13 April 2024
Airdrieonians
Dean McMaster (45), Gavin Gallagher (63)

2

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HT 1 - 0
Dunfermline Athletic
Malachi Fagan-Walcott (61)
Airdrieonians
Dean McMaster (45), Gavin Gallagher (63)
2
Dunfermline Athletic
Malachi Fagan-Walcott (61)

1

The games are running out and Dunfermline travel through to face Airdrieonians in the fourth last fixture of the league campaign. Rhys McCabe’s men always provide a tough match for the Pars but with both teams challenging for a play-off place this match is vitally important and likely to be exceptionally competitive. Last season the two matches at the Excelsior were hotly contested with the Pars winning the first in February 4-3 from 3-0 down and then holding on for a 1-1 draw with just nine men in April. In December Dunfermline won 2-1 but only last month the Diamonds went to Fife and recorded a 2-0 win at the KDM Group East End Park.

The two promoted sides have held their own in the league this season with this meeting coming with the teams currently sitting in fourth and fifth places.

Milestones v Airdrieonians

Last Victory: 09/12/23 | 2-1 | Championship
Last Defeat: 23/04/16 | 0-3 | League One
Best Victory:
11/02/23 | 4-3 | League One
17/10/64 | 4-3 | Division One
17/09/49 | 4-3 | League Cup
Worst Defeat:
30/10/54 | 2-6 | Division Two
22/02/36 | 2-6 | Division One
09/04/27 | 2-6 | Division One
Last Goalless Draw: 31/12/94 | Division One
First Meeting: 09/04/27 | 2-6 | Division One

Last Meeting at the Excelsior Stadium
cinch Championship, 9th December 2023
Airdrieonians 1 Dunfermline 2

In 37 minutes the first goal of the game would be scored by former Airdrie player, Josh EDWARDS. McCann’s forceful run up the right beat off his marker and he crossed for his team mate at the far post. 0-1

James McPake’s two substitutes combined to create the second goal of the afternoon. Jakubiak broke down the left, his cutback was behind McCann but TODD executed the shot to beat Rae from 18 yards out. 69 minutes on the clock and 0-2

Jakubiak was thwarted by Rae in the first minute of added time and Dunfermline would have seen the match out with a clean sheet but the home side were awarded an undisputed penalty in 92nd minute. Calum GALLAGHER converted but despite a late push by Airdrie, the Fifers secured three valuable points to create a four points cushion over their opponents.

AIRDRIEONIANS: Josh Rae: Craig Watson, Callum Fordyce, Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, Mason Hancock: Gavin Gallagher, Dean McMaster, Adam Frizzell (c) (Josh O’Connor 60), Kanayo Megwa: Liam McStravick
, Nikolay Todorov (Calum Gallagher 60)
SUBS NOT USED: Elliot Dunlop, Rhys McCabe, Gabby McGill, Joe Cassidy, Alasdair Spalding, David Hutton (GK), Cade Melrose (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Chris Hamilton (c), Ewan Otoo: Michael O’Halloran, Paul Allan, Joe Chalmers, Ben Summers (Matty Todd 60), Josh Edwards: Craig Wighton (Alex Jakubiak 60), Lewis McCann (Owen Moffat 78).
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Ewan McLeod, Harry Sharp (GK), Max Little (GK)

League Record

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 5th
League Points: 42
Goal Difference: -4
Away League Record: P16 W6 D6 L4 GF19 GA18
Last Six Match Form: LLWWWD

AIRDRIEONIANS
League Position: 4th
League Points: 48
Goal Difference: +5
Home League Record: P16 W8 D4 L4 GF25 GA17
Last Six Match Form: WWLWWW

Last six matches

DUNFERMLINE
Partick Thistle (H) D 1-1
Arbroath (A) W 3-2
Morton (A) W 1-0
Dundee United (H) W 3-1
Raith Rovers (A) L 0-2
Airdrieonians (H) L 0-2

AIRDRIEONIANS
Raith Rovers (A) W 3-1
Morton (H) W 3-1
Arbroath (A) W 2-1
Ayr United (A) L 1-2
The New Saints (N) W 2-1
Arbroath (H) W 5-2

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Partick Thistle): Deniz Mehmet, Miles Welch-Hayes, Kyle Benedictus (c), Malachi Fagan-Walcott, Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Joe Chalmers (Owen Moffat 57), Ewan Otoo, Josh Edwards, Matty Todd (Brad Holmes 87), Chris Kane, Alex Jakubiak (Lewis McCann 64).
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys Breen, Sam Fisher, Michael O’Halloran, Taylor Sutherland, Xavier Benjamin, Max Little (GK)

AIRDRIEONIANS (v Raith Rovers): Robbie Hemfrey: Cammy Ballantyne, Craig Watson, Callum Fordyce, Mason Hancock: Dean McMaster (Chris Donnell 87), Adam Frizzell (c) (Arron Lyall 87), Charlie Telfer, Kanayo Megwa: 
Gabby McGill (Lewis McGregor 67), Nikolay Todorov
SUBS NOT USED: Aaron Taylor-Sinclair, Calum Gallagher, Josh O’Connor, Elliot Dunlop, Gavin Gallagher, David Hutton (GK).

The referee will be Grant Irvine, his third Dunfermline match this season. He was the referee in the opening league game in which Dunfermline defeated Airdrieonians 2-1 and in which he red carded Rhys Breen.

Other Championship Fixtures

Morton v Dundee United (Friday)
Ayr United v Arbroath
Queen’s Park v Inverness Caley Thistle
Raith Rovers v Partick Thistle

Last 12 Meetings

05/03/24Dunfermline0Airdrieonians2
09/12/23Airdrieonians1Dunfermline2
05/08/23Dunfermline2Airdrieonians1
22/04/23Airdrieonians1Dunfermline1
18/02/23Dunfermline1Airdrieonians1
11/02/23Airdrieonians3Dunfermline4
27/08/22Dunfermline1Airdrieonians1
23/04/16Airdrieonians3Dunfermline0
29/01/16Dunfermline0Airdrieonians1
14/11/15Airdrieonians0Dunfermline2
26/09/15Dunfermline1Airdrieonians1
02/05/15Airdrieonians3Dunfermline2

Last 6 Matches

Airdrieonians

Dunfermline Athletic

  • W
Raith Rovers
(Away)
3-1
  • D
Partick Thistle
(Home)
1-1
  • W
Greenock Morton
(Home)
3-1
  • W
Arbroath
(Away)
3-2
  • W
Arbroath
(Away)
2-1
  • W
Greenock Morton
(Away)
1-0
  • L
Ayr United
(Away)
1-2
  • W
Dundee United
(Home)
3-1
  • W
The New Saints
()
2-1
  • W
Raith Rovers
(Away)
0-2
  • W
Arbroath
(Home)
5-2
  • L
Airdrieonians
(Home)
0-2

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