Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Falkirk

Monday, 25th Mar 2013

Since 2005 there have been only four Dunfermline wins in the fifteen league meetings and seven of the games have been defeats.

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The 89th league fixture between Dunfermline Athletic and Falkirk was originally scheduled for the second week in April but has been brought forward to accommodate the Bairns` preparations for their William Hill Scottish Cup semi final against Hibs on Saturday 13th April. So, with the well documented problems off the park at Dunfermline, these two fierce rivals go into the Wednesday night fixture in very contrasting moods.

Craig Dargo v Falkirk

After going through season 2010-11 unbeaten against Falkirk, this is the final chance of this season for the Pars to suppress the auld enemy. At the Falkirk Stadium in October the Pars staged a powerful comeback to draw 2-2, then in February Steven Pressley`s side won with the only goal of the game. In between the Boxing Day meeting at East End Park was also settled by a solitary goal. That was a 90th minute sickener for the home team and their fans, all courtesy of former Inverkeithing High School pupil Blair Alston.

Blair Alston scores for Falkirk

Dunfermline v Falkirk: The Full League Record
  P W D L F A
At East End Park 44 17 11 16 61 56
At Brockville 36 10 7 19 39 60
At Falkirk Stadium 8 3 2 3 7 7
TOTALS 88 30 20 38 107 123

Josh Falkingham

Dunfermline`s last home win over Falkirk in the final match of the 2010-11 season. It was a celebration for the Pars winning the First Division title with the presentation of the Championship trophy and all. What a day and what a night it was and lost in all the excitement was the first home victory over the Bairns since Derek Laing`s winner on 9th October 1993.  The Pars have the upper hand in league meetings at East End Park, but only just.

Milestones Falkirk (Home)

Last League Victory

07/05/11

  3-0

  First Div

Last League Defeat

26/12/12

0-1

 First Div

Best League Victory

13/04/66

  6-1

  Division 1

Worst League Defeat

02/01/52

0-6

 Division 2

Falkirk v DAFC

Since 2005 there have been only four Dunfermline wins in the fifteen league meetings and seven of the games have been defeats. 

League Matches v Falkirk since 2005

16/02/13 A 0-1 L
26/12/12 H 0-1 L
06/10/12 A 2-2 D
07/05/11 H 3-0 W
12/03/11 A 2-1 W
15/02/11 H 1-1 D
07/08/10 A 1-0 W
19/05/07 H 0-3 L
13/01/07 A 0-1 L
04/11/06 H 0-3 L
05/08/06 A 0-1 L
14/04/06 A 0-0 D
01/04/06 H 1-1 D
31/12/05 A 2-1 W
15/10/05 H 0-1 L

Ryan Wallace v Falkirk

Falkirk lie in fifth position in the First Division just four points behind Dunfermline in fourth. 

Dunfermline  Falkirk
Current League Position
4 5
League Points
41 37
Goal Difference
+5 -3
Last 6-Match League Form
LLLDDL WWWDLL
Home / Away Record
P14, W5, D2, L7 P14, W5, D3, L6

McMillan sees red

Falkirk have won five league matches on the road this season - at Morton, Airdrie, Dumbarton and Dunfermline. The Pars results continue to stutter along; Saturdays defeat followed two draws from the previous two games and they followed four consecutive defeats. The only home win since November was over the Rovers at New Year. 

    Form last six matches
   Dunfermline     Falkirk
  Dumbarton (H) L 3-4   Hamilton Accies (H) L 0-3
  Raith Rovers (A) D 1-1   Morton (A) L 0-2
  Airdrie United (A)   D  3-3   Raith Rovers (H) D

1-1

  Partick Thistle (H) L 1-4   Hamilton Accies (A) W

2-1

  Morton (H) L 1-4   Dumbarton (A) W 2-0
  Falkirk (A) L 0-1   Livingston (H) W 2-0

Ryan Wallace v Falkirk

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Dumbarton):  Paul Gallacher; Jordan McMillan (c), Andy Dowie (c), John Potter, Stephen Jordan; Andy Geggan (Craig Dargo 86), Ryan Thomson (Josh Falkingham 61), Stephen Husband, Joe Cardle (Andy Kirk 83); Andy Barrowman, Ryan Wallace.
SUBS NOT USED:  Chris Kane, Michael Hrivnak (GK).

FALKIRK (v Hamilton): Graham Bowman, Will Vaulks , Darren Dods, Jonathan Flynn, Stephen  Kingsley, Conor McGrandles, Stuart Murdoch (Jay Fulton, 65), Blair Alston (Craig Sibbald, 65), David Weatherston, Lyle Taylor (Lewis Small, 77), Sean Higgins.
SUBS NOT USED: Gregor Amos, Euen Grant 

Referee for this match will be George Salmond.

Ryan Wallace v Falkirk



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