7 March 2023
Dunfermline Athletic
Rhys Breen (67) Matty Todd (75)

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HT 0 - 0
Falkirk
Dunfermline Athletic
Rhys Breen (67) Matty Todd (75)
2
Falkirk

0

PREVIEW FALKIRK

Tuesday, 7th Mar 2023

cinch League One (home) v Falkirk, Tuesday 7th March 2023, 7.45pm kick off at The KDM Group East End Park – Home tickets sold out

This is the long awaited and greatly anticipated derby match against Falkirk. Originally frozen off on 2nd January when Dunfermline led third placed Bairns by seven points, the gap is now five points and it is first v second.

Matches between the two sides are always keenly contested and it is unlikely that the predicted cold spell will do anything to cool the rivalry. A bumper crowd is predicted.

Milestones Falkirk (Home)

Last Victory | 09/10/20 | 2-0 | League Cup
Last Defeat | 10/11/18 | 0-1 | Championship
Best Victory | 13/04/66 | 6-1 | Division 1
Worst Defeat | 02/01/52 | 0-6 | Division 2
First Meeting | 04/09/26 | 0-1 | Scottish First Division
Last Goalless Draw | 17/11/87 | Scottish Premier League

Dunfermline v Falkirk: The Full League Record
TOTALS | P104 | W36 | D23 | L45 | F125 | A140

Last Meeting at East End Park
Saturday 17th September 2022, League One

Dunfermline 1-1 Falkirk
Sat, 17th Sep 2022

 

A Kyle Benedictus penalty countered Calumn Morrison’s first half opener and the sides had to settle for a point apiece in this strongly contested derby.

From a 30th minute Dunfermline corner Hogarth’s throw sent the impressively quick Burrell racing away down the right. He evaded the challenge of Comrie and then Macdonald to set up Nesbitt who switched the ball for Calumn MORRISON who could hardly miss at the far post. 0-1

There was almost an immediate reply but the crossbar kept out Nikolay Todorov’s header and then his follow up cleared the horizontal.

Ten minutes into the second half a sweeping pass from Todd sent Todorov down the right and on reaching the byeline he squared for McCann who failed to meet the strong cross but the referee awarded a spot kick for a Liam Henderson foul on Todorov. Captain BENEDICTUS stepped up and smashed the ball past Hogarth for his first Dunfermline goal, 1-1.

Despite there being 35 minutes remaining there would be no further scoring and it was the first draw between the sides in eight meetings.

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen (Sam Fisher 90+3), Josh Edwards: Joe Chalmers: Kyle Macdonald (Craig Wighton 86), Matthew Todd, Chris Mochrie: Lewis McCann, Nikolay Todorov
SUBS NOT USED: Chris Hamilton, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Max Little (GK)

FALKIRK: Nicky Hogarth: Leon McCann, Coll Donaldson, Liam Henderson, Aidan Nesbitt, Stephen McGinn (c), Finn Yeats, Calumn Morrison, Rumarn Burrell (Kai Kennedy 88), Gary Oliver (Steven Hetherington 82), Craig McGuffie (Lawal Oluwasegan 82)
SUBS NOT USED: Seb Ross, Brad McKay, Sean Mackie, Finlay Malcolm, Pearse Carroll, Paddy Martin (GK).

Last 12 Matches v Falkirk

Dunfermline have won seven of the last twelve meetings, Falkirk three and two have been drawn including the most recent at East End Park in September.

05/11/22 | (A) | 1-0 | W | League One
17/09/22 | (H) | 1-1 | D | League One
09/10/00 | (H) | 2-0 | W | League Cup
13/04/19 | (H) | 0-1 | L | Championship
29/12/18 | (A) | 4-2 | W | Championship
10/11/18 | (H) | 0-1 | L | Championship
06/10/18 | (A) | 2-0 | W | Championship
07/04/18 | (A) | 2-1 | W | Championship
02/01/18 | (H) | 2-0 | W | Championship
04/11/17 | (A) | 1-1 | D | Championship
05/10/17 | (A) | 0-2 | L | Irn Bru Cup
19/08/17 | (H) | 3-1 | W | Championship

Recent Form

Falkirk are undefeated in the twelve league games since they lost to the Pars on 5th November. The Bairns have won ten of their last eleven matches and they haven’t lost away from home since the beginning of September.

Dunfermline have now gone fourteen games without defeat and haven’t lost at home this season.

Last six matches

DUNFERMLINE
Alloa Athletic (H) W 2-0
Queen of the South (A) W 2-0
Airdrieonians (H) D 1-1
Airdrieonians (A) W 4-3
Montrose (H) W 2-0
Clyde (A) D 1-1

FALKIRK
Peterhead (H) W 5-0
Airdrieonians (A) W 3-1
Alloa Athletic (H) W 1-0
Darvel (A) W 5-1
Alloa Athletic (A) D 1-1
Kelty Hearts (A) W 2-1

League Record

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 1st
League Points: 59
Goal Difference: +28
Home League Record: P13 W7 D6 L0 GF21 GA9
Last Six Match Form: DWWDWW

FALKIRK
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 54
Goal Difference: +29
Away League Record: P8 W6 D4 L2 GF23 GA126
Last Six Match Form: WDWWWW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE v Alloa Athletic:Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie (Kyle Macdonald 20), Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen, Ewan Otoo: Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Chris Hamilton, Joe Chalmers, Matthew Todd (Kevin O ‘Hara 61), Chris Mochrie (Paul McGowan 74): Craig Wighton (Lewis McCann 61).
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Allan, Miller Fenton, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK).

FALKIRK (v Peterhead): Brian Kinnear: Blaine Rowe, Sean Mackie, Coll Donaldson, Leon McCann: Liam Henderson, (Maksym Kucheriavyi), Calumn Morrison (Rumarn Burrell 84), Stephen McGinn (Craig McGuffie 76), Kai Kennedy (Matthew Wright 76): Aidan Nesbitt: Gary Oliver (Jordan Allan 61).
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Finn Yeats, Brad McKay, PJ Morrison (GK).

Referee will be Euan Anderson, the majority of his matches this season have be in the Premiership. This is just his second match in League One this season.

Last 12 Meetings

05/11/22Falkirk0Dunfermline1
17/09/22Dunfermline1Falkirk1
09/10/20Dunfermline2Falkirk0
Dunfermline0Falkirk1
29/12/18Falkirk2Dunfermline4
10/11/18Dunfermline0Falkirk1
06/10/18Falkirk0Dunfermline2
07/04/18Falkirk1Dunfermline2
02/01/18Dunfermline2Falkirk0
04/11/17Falkirk1Dunfermline1
05/10/17Falkirk2Dunfermline0
19/08/17Dunfermline3Falkirk1

Last 6 Matches

Dunfermline Athletic

Falkirk

  • W
Alloa Athletic
(Home)
2-0
  • W
Peterhead
(Home)
5-0
  • W
Queen of the South
(Away)
2-0
  • W
Airdrieonians
(Away)
3-1
  • D
Airdrieonians
(Home)
1-1
  • W
Alloa Athletic
(Home)
1-0
  • W
Airdrieonians
(Away)
4-3
  • D
Alloa Athletic
(Away)
1-1
  • W
Montrose
(Home)
2-0
  • W
Kelty Hearts
(Away)
2-1
  • D
Clyde
(Away)
1-1
  • W
FC Edinburgh
(Away)
2-1

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