Saturday, 29th Apr 2023
cinch League One (home) v Clyde, Saturday 29th April 2023, 3.00pm kick off at The KDM Group East End Park
Saturday will be Trophy Day at Dunfermline when the League One champions last home match of the 2022-2023 season is against ninth placed Clyde. The Bully Wee need a maximum of two points from their final two fixtures to make sure they do not face automatic relegation and have the chance to save their place in League One by way of the play-offs. Dunfermline need two wins from their final two matches to set a new points record for a league season.
The Full League Record v Clyde
At East End Park: P43 W20 D16 L7 F103 A61
Away to Clyde: P41 W14 D6 L21 F53 A72
TOTALS: P84 W34 D22 L28 F156 A133
Milestones v Clyde (Home)
Last Victory | 14-11-2020 | W | 3-2 | League Cup
Last Defeat | 16-03-1974 | L | 2-3 | Division One
Best Victory | 19-09-2008 | W | 7-2 | Division One
Worst Defeat | 17-11-1951 | L | 3-7 | Division Two
Last Goalless Draw | 23/04/83 | Division One
First ever match | 06/12/24 | W | 1-0 | Division Two
Last Time at the KDM Group East End Park
Dunfermline 2-2 Clyde
Sat, 12th Nov 2022
Two silly goals to lose and a lacklustre Pars performance deeply disappointed both fans and manager.
Clyde took a 23rd minute lead when ALLAN ran on to a Cameron ball and despite Edwards attempts to stop him, was able to stick the ball in off the foot of right post amidst defensive confusion. 0-1
The Bully Wee went further ahead when a soft touch on his own 18 yard line from Edwards let ALLAN in to find the net for the second time in ten minutes. It was Cameron who headed on a long kick from Parry for the striker to take advantage and make it 0-2.
It took a 65th minute penalty to get the Pars back into the game. A speedy run up the right by Ritchie-Hosler was punctuated by a superb cross that saw Mochrie line up to net only to be bowled over by Cameron. Referee Alan Muir immediately pointed to the penalty spot and BENEDICTUS stepped up to smash the ball past Parry despite the keeper choosing correctly to dive to his right. 1-2
The goal lifted the crowd and the players belief that Dunfermline could avert the first home defeat to Clyde in over 48 years but there was a close one at the Pars end as Cunningham released a shot that only went narrowly wide left. Four minutes from the end of the 90 Wighton was brought down on the edge of the Clyde box by Peter Grant earning himself a yellow card. Chalmers shot from the setpiece hit the hand of Ray Grant on the left side of the four man wall and again Referee Alan Muir awarded a second penalty kick and yet again BENEDICTUS crashed the ball past Parry who this time went to his left but the Fifers captain chose to go left again. 2-2
DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Josh Edwards, Kyle Macdonald (Kane Ritchie-Hosler HT), Joe Chalmers, Chris Mochrie, Matthew Todd, Robbie Mahon (Nikolay Todorov HT), Craig Wighton.
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys Breen, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Liam Hoggan, Max Little (GK)
CLYDE: Neil Parry: Liam Scullion, Steven Thicot, Jon Craig, Peter Grant, Ewan Cameron, Kurtis Roberts, Ray Grant, Paul Kennedy (Morgaro Gomis 66), Ross Cunningham (Oliver McDonald 90): Jordan Allan (Nathan Hendji 89)
SUBS NOT USED: Trialist
Dunfermline’s draw at the Excelsior Stadium last Saturday extended their unbeaten league run to twenty two games and they have reach the final home game undefeated in their 22 home matches this season.
Clyde have only won once away from home this season and that was back in July. They have won only two league matches since August but with one win and three draws they are currently undefeated in their last four games.
League Position: 1st
League Points: 75
Goal Difference: +39
Home League Record: P17 W9 D8 L0 GF28 GA9
Last Six Match Form: WDDWWD
League Position: 9th
League Points: 21
Goal Difference: -33
Away League Record: P17 W1 D3 L13 GF11 GA34
Last Six Match Form: LLDDWD
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Airdrieonians): Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Ewan Otoo, Josh Edwards: Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Kyle Macdonald 75), Paul Allan (Robbie Mahon HT), Joe Chalmers, Chris Mochrie: Lewis McCann (Kevin O’Hara 55), Craig Wighton (Chris Hamilton 65)
SUBS NOT USED: Nikolay Todorov, Miller Fenton, Taylor Sutherland, Max Little (GK).
CLYDE (v Peterhead): Ryan Mullen: Ross Lyon, Erik Sula, Brian McLean (c), Jon Craig: Barry Cuddihy, Darren Hynes (Olly McDonald 75), Kurtis Roberts, Liam Scullion (Cameron Salkeld 64), Docherty, Martin Rennie (Conner Duthie 64).
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Kennedy, Steven Thicot, Euan Cameron, Rico Quitongo, Neil Parry (GK).
Referee will be Colin Steven.
Other League One fixtures
Airdrieonians v Queen of the South
Kelty Hearts v Peterhead
Montrose v Alloa Athletic
Queen of the South
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