Dunfermline will provide the opposition as Forfar Athletic ‘christen’ their new Station Park playing surface on Tuesday night. By coincidence Dunfermline were also the ‘Loons’ opponents ten years back for what was the first game to be played on an artificial surface at the ground.
On that occasion however it was a Challenge Cup first round tie and the home side won 3-2. Joe Cardle and Andy Barrowman had the visitors 2-1 up at half time but Danny Denholm and Gavin Swankie turned the tie in the second half.
Milestones Forfar Athletic (away)
Last Victory | 26/12/15 | 4-2 | League One
Last Defeat | 16/08/14 | 0-2 | League One
Best Victory | 24/02/73 | 6-0 | Division Two*
Worst Defeat | 05/10/13 | 0-4 | League One
*Pre league reconstruction
Pre Season Friendly, Saturday 29th June 2019
Forfar Athletic 0 Dunfermline 1
22 players feature in opening friendly with Kyle Turner scoring the only goal of the match in 20th minute.
Lewis McCann did well to dispossess Ross Meechan as he attempted to shield the ball out for a goal kick. His cut back from the left byeline set up TURNER who struck his shot sweetly into the net 0-1.
FORFAR ATHLETIC: Marc McCallum: Ross Meehan (Jamie Bain HT), Sean Burns (Murray MacKintosh 64), Darren Whyte, Michael Travis (Scott Robertson HT) Mark Docherty, Dale Hilson (Gary Irvine 64), Callum Tapping (Matthew Aitken 64), Andy Jackson, Ross Forbes, Jordan Kirkpatrick (Connor Coupe HT).
SUBS NOT USED: Jack Allan, Sam McGuff (GK).
FIRST HALF: Ryan Scully: Stuart Morrison, Tom Lang, Lee Ashcroft, Josh Robertson: Callum Smith, Tom Beadling, Paul Allan, Kyle Turner, Lewis McCann
SECOND HALF: Cammy Gill: Paul Brown, Euan Murray, Thomas Bragg, Lewis Martin: Paul Paton: Ryan Dow, Matty Todd, Trialist: Kevin Nisbet, Andy Ryan.
SUBS NOT USED: Kieran Swanson, Lewis Sawers, Lucas Berry, Lewis Crosbie
Championship League Position: 9th
Championship League Points: 35
Goal Difference: -17
Away League Record: P18 W2 D6 L10 GF14 GA29
Last Six Match Form: WLLDLW
League Two Position: 2nd
League Two Points: 60
Goal Difference: +21
Home League Record: P18 W10 D5 L3 GF34 GA17
Last Six Match Form: LWDDLD
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Cove Rangers): Deniz Mehmet, Aaron Comrie (Kyle Macdonald 62), Kyle Benedictus (c) (Sam Young 73), Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards (Miller Fenton 77): Matthew Todd (Joe Chalmers 62), Paul Allan (Michael Beagley 83), Chris Hamilton (Andrew Tod 73), Kevin O’Hara (Trialist 83), Lewis McCann (Jake Rennie 83), Craig Wighton (Nikolay Todorov 62).
SUBS NOT USED: Callum Archibald (GK)
FORFAR ATHLETIC (v Annan Athletic): Marc McCallum: Ross Meechan, Sam Fisher, Darren Whyte, Tomas Brindley, Callum Moore: Stefan McCluskey, Gary Harkins (PJ Crossan 90), Craig Slater, Steven Warnock, Matthew Aitken (Scott Shepherd 90)
SUBS NOT USED: Luke Strachan, Craig Thomson, Grant Anderson, Kyle Hutton, Archie Thomas, Yusuf Hussain, Lewis Sanderson (GK).
Forfar manager Gary Irvine has secured the return to Station Park of both Roberto Nditi and Tomas Brindley and they should feature against Dunfermline.
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