnock (H) L 0-2
Annan Athletic (H) W 4-0
Raith Rovers (A) D 1p-1
Alloa Athletic (A) W 1-0

DUNDEE UNITED
Arbroath (A) W 4-0
Carlisle (A) W 2-0
Falkirk (A) W 1-0
Peterhead (H) W 3-0
Partick Thistle (H) L 1-2
Spartans (A) L 0-1

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Airdrieonians):
: Harrison Sharp: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus, Rhys Breen: Aaron Comrie, Ewan Otoo, Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Andrew Tod (Paul Allan 55), Craig Wighton (Chris Hamilton 78), Lewis McCann.
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Taylor Sutherland, Liam Hoggan, Max Little (GK)

DUNDEE UNITED (v Arbroath): Jack Walton; Liam Grimshaw, Declan Gallagher (Ross Graham 80), Kevin Holt, Scott McMann; Craig Sibbald, Ross Docherty: Anim Cudjoe (Miller Thomson 76), Tony Watt (Archie Meekison 62), Glenn Middleton (Declan Glass 76); Louis Moult (Rory MacLeod 76).
SUBS NOT USED: Jack Newman, Ollie Denham, Kieran Freeman, Flynn Duffy.

Other cinch Championship fixtures

Airdrieonians v Partick Thistle
Ayr United v Inverness Caley Thistle
Queens Park v Arbroath
Raith Rovers v Morton



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