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Preview Queen of the South

Friday, 29th Apr 2022

cinch Championship (home) v Queen of the South, Friday 29th April 2022, kick off 7.45pm

The last fixture of the Championship season and it’s ninth placed Dunfermline versus tenth placed Queen of the South. While the visitors had the seal placed on their relegation last Saturday, the home side can escape the Championship play offs if they can better Ayr United’s result at home to Partick Thistle. Manager John Hughes says "We`re going into a game on Friday where we know what`s at stake, we have to take care of business.

"I send all my commiserations to Queen of the South, every time we`ve played them, they`ve been a fantastic opponent, and we`re just hoping that on Friday, we can win the points, and the results go for us elsewhere.”

Milestones Queen of the South (Home)

Last Victory | 17/04/21 | 3-1 | Championship

Last Defeat | 20/10/18 | 0-1 | Championship

Best Victory
30/12/72 | 6-1 | Div One (old)
16/04/11 | 6-1 | First Division

Worst Defeat | 09/12/17 | 2-5 | Championship

Last Goalless Draw | 01/09/76 | 0-0 | League Cup

First Ever Meeting | 12/12/25 | 4-0 | Second Division



Dunfermline have lost only eight of 44 league games at home to Queen of the South. They have won 28 and drawn eight. 



Last Meeting at East End Park
Cinch Championship


Dunfermline 3-3 Queen of the South
Sat, 11th Dec 2021

Queens took an early lead in third minute when Lee Connelly broke and played Josh Todd into the left side of the Dunfermline penalty box and from the byeline he cut back for Alex COOPER to drill home 0-1

On 20 minutes Macdonald’s bravery won a free kick on the edge of the box. Kai KENNEDY curled the ball around the five man wall and found the net in off the right goalpost, his first and only Dunfermline goal made it 1-1.

The second half started the same way as the first with the home side losing a goal within three minutes. A weak pass back set up Cameron to break down the left channel and slip the ball right to Lee CONNELLY whose shot from 20 yards out flew into the Pars net. 1-2



Kennedy was brought down by Nditi 27 yards out as the on loan Ranger made an attempt to break through what was becoming an increasingly solid Queens team. From the 54th minute free kick Kennedy picked out Mark CONNOLLY in front of goal and his header marked his one and only goal for Dunfermline. 2-2

Queens took the lead for a third time when Johnston sent a 65th minute corner in from the left and CAMERON rose above everyone to head in from five yards out. 2-3

Two minutes from time Kennedy’s corner from the left was glanced in by Lewis McCANN for a well received equaliser.

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Mark Connolly, Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards: Graham Dorrans (c): Kyle Macdonald (Dan Pybus 57), Ryan Dow (Nikolay Todorov 70), Matthew Todd (Kevin O’Hara 57), Kai Kennedy: Lewis McCann
SUBS NOT USED: Ross Graham, Craig Wighton, Paul Allan, Deniz Mehmet (GK)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Solomon Brynn: Max Johnston, Willie Gibson (c), Euan East, Alex Cooper (Ally Roy 84): Calvin McGrory, Ruari Paton, Innes Cameron, Lee Connelly, Josh Todd, Roberto Nditi.
SUBS NOT USED: Kieran McKechnie, Niyah Joseph, Ruben Soares Junior, Josh Rae (GK).

Last Twelve League Matches v Queen of the South



In the last twelve meetings, Dunfermline have won six, Queen of the South three and three have been drawn including the most recent at East End Park in December.



Date: . . H/A WDL F-A League

29/01/22: (A) | W | 2-0 | Championship
11/12/21: (H) | D | 3-3 | Championship

02/10/21: (A) | L | 0-1 | Championship

17/04/21: (H) | W | 3-1 | Championship

27/02/21: (A) | L | 0-1 | Championship 

31/10/20: (H) | W | 3-2 | Championship

07/03/20: (H) | D | 1-1 | Championship

01/02/20: (A) | W | 3-2 | Championship

02/11/19: (H) | W | 2-0 | Championship

10/08/19: (A) | D | 1-1 | Championship 

20/04/19: (A) | L | 1-2 | Championship 

02/03/19: (H) | W | 1-0 | Championship



Recent Form

Dunfermline have won three and lost three of their last six matches. Queen of the South have won one, drawn one and lost four of their last six fixtures but they have recorded only one away league win in 2022 while the Pars are unbeaten at home in 2022.

Last six matches



DUNFERMLINE

Partick Thistle (A) L 0-1

Ayr United (H) W 2-1

Kilmarnock (A) L 0-2

Raith Rovers (H) W 2-0

Inverness Caledonian Thistle (A) L 0-2

Partick Thistle (H) W 4-1



QUEEN OF THE SOUTH

Ayr United (H) D 1-1
Inverness Caledonian Thistle (H) W 2-1
Arbroath (A) L 1-5
Partick Thistle (H) L 0-1
Raith Rovers (A) L 1-3
Hamilton Academical (A) L 0-1


League Record



DUNFERMLINE

League Position: 9th

League Points: 35

Goal Difference: -16

Home League Record: P17 W5 D8 L4 GF21 GA22

Last Six Match Form: WLWLWL


QUEEN OF THE SOUTH

League Position: 10th

League Points: 30

Goal Difference: -19

Away League Record: P17 W3 D4 L10 GF22 GA 34

Last Six Match Form: LLLLWD

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Partick Thistle):
Jakub Stolarczyk: Aaron Comrie (Matthew Todd 76), Leon Jones (Liam Polworth 76), Efe Ambrose, Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards: Dan Pybus (Dom Thomas 82): Steven Lawless (c), Joe Chalmers, Lewis McCann (Kevin O’Hara 76), Nikolay Todorov.
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Dow, Miller Fenton, Reece Cole, Bobby Kamwa, Neil Alexander (GK)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Ayr United): Josh Rae: Willie Gibson, Darragh O`Connor, Euan East, Alex Cooper, Lee Connelly, Harry Cochrane (Shea Gordon 65), Calvin McGrory (Sam Folarin 88), Josh Todd, Innes Cameron, Ruben Soares Junior (Ruari Paton 57)
SUBS NOT USED: Josh Debayo, Niyah Joseph, Kieran McKechnie, Roberto Nditi, Mattyew Henderson, Charlie Cowie (GK)

Referee will be David Munro, his fourth Pars match this season and his second visit to East End Park. Most fans will remember this referee for showing Graham Dorrans a red card at Hamilton in December.



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