Dunfermline Athletic

Preview FC Edinburgh

Saturday, 18th Mar 2023

cinch League One (home) v FC Edinburgh, Saturday 18th March 2023, kick off 3.00pm at The KDM Group East End Park

It will just be Edinburgh’s second league match in Dunfermline since April 1939. Since their promotion to League One for this season FC Edinburgh have surprised many with their form and Dunfermline have only won the last two meetings against them by the slimmest of margins.

Milestones v FC Edinburgh (home)



Last Victory | 15/10/22 | 1-0 | League One

Last Defeat | none

Best Victory | 10/03/34 | 7-0 | Division Two

Last Goalless Draw | 19/09/31 | Division Two

First League meeting | 19/09/31 | 0-0 | Division Two

Last five meetings

2022/2033
07/01/23 | FC Edinburgh 0-1 Dunfermline | League One
15/10/22 | Dunfermline 1-0 FC Edinburgh | League One
06/08/22 | FC Edinburgh 0-3 Dunfermline | League One

2019/2020
20/07/19 | Edinburgh City 1-0 Dunfermline | League Cup

1997/1998
24/01/98 | Dunfermline 7-2 Edinburgh City | Scottish Cup

Last time at The KDM Group East End Park


Dunfermline 1-0 FC Edinburgh
Sat, 15th Oct 2022

Dunfermline secured the win that allowed them to leapfrog their opponents and go back on top of the league by one point with a game in hand.

It was a match where it took a long time to secure the win. There were plenty of corners and attempts but it was 88th minute before the Pars got the only goal of the game. A Sam Fisher cross from the right duly nestled inside the far sidenetting, the deflection off the luckless Liam FONTAINE directing the ball into his own net. In all fairness it was the on loan Dundee defender’s shot that caused the goal. 1-0



When that goal broke the deadlock there were only two minutes remaining and three of time added on, all of which the Pars saw out safely.

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen: Aaron Comrie, Chris Hamilton (Craig Wighton 61), Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Chris Mochrie (Kyle Macdonald 91), Matthew Todd: Nikolay Todorov (Lewis McCann 61).
SUBS NOT USED: Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Michael Beagley, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK)

FC EDINBURGH: Robbie Mutch: James Craigen, Lee Hamilton (Jack Brydon 52), Liam Fontaine (c), Kieran MacDonald: Innes Murray, Kyle Jacobs, Allan Delferriere, Calum Crane: Daniel Handling (Robbie McIntyre 75),, Ousman See (Ryan Shanley 61)
SUBS NOT USED: John Robertson, Daniel Jardine, Emmanuel Johnson, Sam Ramsbottom (GK).

Recent Form

While Dunfermline sat out due to their postponed match at Peterhead, FC Edinburgh suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Alloa Athletic on Saturday.

The capital side have nevertheless won two and drawn one of their last four matches. Unfortunately for them they lost the previous four since the 1-0 home defeat to the Pars.

Dunfermline have lost only one of their 27 league games and are on a run of fifteen undefeated. They have won their last three league games 2-0.

Last six matches



DUNFERMLINE
Falkirk (H) W 2-0
Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-0
Queen of the South (A) W 2-0
Airdrieonians (H) D 1-1

Airdrieonians (A) W 4-3

Montrose (H) W 2-0



FC EDINBURGH
Alloa Athletic (H) L 0-2

Kelty Hearts (A) W 1-2

Clyde (H) W 3-0

Montrose (A) D 3-3
Queen of the South (A) L 0-1
Falkirk (H) L 1-2

League Record

DUNFERMLINE

League Position: 1st

League Points: 62

Goal Difference: +30

Home League Record: P14 W8 D6 L0 GF23 GA9
Last Six Match Form: WWDWWW



FC EDINBURGH

League Position: 3rd

League Points: 45

Goal Difference: +11
Away League Record: P14 W7 D2 L5 GF29 GA21

Last Six Match Form: LLDWWL

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Falkirk):
Deniz Mehmet: Kyle Macdonald, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards: Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Paul McGowan 85), Chris Hamilton, Joe Chalmers, Matthew Todd, Chris Mochrie (Kevin O’Hara 53): Craig Wighton (Lewis McCann 76)
SUBS NOT USED: Nikolay Todorov, Ewan Otoo, Paul Allan, Miller Fenton, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK).

FC EDINBURGH (v Alloa Athletic): Robbie Mutch: James Craigen, Lee Hamilton, Liam Fontaine, Kieran MacDonald: Innes Murray (Ryan Shanley 82), Kyle Jacobs (Scott Mercer 62), Calum Crane, Steven Warnock (Ousman See HT): Daniel Handling, John Robertson.
SUBS NOT USED: Robbie McIntyre, Ben Stirling, Sam Ramsbottom (GK).

Referee will be Peter Stuart, his first Pars match of the season and his first at The KDM Group East End Park since March 2019 - the 1-0 defeat to Inverness Caley Thistle.

Other cinch League One Fixtures

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



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