Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Falkirk

Saturday, 8th Apr 2023

cinch League One (away) v Falkirk, Saturday 8th April 2023, kick off 3.00pm

Dunfermline Athletic return to The Falkirk Stadium for just the second time since December 2018 hoping for a repeat of their success there in November. So far this season the Fifers have taken seven points from the nine competed for.



In the previous 105 league meetings Dunfermline have won 37 times, Falkirk 45 and 23 matches have been drawn. The Pars have won 17 of the 52 league matches hosted by the Bairns.



Milestones Falkirk (Away)


Last Victory | 05/11/22 | 1-0 | League One

Last Defeat | 05/10/17 | 0-2 | Irn Bru Cup

Best Victory | 01/01/65 | 4-0 | First Division*

Worst Defeat | 17/10/36 | 4-6 | First Division*

Last Goalless Draw | 15/04/06 | Premier League

First Meeting | 09/10/26 | 0-2 | Division One*


*Pre league reconstruction



Last meeting at the Falkirk Stadium


Falkirk 0-1 Dunfermline
Sat, 5th Nov 2022

Dunfermline scored the only goal of this eagerly awaited contest. Aaron Comrie forced a 60th minute corner and when Chalmers inswinger came in from the right, WIGHTON dipped to head the ball in at the far post.

The Fifers performance thoroughly merited the win and James McPake was delighted his players carried out the game plan.

FALKIRK: Nicky Hogarth: Leon McCann, Brad McKay, Coll Donaldson, Liam Henderson, Finn Yeats (Gary Oliver 63), Stephen McGinn (c) (Juan Alegría 71), Aidan Nesbitt, Calumn Morrison, Kai Kennedy (Craig McGuffie 63), Rumarn Burrell.
SUBS NOT USED: Steven Hetherington, Seb Ross, Blair Sneddon, Ola Lawal, Paddy Martin (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Josh Edwards, Chris Hamilton, Kyle Macdonald, Joe Chalmers, Chris Mochrie (Rhys Breen 87), Matthew Todd: Craig Wighton (Nikolay Todorov 77).
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Allan, Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Robbie Mahon, Taylor Sutherland, Max Little (GK)

Last 12 Matches v Falkirk



Dunfermline have won seven of the last twelve meetings, Falkirk three and two have been drawn. The Pars have not lost a league game at Falkirk since February 2017.



07/03/23 | (H) | 2-0 | W | League One
05/11/22 | (A) | 1-0 | W | League One

17/09/22 | (H) | 1-1 | D | League One

09/10/00 | (H) | 2-0 | W | League Cup

13/04/19 | (H) | 0-1 | L | Championship

29/12/18 | (A) | 4-2 | W | Championship

10/11/18 | (H) | 0-1 | L | Championship

06/10/18 | (A) | 2-0 | W | Championship

07/04/18 | (A) | 2-1 | W | Championship

02/01/18 | (H) | 2-0 | W | Championship

04/11/17 | (A) | 1-1 | D | Championship

05/10/17 | (A) | 0-2 | L | Irn Bru Cup



Recent Form



Falkirk have now gone four league matches without a win and in all four they have failed to score. Their last victory was the 2-1 win over Championship side Ayr United that took them through to the Scottish Cup semi finals.

Dunfermline are unbeaten in their last eighteen league matches and have won their last three away from home.

Last six matches



DUNFERMLINE

Kelty Hearts (H) D 0-0
Montrose (A) W 3-1

FC Edinburgh (H) D 0-0

Falkirk (H) W 2-0

Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-0

Queen of the South (A) W 2-0



FALKIRK

Clyde (A) D 0-0
Kelty Hearts (H) D 0-0

Queen of the South (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (H) W 2-1
Dunfermline (A) L 0-2
Peterhead (H) W 5-0



League Record



DUNFERMLINE

League Position: 1st

League Points: 67

Goal Difference: +32

Away League Record: P15 W11 D2 L1 GF26 GA8

Last Six Match Form: WWWDWD



FALKIRK

League Position: 2nd

League Points: 56

Goal Difference: +26

Home League Record: P15 W10 D3 L2 GF33 GA11

Last Six Match Form: WLWLDD

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Kelty Hearts):
Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Ewan Otoo, Josh Edwards: Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Chris Hamilton, Joe Chalmers (Kevin O’Hara 73): Robbie Mahon (Paul McGowan 59), Craig Wighton (Chris Mochrie 59), Lewis McCann (Nikolay Todorov 59).
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Paul Allan, Miller Fenton, Taylor Sutherland, Max Little (GK).

FALKIRK (v Clyde): Brian Kinnear, Blaine Rowe, Coll Donaldson, Brad McKay, Leon McCann, Stephen McGinn (Jordan Allan 78), Liam Henderson (Maksym Kucheriayvi 59), Aidan Nesbitt (Finn Yeats 78), Craig McGuffie (Rumarn Burrell 59), Calumn Morrison, Gary Oliver.
SUBS NOT USED: PJ Morrison, Matthew Wright, Ola Lawal, Paul Watson.

Referee will be David Dickinson.

Other League One Fixtures

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



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