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Preview FC Edinburgh

Saturday, 7th Jan 2023

cinch League One (away) v FC Edinburgh, Saturday 7th January 2023, kick off 3.00pm at Meadowbank Stadium

When the Dunfermline v Falkirk match was frozen off on 2nd January, FC Edinburgh were able to take advantage coming back from two goals behind to grab all three points in an impressive 5-3 win away to Airdrieonians.

The capital side’s win at the Penny Cars Stadium took Alan Maybury’s side to within one point of Dunfermline and they will have an eye on another win this Saturday to take them to the top of the table. The club that secured promotion from League Two last season by way of the play offs have lost six league games this season but have only lost to three clubs - Falkirk, Queen of the South and Dunfermline.

Milestones v FC Edinburgh (away)

Last Victory | 06/08/2022 | 3-0 | League One

Last Defeat | 20/07/2019 | 0-1 | League Cup

Best Victory | 11/11/1933 | 6-1 | Division Two

Last Goalless Draw | none

First League meeting | 30/04/1932 | 1-4 | Division Two

Results Record v FC Edinburgh / Edinburgh City
P14 W11 D1 L2 GF46 GA17

Last Meeting in Edinburgh
Saturday 6th August 2022, League One

FC Edinburgh 0-3 Dunfermline
Sat, 6th Aug 2022

Dunfermline were on fire from the start in this their first away league match of the season. Two attempts by Lewis McCann had been denied but when Wighton was cut down by Johnson out on the left, Allan was able to deliver the ball into the box and McCANN rose above everyone to head in the 14th minute opener. 0-1

There was then an opportunity from the penalty spot after Jack Brydon brought down Wighton. Referee Barry Cook immediately showed the FC Edinburgh defender a 27th minute red card but when McCann struck the setpiece to the keeper’s right, he chose the right way and held the effort.

The second Pars goal did duly arrive from a 41st minute Allan corner, his cross from the left dropped at Chalmers left foot and his shot was finished by McCANN. 0-2

The points were sealed in 72nd when Chalmers was able to thread a ball through to MOCHRIE who rolled the ball past Mutch to notch a debut goal. 0-3

FC EDINBURGH: Robbie Mutch: Robbie McIntyre (c), Jack Brydon, Liam Fontaine: Emmanuel Johnson (Lee Hamilton 38), Calum Crane (Allan Delferriere 74), Kyle Jacobs (Kieran Watson 74), Daniel Handling (Innes Murray 61), Kieran MacDonald, Ryan Shanley (Ouzy See 61), John Robertson.
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Travis, Ciaran Brian, Mark Docherty, Sam Ramsbottom (GK).
YELLOW CARD: Shanley (37)
RED CARD: Brydon (27)

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards: Paul Allan: Matthew Todd, Joe Chalmers (Kyle Macdonald 74): Kevin O’Hara, Lewis McCann (Nikolay Todorov 74), Craig Wighton (Chris Mochrie 64).
SUBS NOT USED: Sam Young, Max Little (GK)

Last 12 Matches v FC Edinburgh

Dunfermline have won eleven of the last twelve meetings,

15/10/22 | (H) | 1-0 | W | League One
06/08/22 | (A) | 3-0 | W | League One

20/07/19 | (A) | 0-1 | L | League Cup

24/01/98 | (H) | 7-2 | W | Scottish Cup

08/04/39 | (H) | 2-1 | W | Division Two

26/11/38| (A) | 3-2 W | Division Two

18/12/37 | (A) | 5-3 | W | Division Two

30/10/37 | (H) | 4-2 | W | Division Two

10/03/34 | (H) | 7-0 | W | Division Two

11/11/33 | (A) | 6-1 | W | Division Two

05/11/32| (A) | 3-1 | W | Division Two

24/08/32| (H) | 4-0 | W | Division Two

Recent Form

FC Edinburgh have won four and drawn one of their last five league games. Drumchapel United’s shock Scottish Cup win has been their only setback in the last six matches. They are undefeated at home since losing to Queen of the South on 5th November.

Dunfermline have now gone nine games without defeat and have lost only once away in the league - at Montrose. They have won seven of these last nine matches but have had two of their last three games postponed because of the weather.

Last six matches


Kelty Hearts (A) W 2-1

Arbroath (A) W 5-1

Queen of the South (H) D 1-1

Forfar Athletic (H) W 4-0

Peterhead (A) W 2-0

Celtic B W 2-1


Airdrieonians (A) W 5-3
Peterhead (H) W 4-0
Montrose (H) D 2-2
Clyde (A) W 2-0
Drumchapel United (A) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) W 4-3

League Record


League Position: 1st

League Points: 39

Goal Difference: +16

Away League Record: P9 W7 D1 L1 GF15 GA3

Last Six Match Form: WWWDWW


League Position: 2nd

League Points: 38

Goal Difference: +13

Home League Record: P10 W6 D1 L3 GF19 GA15

Last Six Match Form: WLWDWW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Kelty Hearts):
Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen (Kyle Macdonald 66), Aaron Comrie, Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Nikolay Todorov 66), Joe Chalmers (Chris Hamilton 66), Chris Mochrie (Lewis McCann 52), Josh Edwards: Matthew Todd: Craig Wighton,.
SUBS NOT USED: Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK)

FC EDINBURGH (v Airdrieonians): Robbie Mutch: James Craigen, Jack Brydon, Liam Fontaine, Robbie McIntyre, Innes Murray, Kyle Jacobs, Calum Crane, Danny Handling (Emmanuel Johnson 89), Ryan Shanley (Kieran MacDonald 86), John Robertson (Ouzy See 45)
SUBS NOT USED: Lee Hamilton, Callum Tapping, Sam Ramsbottom (GK)

Referee will be Stewart Luke.

Other League One Fixtures

Clyde v Kelty Hearts
Falkirk v Montrose
Peterhead v Airdrieonians
Queen of the South v Alloa Athletic

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