Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Queen of the South

Saturday, 17th Dec 2016

Ladbrokes Championship: After winning five Championship matches in a row, Queen of the South have now gone ten without a win.

Dunfermline travelled to Dumfries on Saturday in search of the three points that would lift them above their opponents and into sixth place. Queen of the South last registered a league win back on 17th September but under new management they will have lots of incentives and the Pars may find it tough to add to the solitary league win on the road so far this season.

Pars manager Allan Johnston celebrated his 43rd birthday on 14th December and he will be wanting to celebrate that with a win over the club he managed to the Second Division championship and Scottish Challenge Cup success in season 2012-2013.

Pars v Queen of the South: The Full League Record
 . P W D L F A
At East End Park 34 23 5 6 84 37
At Palmerston Park 36 13 5 18 46 61
Division One (before 1975) 16 8 1 7 31 25
Division Two (before 1975) 16 8 0 8 35 31
First Division (since 1975) 29 17 6 6 55 36
Second Division (since 1975) 8 3 3 2 9 5
Championship (since 2016) 1 0 0 1 0 1
TOTALS 70 36 10 24 130 98

The Pars record against the Dumfries men is fairly good winning more matches than they lose and draw put together. There have been 70 league meetings between the clubs with the Fifers having won 36 of them, QOS 24 with 10 having been drawn. .

Milestones v Queen of the South (away)

Last League Victory



Div One

Last League Defeat



Div One

Best League Victory



Div One

Worst League Defeat



Div One

In the last dozen league meetings Dunfermline have won seven, lost five and there have been no drawn league matches since March 2008.

Last 12 League Matches v Queen of the South





27/08/16 H 0-1 L Championship
16/04/11 H 6-1 W Scottish Division One
26/02/11 A 3-1 W Scottish Division One
11/12/10 H 1-0 W Scottish Division One
02/10/10 A 0-2 L Scottish Division One
27/03/10 A 0-2 L Scottish Division One
13/03/10 H 3-1 W Scottish Division One
01/12/09 A 2-1 W Scottish Division One
26/09/09 H 1-4 L Scottish Division One
02/05/09 A 3-0 W Scottish Division One
31/01/09 H 0-2 L Scottish Division One
13/12/08 A 2-1 W Scottish Division One

Last visit to Palmerston Park - Saturday 26th February 2011

The match was goalless at half time but in 51 minutes. McDougall`s delivery was met by Liam BUCHANAN and the ball was bundled over the line for the Fifers to take the lead.

Four minutes later Bob HARRIS scored the own goal of the season. Under pressure from Andy Kirk the Queens defender presumably was looking for a fellow defender sent the ball sweetly past Hutton from an angle on the right and it was 2-0.

McLaren delivered that from the left, Smith came out and failed to take and when Weatherston turned the ball back into the six yard box it was 30 year old Colin McMENAMIN who forced the ball home.

David Graham produced some magic on the right flank, skinned his markers and pulled the ball back from the byeline for McDougall to thrash a shot on target but Hutton beat that away but CARDLE was perfectly placed to net number three.

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: David Hutton. David Lilley (c), Craig Reid, Bob Harris. Ryan McGuffie, Rocco Quinn (Ian McShane 45), Danny Orsi. Willie McLaren. Colin McMenamin, Derek Holmes, David Weatherston.
SUBS NOT USED: Roddy McKenzie, Kevin Holt, Kieran O`Hear, Ryan Smillie
YELLOW CARD: Harris (14), Lilley (48), McMenamin (57), Orsi (63),
SCORER: McMemanin (68)

DUNFERMLINE: Chris Smith. Calum Woods, Chris Higgins, Alex Keddie, Austin McCann (c). Steven McDougall, Martin Hardie, Gary Mason, David Graham. Liam Buchanan (Joe Cardle 75), Andy Kirk (Ryan Thomson 84).
SUBS NOT USED: Alex Burke, Jordan White, Kyle Allison
SCORER: Buchanan (51), Harris (og 55), Cardle (88)

How they stand

Queen of the South . Dunfermline
Current League Position
6 7
Last Six League Form
League Points
19 16
Goal Difference
-6 -7
Home / Away League Records
P8 W3 D1 L4 P8 W1 D2 L5

Dumbarton and St Mirren have both left Palmerston Park this month with all three points. .Dunfermline have won just one away match in this league campaign - at The Paisley 2021 Stadium v St Mirren

Recent Form - 
 . Queen of the South  .




 . Dunfermline .
 . Falkirk (A) D 2-2  . Morton (H) W 2-1
 . St Mirren (H) L 2-3  . Ayr United (H) D 1-1
 . Dumbarton (H) L 1-2  . .Buckie Thistle (A) W 5-3
 . Albion Rovers (A) L 1-2  . St Mirren (A) W 1-0
 . Hibernian (A) L 0-4  . Dundee United (H) L 0-1
 . Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-0  . Dundee United (A) L


After winning five Championship matches in a row, Queen of the South have now gone ten without a win. Stephen Dobbie is the league`s leading goalscorer on nine goals and between them Dobbie and former Pars striker Derek Lyle have accounted for 16 of Queens twenty league goals.

Last Time Out

 Sean Murdoch: Conner Duthie (Ryan Williamson 58), Callum Fordyce (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham, John Herron (Nat Wedderburn HT), Rhys McCabe, Paul McMullan: Nicky Clark (Farid El Alagui 84), Michael Moffat.
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Paton, Joe Cardle, Gavin Reilly, David Hutton (GK)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Falkirk): Lee Robinson: Jamie Hamill, Andy Dowie, Chris Higgins, Jordan Marshall: Darren Brownlie, Grant Anderson (Daniel Carmichael 82), Mark Millar (Owen Moxon 89), Kyle Jacobs: Derek Lyle (Ross Fergusson 85), Stephen Dobbie.
SUBS NOT USED: Scott Hooper, Ryan Nelson, Dean Brotherston, Jim Atkinson (GK)

Referee will be John McKendrick

C`mon Ye Pars!

Footnote: The return match at East End Park on Saturday 18th February 2017 has been postponed due to Queen of the South`s Irn-Bru Cup Semi Final due to be played that day. A re-arranged date for the game has still to be set.

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