Dunfermline Athletic

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Tuesday, 11th Apr 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: Tuesday 11th April 2017, 7.45pm kick off at Tannadice

Tuesday night Dunfermline Athletic face Dundee United for the sixth time this season. So far the league results have been two defeats and a draw. The Tangerines also won the Quarter final of the Irn-Bru Challenge Cup and the Betfred Cup match back in July. United were the form side right up until Christmas, reaching there having lost just three of their 27 fixtures.

The gap between the sides has narrowed after the Tayside went on a run of just two wins in 13 league matches.

League v Dundee Utd (Away)

Pld

W

D

L

132

48

36

48

Milestones Dundee United (Away)

Last League Victory

20/08/11

1-0

SPL

Last League Defeat

08/11/16

0-1

Championship

Best League Victory

29/01/66
22/08/62
28/02/48


4-0

Div 1*
Div 1*
Div B*

Worst League Defeat

29/04/61

0-5

Div 1*

*Pre league reconstruction

For years Tannadice was one of those grounds that Dunfermline couldn`t win at for love nor money but suddenly it became a place for celebration.

That started with the famous First Division `title decider` in 1996, and was followed with similar emotion when Jim Leishman`s side secured their SPL status at the same ground in 2005. . Then at the end of season 2005-06 a cracking Freddie Daquin goal gave Dunfermline hopes (false as it turned out) that they could finish ninth in the league. ..

Dunfermline then drew twice at Tannadice before an 85th minute Paul Burns goal secured another win in August 2011.United won the last league meeting at Tannadice and have also won the two more recent League Cup meetings.

Of the last twelve league matches between Dunfermline and United, the Pars have won four lost four with four games ending all square. .It is five visits back since the Fifers left with a win.

Last Twelve League Matches v Dundee United

Date

H/A

F-A Scorers
28/01/17 H 1-1 [0-1] Andreu, [1-1] Herron .
08/11/16 A 0-1 [0-1] Murray
10/09/16 H 1-3 [0-1] Murray. [0-2] Andreu, [1-2] Paton. [1-3] Andreu
31/03/12 A 0-3 [0-1] Daly, [0-2] Robertson, [0-3] Daly.
29/10/11 H 1-4 [0-1] Dixon, [0-2] Dalla Valle, [1-2] Kirk, [1-3] Russell, [1-4] MacKay-Steven
20/08/11 A 1-0 [1-0] Burns
21/04/07 H 1-0 [1-0] McManus
27/01/07 A 0-0  ..
18/11/06 H 2-1 [0-1] Robson, [1-1] Shields, [2-1] Mason
19/08/06 A 0-0  ..
02/05/06 A 1-0 [1-0] Daquin
25/02/06 H 1-1 [0-1] Kenneth, [1-1] Burchill

Last League Meeting at Tannadice
Tuesday 8th November 2016
Dundee United 1 Dunfermline 0


United went level with Hibs at the tiop of the Championship after taking the three points from Dunfermline.  The visitors had made a fair contest of it but in 39th minute Nat Wedderburn was shown a straight red for kicking through Tony Andreu on the United edge of the centre circle.

It looked like some solid defending might see the Pars through to a point but eleven minutes from time United struck. From a corner the ball was not taken as it swung in and broke for MURRAY to bulge the net from six yards. 1-0

DUNDEE UNITED: Cammy Bell (c): Frank van der Struijk, William Edjenguelle, Mark Durnan, Jamie Robson: Scott Fraser, Willo Flood, Charlie Telfer (Cammy Smith 63), Tope Obadeyi (Nick van der Velden 63), Tony Andreu, Simon Murray (Blair Spittal 82)
SUBS NOT USED: Sean Dillon, Coll Donaldson, Lewis Toshney, Luis Maria Zwick (GK).
SCORER: Murray (79)

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Lewis Martin, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham (Paul McMullan 85), John Herron, Nat Wedderburn, Joe Cardle (Rhys McCabe HT): Nicky Clark, Farid El Alagui
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Moffat, Michael Paton, Callum Smith, Callum Fordyce, David Hutton (GK)

Dundee United .. Dunfermline
Current League Position
4 6
League Points
48 39
Goal Difference
+6 0
Last 6-League Match Form
LLLWLD DDLWDW
League record Home / Away this season ..
P15, W9, D5, L1 P15, W4, D5, L6

Recent Form
The Pars have won only two of their 22 games this season. They won their last away match at Cappielow on 25th March.
Dundee United have lost only one home game this season that 1-0 defeat was against Hibs on 10th March.

Form last six matches
 . . Dundee United  .  . Dunfermline
 . Falkirk (H) D 1-1  . Raith Rovers (H) W 1-0
 . Queen of South (A) L 2-4  . Hibernian (H) D

1-1

 . Ayr United (H)  .W

 .2-1

 . Morton (A) W 1-0
 . .St Mirren (N) W 2-1  . Ayr United (H)  .L

 .0-1

 . Raith Rovers (A) L 1-2  . .St Mirren (A) D 0-0
 . .St Mirren (A) L 2-3  . Queen of South (H) D 1-1

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Raith Rovers):
Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham, Nat Wedderburn, Rhys McCabe, Paul McMullan (Joe Cardle 89): Michael Moffat, Nicky Clark.
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson Michael Paton, Gavin Reilly, Lewis Martin, Lewis Spence, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUNDEE UNITED (v Falkirk): Cammy Bell (HT): Mark Durnan, Stewart Murdoch, William Edjenguelle, Jamie Robson: Blair Spittal (Alex Nicholls 69), Willo Flood, Tony Andreu, Simon Murray, Scott Allardyce (Charlie Telfer 78) Thomas Mikkelson
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Dixon, Lewis Toshney, Wato Kuate, Nick van der Velden, Luis Maria Zwick (GK)

Referee will be Willie Collum



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Morton v Dunfermline
Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 25th March 2017, kick off 3.00pm at Capplielow.
Queen of the South v Dunfermline
Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 6th May 2017, kick off 3.00pm at Palmerston Park

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