Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Hibernian

Saturday, 25th Feb 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 25th February 2017, 5.15pm kick off at Easter Road

Dunfermline travel to the capital on Saturday for a 5.15pm kick off against League leaders Hibernian. Coming just three days after a famous cup replay victory over their city rivals, they are still on track to defend the Scottish Cup. The Pars have failed to take any points off Neil Lennon`s side this season but are hoping it will be third time lucky. The Hibs boss was very critical of his side`s performance in last weekend`s Championship match against Raith Rovers so he will be hoping that Wednesday`s performance can be replicated against the Fifers.

Milestones Hibernian (Away)

Last League Victory




Last League Defeat




Best League Victory




Worst League Defeat



Div One*

*Pre league reconstruction

This is the 105th league meeting between the clubs with the Edinburgh club having 48 victories to the Pars 22. . In the last twelve meetings Hibs have won eight, Dunfermline two and two matches have been drawn. It has not always been like that, Dunfermline went undefeated in the twelve matches played between December 2001 and December 2004.

Last Twelve League Matches v Hibernian





22/10/16 H 1-3 [1-0] Kallum Higginbotham (pen.), [1-1] Lee Ashcroft og, [1-2] Grant Holt (pen.) [1-3] Brian Graham .
13/08/16 A 1-2 [0-1] Ben Richards-Everton og, [1-1] Gavin Reilly, [1-2] Jason Cummings
07/05/12 A 0-4 [0-1] Docherty, [0-2] Doyle, [0-3] O`Connor, .
[0-4] Hanlon
14/01/12 H 2-3 [1-0] Kirk. [1-1] Griffiths. [1-2] O`Connor. .
[2-2] Buchanan. [2-3] Griffiths.
05/11/11 A 1-0 [1-0] McCann
17/09/11 H 2-2 [0-1] Sproule, [0-2] O`Connor, [1-2] R Thomson, [2-2] Hanlon (og)
07/04/07 H 1-0 [1-0] McGuire
30/12/06 A 0-2 [0-1] Killen, [0-2] Killen (pen)
23/10/06 H 0-4 [0-1] Sproule, [0-2] Killen, [0-3] Benjoullen, .
[0-4] Killen
21/01/06 A 1-3 [0-1] Riordan, [1-1] Donnelly, [1-2] Riordan, .
[1-3] Fletcher .
26/10/05 H 1-2 [0-1] O`Connor, [0-2] O`Connor, [1-2] Mason
30/07/05 A 1-1 [1-0] Shields, [1-1] O`Connor

Last Easter Road Meeting - 13th August 2017
Hibernian 2 Dunfermlne 1

A corner on the right was headed powerfully on target by Darren McGregor. Cardle cleared off the line but Holt sent the ball back at goal and RICHARDS-EVERTON in an attempt to clear headed the ball into his own net. 1-0

The Dunfermline fans erupted to greet a 57th minute equaliser. It was a great run from Cardle that let him slip the ball into the box for Gavin REILLY to run on to and pick his spot left of the advancing keeper. 1-1

Hibs second goal on 78 minutes was a personal disaster for Fordyce who was perfectly placed in front of goal to clear a cross from the right but he completely missed connection and CUMMINGS has a simple job in sticking the ball in the Fifers net. 2-1

The manner of the defeat was disappointing but on what was a day to judge the Pars prospects against one of the main contenders this performance had plenty of positives for the 1235 travelling Pars supporters.

HIBS: Ross Laidlaw: Darren McGregor, Paul Hanlon, Liam Fontaine (Dylan McGeough 74): David Gray, John McGinn, Marvyn Bartley (Jordan Forster 92), James Keatings, Lewis Stevenson: Grant Holt (Martin Boyle 69), Jason Cummings
SUBS NOUT USED: Alex Harris, Scott Martin, Callum Crane, Otso Virtanen (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: David Hutton: Ryan Williamson, Callum Fordyce, Ben Richards-Everton, Lewis Martin: Rhys McCabe, Andy Geggan (c), Kallum Higginbotham, Joe Cardle: Michael Moffat (David Hopkirk 82), Gavin Reilly.
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Paton, Paul McMullan, Scott Lochhead, Lewis Spence, Jason Talbot, Cammy Gill (GK)

Hibernian DDunfermlinene
Current League Position
1 6
Last Six Results
League Points
50 26
Goal Difference
+26 -5
Home / Away League Record
P13, W8, D4, L1 P12, W3, D3, L6

 . . .Form last six matches.
 . . Hibernian .  .  . Dunfermline  .
 . Hearts (H) W 3-1  . Hamilton Accies (A) D 1-1
 . Raith Rovers (A) D 1-1  . Hamilton Accies (H) D 1-1
 . Hearts (A) D 0-0  . Falkirk (A) L  .0-2
 . Ayr United (H) D 1-1  . Dundee United (H) D 1-1
 . Queen of South (A) W 1-0  . Alloa Athletic (A) W


 . Bonnyrigg Rose (A) W


 . St Mirren (H) D


Last Time Out

(v Hamilton Accies): Sean Murdoch: Lewis Martin, Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Paul McMullan (Michael Paton 96), John Herron, Nat Wedderburn, Kallum Higginbotham (Joe Cardle 96): Nicky Clark (Gavin Reilly 69), Michael Moffat (Rhys McCabe 83)
SUBS NOT USED: David Hopkirk, Stuart Morrison, David Hutton (GK)

HIBS (v Hearts): Ofir Marciano: David Gray, Darren McGregor, Liam Fontaine, Lewis Stevenson, Chris Humphrey (Andrew Shinnie 5), Marvin Boyle, Martin Bartley, John McGinn, Grant Holt (Brian Graham 76), Jason Cummings (Fraser Fyvie 89).
SUBS NOT USED: Scott Martin, Callum Donaldson, James Keatings, Ross Laidlaws (GK)

Referee will be John Beaton.

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