Saturday, 14th Jan 2023
cinch League One (home) v Peterhead, Saturday 14th January 2023, kick off 3.00pm at The KDM Group East End Park
This Saturday in what will be the Pars only home game in January it is top v bottom when Dunfermline host Peterhead. On their last visit the visitors proved that there are no easy matches in this league as they left with one point from a 2-2 draw.
The sides last met on 19th November when Davie Nicholls was in temporary charge after the departure of Jim McInally. The Pars won that second match 2-0 and ten days later the former Aberdeen, Rangers and Leeds defender David Robertson was appointed their new manager. The league leaders will have to treat their opponents with caution.
Milestones Peterhead (Home)
Last Victory | 17/07/18 | 3-0 | League Cup
Last Defeat | none
Best Victory | 22/08/17 | 5-1 | League Cup
Worst Defeat | none
First Meeting | 27/09/14 | 3-0 | League One
Last Goalless Draw | 07/11/15 | League One
Last time at East End Park
Saturday 1st October 2022, League One
Dunfermline 2-2 Peterhead
Sat, 1st Oct 2022
Having scored second half goals to lead 2-0 with three minutes remaining Dunfermline failed to see the game out and the 2-2 draw felt like a defeat in the circumstances.
It took until midway through the second half before the first goal came along. Edwards was able to swing the ball over to the far post where BREEN challenged and was able to squeeze the opener in between Paul Dixon and Andrew Macdonald. 1-0
A second Dunfermline goal came from another Edwards cross that TODOROV met at the far post in 84 minutes. 2-0
The importance of the two goal cushion became apparent when Jason BROWN bundled the ball over the Pars goalline in 87th minute. The goal came from a throw in that Kyle Benedictus tried to clear, the ball broke off sub Jordan Brown on to Breen and across the goal where the Peterhead player had a tap on to make it 2-1.
The men from the north then put up a spirited attempt to take away a point and they succeeded in the fourth minute of time added on when Macdonald swept over a free kick from the right that Mikey HEWITT lobbed into the net with a looping header. The 21 year old on-loan Ayr United player’s first senior goal, 2-2.
DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards: Joe Chalmers (Chris Hamilton 68): Kyle Macdonald (Craig Wighton HT), Matthew Todd (Kane Ritchie-Hosler 87), Chris Mochrie: Lewis McCann (Robbie Mahon 78), Nikolay Todorov
SUBS NOT USED: Sam Fisher, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Max Little (GK)
PETERHEAD: Tom Ritchie: Max Gillies, Jason Brown, Andrew McDonald, Paul Dixon (Cody McLeod 81): Ryan Strachan, Michael Hewitt, Robbie Scullion (Jordon Brown 73), Ryan Dow, Jack Brown, Ramez Hefzalla (Danny Strachan 50).
SUBS NOT USED: Prince Asare, Sandy Wood (GK).
Dunfermline and Peterhead have met thirteen times, the Blue Toon have won once in 2015/16 season, the Pars have won six and six matches have been drawn including the first meeting this season at East End Park last month.
Peterhead have drawn one and lost five of their last six matches. They have failed to score in any of those six matches. Their only win in their 26 matches this season was 2-1 over Kelty Hearts at home in September. Their 3-0 win over Clyde in April was their only away win of 2022.
Dunfermline have gone seven league games without defeat. They are unbeaten at home this season but have dropped points in drawing four times including to ninth and tenth placed clubs, Clyde and Peterhead.
League Position: 1st
League Points: 42
Goal Difference: +17
Home League Record: P9 W4 D5 L0 GF12 GA8
Last Six Match Form: WWDWWW
League Position: 10th
League Points: 8
Goal Difference: -38
Away League Record: P10 W0 D3 L7 GF6 GA27
Last Six Match Form: LLLLDL
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v FC Edinburgh): Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Aaron Comrie: Kyle Macdonald, Chris Hamilton, Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Matthew Todd: Craig Wighton (Chris Mochrie 63), Lewis McCann (Nikolay Todorov 87)
SUBS NOT USED: Kevin O’Hara, Miller Fenton, Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Sam Young, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK)
PETERHEAD (v Airdrieonians): Tom Ritchie: Jason Brown, Kevin Joshua, Andrew McDonald, Jordan Brown (Jack Brown 87), Ryan Strachan, Andrew McCarthy, Jack Wilkie (Boris Melingui 87), Daniel Fosu, Kieran Shanks, Kusel Gabriel (Danny Strachan 45).
SUBS NOT USED: David Wilson, Cody McLeod, Enock Walusimbi, Sandy Wood (GK).
Other League One Fixtures
Alloa Athletic v FC Edinburgh
Falkirk v Clyde
Kelty Hearts v Airdrieonians
Montrose v Queen of the South
Queen of the South
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