Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Partick Thistle

Saturday, 16th Dec 2023

cinch Championship (home) v Partick Thistle, Saturday 16th December 2023 kick off at KDM Group East End Park

After the win over fifth placed Airdrieonians, the Pars now take on the team one place above them in third. Partick Thistle will play back to back away games both in Fife. As many will have witnessed the Jags were fiercely competitive in their 4-3 defeat at Stark’s Park in Friday night’s televised match. Dunfermline will be wary of a team keen to make up for that disappointment.

Milestones Partick Thistle (home)

Last League Victory | 22/03/22 | 4-1 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 07/08/21 | 0-3 | Championship
Best League Victory | 18/04/59 | 10-1 | Div One*
Worst League Defeat | 07/01/28 | 1-7 | Div One*
Last Goalless Draw | 14/10/10 | 0-0 | First Div
*Pre league reconstruction

In the previous 117 meetings between the clubs Dunfermline have won 52, Partick 35 and 30 have been drawn while at home, the Pars are well ahead with 32 wins to Thistle’s 11.

When the sides met at Firhill earlier this season Partick ran out comfortable winners.

Partick Thistle 3-0 Dunfermline
Sat, 30th Sep 2023

Last Twelve Matches v Partick Thistle

The sides last met in September this year when Thistle won 3-0 at Firhill but the last dozen games between the teams have seen even outcomes with Dunfermline winning four, drawing four and losing four.

Date | H/A | F-A | Scorers

30/09/23: A 0-3 [0-1] Robinson, [0-2] Graham, [0-3] McInroy

21/01/23: A 1-1 [1-0] Benedictus, [1-1] Fitzpatrick
23/04/22: A 0-1 [0-1] Docherty
22/03/22: H 4-1 [0-1] Docherty, [1-1] Mayo og (10), [2-1] Todd, [3-1] Edwards, [4-1] Thomas.
26/11/21: A 0-1 [0-1] Docherty

23/10/21: A 0-0

07/08/21: H 0-3 [0-1] Docherty, [0-2] Holt, [0-3] Graham (og 78).

10/07/21: A 4-2 [0-1] Graham, [1-1] Todorov, [2-1] Comrie, [3-1] Macdonald, [4-1] Todorov, [4-2] Rudden.
10/03/20: A 1-1 [1-0] Murray [1-1] Graham.

30/11/19: H 5-1 [1-0] Nisbet [2-0] Martin [3-0] Nisbet [4-0] Nisbet [5-0] Nisbet [5-1] Cole.
21/09/19: A 3-0 [1-0] Nisbet, [2-0] Dow, [3-0] Turner

06/04/19: A 2-2 [1-0] Beadling: [2-0] Anderson: [1-2] Blair (og): [2-2] McDonald.

Last time at East End Park
Tuesday 22nd March 2022, Championship
Dunfermline 4 Partick Thistle 1

It was the visitors who hit first when a Ross Docherty cross was missed by Edwards and Ciaran McKenna latched on to the ball deep up the right to deliver a cross that Tiffoney touched back for his captain, DOCHERTY, to smash the ball home from the edge of the box. 0-1

The luck that had deserted Dunfermline all season changed in the tenth minute when Lewis MAYO swished at a powerful Matty Todd cross and sent the ball into his own net. The chance came after a misguided pass found Joe Chalmers and the ball was sent from him through Steven Lawless and on for Kevin O’Hara to chase up the right. The striker’s cut back was then driven into the Jags box inviting the fatal mistake from the former Pars loan player. 1-1

Dunfermline played with confidence and made their commitment pay with a second goal midway through the first half. It came from a great cross in from the left that Matty TODD timed his run to head the ball downwards and past Thistle keeper Jamie Sneddon. 2-1

Five minutes past and another Dunfermline goal arrived. Again it was the magic of Thomas on the left wing that created the opportunity. His pass into the Partick box found EDWARDS and he took a touch with his right foot to sit the ball up for him to strike with his preferred left. The left back drilled a powerful effort past Mayo and through Sneddon to score his first ever senior goal.

Partick were pushing for a second goal that would have created a nervy finish when Dan Pybus provided the ball for a productive counterattack. Dan was actually in the D on the top of his own box when he launched the long ball that THOMAS latched on to. He outstripped sub Steven Bell as he made it to the Jags box and thrashed it into the net. 4-1

Recent Form

Dunfermline have won their last two league games and three of their last five league fixtures. Partick Thistle have won four, drawn one and lost one of their six games. They have scored 17 goals in their seven league games away from home.

League Record


League Position: 4th

League Points: 21
Goal Difference: +23
Home League Record: P7 W3 D1 L3 GF10 GA7

Last Six Match Form: WLDLWX


League Position: 3rd

League Points: 25

Goal Difference: +6

Away League Record: P7 W3 D2 L2 GF17 GA10

Last Six Match Form: DWWWWL

Last six matches


Airdrieonians (A) W 2-1
Arbroath (H) W 3-0
Raith Rovers (H) L 0-3
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) D 1-1
Dundee United (H) L 1-2
Morton (A) W 2-1

Raith Rovers (A) L 3-4
Airdrieonians (H) W 2-1
Queen’s Park (H) W 3-0
Morton (H) W 2-1
Arbroath (A) W 3-1
Ayr United (H) D 2-2

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Airdrieonians):
Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Chris Hamilton (c), Ewan Otoo: Michael O’Halloran, Paul Allan, Joe Chalmers, Ben Summers (Matty Todd 60), Josh Edwards: Craig Wighton (Alex Jakubiak 60), Lewis McCann (Owen Moffat 78).
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Ewan McLeod, Harry Sharp (GK), Max Little (GK)

PARTICK THISTLE (v Raith Rovers): Jamie Sneddon: Jack McMillan, Aaron Muirhead, Lewis Neilson, Harry Milne: Ben Stanway (Ricco Diack 87), Kerr McInroy: Steven Lawless, Blair Alston (Scott Robinson 80), Aidan Fitzpatrick: Brian Graham (Tomi Adeloye 80)
SUBS NOT USED: Ola Williams, Stuart Bannigan, Nathan McGinley, Ben Williamson, Zander Mackenzie, David Mitchell (GK)

Other cinch Championsip fixtures

Ayr United v Airdrieonians
Dundee United v Raith Rovers
Morton v Queen’s Park
Inverness Caley Thistle v Arbroath

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