7 January 2023
FC Edinburgh

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Dunfermline Athletic
Craig Wighton (20)
FC Edinburgh
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Dunfermline Athletic
Craig Wighton (20)

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PREVIEW FC EDINBURGH

Saturday, 7th Jan 2023

cinch League One (away) v FC Edinburgh, Saturday 7th January 2023, kick off 3.00pm at Meadowbank Stadium

When the Dunfermline v Falkirk match was frozen off on 2nd January, FC Edinburgh were able to take advantage coming back from two goals behind to grab all three points in an impressive 5-3 win away to Airdrieonians.

The capital side’s win at the Penny Cars Stadium took Alan Maybury’s side to within one point of Dunfermline and they will have an eye on another win this Saturday to take them to the top of the table. The club that secured promotion from League Two last season by way of the play offs have lost six league games this season but have only lost to three clubs – Falkirk, Queen of the South and Dunfermline.

Milestones v FC Edinburgh (away)

Last Victory | 06/08/2022 | 3-0 | League One
Last Defeat | 20/07/2019 | 0-1 | League Cup
Best Victory | 11/11/1933 | 6-1 | Division Two
Last Goalless Draw | none
First League meeting | 30/04/1932 | 1-4 | Division Two

Results Record v FC Edinburgh / Edinburgh City
P14 W11 D1 L2 GF46 GA17

Last Meeting in Edinburgh
Saturday 6th August 2022, League One

FC Edinburgh 0-3 Dunfermline
Sat, 6th Aug 2022

 

Dunfermline were on fire from the start in this their first away league match of the season. Two attempts by Lewis McCann had been denied but when Wighton was cut down by Johnson out on the left, Allan was able to deliver the ball into the box and McCANN rose above everyone to head in the 14th minute opener. 0-1

There was then an opportunity from the penalty spot after Jack Brydon brought down Wighton. Referee Barry Cook immediately showed the FC Edinburgh defender a 27th minute red card but when McCann struck the setpiece to the keeper’s right, he chose the right way and held the effort.

The second Pars goal did duly arrive from a 41st minute Allan corner, his cross from the left dropped at Chalmers left foot and his shot was finished by McCANN. 0-2

The points were sealed in 72nd when Chalmers was able to thread a ball through to MOCHRIE who rolled the ball past Mutch to notch a debut goal. 0-3

FC EDINBURGH: Robbie Mutch: Robbie McIntyre (c), Jack Brydon, Liam Fontaine: Emmanuel Johnson (Lee Hamilton 38), Calum Crane (Allan Delferriere 74), Kyle Jacobs (Kieran Watson 74), Daniel Handling (Innes Murray 61), Kieran MacDonald, Ryan Shanley (Ouzy See 61), John Robertson.
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Travis, Ciaran Brian, Mark Docherty, Sam Ramsbottom (GK).
YELLOW CARD: Shanley (37)
RED CARD: Brydon (27)

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards: Paul Allan: Matthew Todd, Joe Chalmers (Kyle Macdonald 74): Kevin O’Hara, Lewis McCann (Nikolay Todorov 74), Craig Wighton (Chris Mochrie 64).
SUBS NOT USED: Sam Young, Max Little (GK)

Recent Form

FC Edinburgh have won four and drawn one of their last five league games. Drumchapel United’s shock Scottish Cup win has been their only setback in the last six matches. They are undefeated at home since losing to Queen of the South on 5th November.

Dunfermline have now gone nine games without defeat and have lost only once away in the league – at Montrose. They have won seven of these last nine matches but have had two of their last three games postponed because of the weather.

League Record

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 1st
League Points: 39
Goal Difference: +16
Away League Record: P9 W7 D1 L1 GF15 GA3
Last Six Match Form: WWWDWW

FC EDINBURGH
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 38
Goal Difference: +13
Home League Record: P10 W6 D1 L3 GF19 GA15
Last Six Match Form: WLWDWW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Kelty Hearts): Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen (Kyle Macdonald 66), Aaron Comrie, Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Nikolay Todorov 66), Joe Chalmers (Chris Hamilton 66), Chris Mochrie (Lewis McCann 52), Josh Edwards: Matthew Todd: Craig Wighton,.
SUBS NOT USED: Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK)

FC EDINBURGH (v Airdrieonians): Robbie Mutch: James Craigen, Jack Brydon, Liam Fontaine, Robbie McIntyre, Innes Murray, Kyle Jacobs, Calum Crane, Danny Handling (Emmanuel Johnson 89), Ryan Shanley (Kieran MacDonald 86), John Robertson (Ouzy See 45)
SUBS NOT USED: Lee Hamilton, Callum Tapping, Sam Ramsbottom (GK)

Referee will be Stewart Luke.

Other League One Fixtures

Clyde v Kelty Hearts
Falkirk v Montrose
Peterhead v Airdrieonians
Queen of the South v Alloa Athletic

Last 12 Meetings

15/10/22Dunfermline1FC Edinburgh0
06/08/22FC Edinburgh0Dunfermline3
20/07/19FC Edinburgh1Dunfermline0
24/01/98Dunfermline7Edinburgh City2
08/04/39Dunfermline2Dunfermline1
26/11/38Edinburgh City2Dunfermline3
18/12/37Edinburgh City3Dunfermline5
10/03/34Dunfermline7Edinburgh City0
11/11/33Edinburgh City1Dunfermline6
05/11/32Edinburgh City1Dunfermline3
24/08/32Dunfermline4FC Edinburgh0

Last 6 Matches

FC Edinburgh

Dunfermline Athletic

  • W
Airdrieonians
(Away)
5-3
  • W
Kelty Hearts
(Away)
2-1
  • W
Peterhead
(Home)
4-0
  • W
Arbroath
(Away)
5-1
  • D
Montrose
(Home)
2-2
  • D
Queen of the South
(Home)
1-1
  • W
Clyde
(Away)
2-0
  • W
Forfar Athletic
(Home)
4-0
  • L
Drumchapel United
(Away)
0-1
  • W
Peterhead
(Away)
2-0
  • W
Alloa Athletic
(Home)
4-3
  • W
Celtic B
(Home)
2-1

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