25 March 2023
Montrose
Craig Brown (65)

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HT 0 - 2
Dunfermline Athletic
Lewis McCann (22) Craig Wighton (29)(55 pen)
Montrose
Craig Brown (65)
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Dunfermline Athletic
Lewis McCann (22) Craig Wighton (29)(55 pen)

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PREVIEW MONTROSE

Saturday, 25th Mar 2023

cinch League One (away) v Montrose, Saturday 25th March 2023, 4.00pm at Links Park

After three consecutive home games Dunfermline head to Montrose on Saturday for just their second league match at Links Park since May 1987. The last visit in October is not fondly recalled since it was the Pars only league defeat so far this season but hopefully revenge can be dealt out on the opposition this Saturday.

 James McPake will be hoping that his side can extend their current sixteen match unbeaten run in League One.

Milestones v Montrose (away)
Last victory | 12/08/92 | 6-0 | League Cup
Last defeat | 22/10/22 | 0-2 | League One
Best victory | 12/08/92 | 6-0 | League Cup
Worst defeat | 06/09/30 | 0-3 | Division Two (old)

Dunfermline have won 25 of the 40 games between the clubs, all five of Montrose’s wins have been at home.

Last time at Links Park

Montrose 2-0 Dunfermline
Sat, 22nd Oct 2022

 

The Fifers proud unbeaten record of 12 matches came to an end but they remained top of League One, just one point ahead of FC Edinburgh.

It took until 63rd minute for a goal to materialise and it came from the home side’s super sub. Matthew WRIGHT had replaced Blair Lyons and two minutes later with virtually his first involvement hit the ball into the bottom right of the Pars goal for 1-0.

With Dunfermline pushing for the equaliser the opposition cashed in on lack of numbers at the back and WRIGHT notched a second in 87 minutes after getting the better of the unfortunate Comrie.

MONTROSE: Ross Sinclair: Andrew Steeves (c), Kerr Waddell, Sean Dillon: Blair Lyons (Matthew Wright 61), Cammy F Ballantyne, Paul Watson (Mark Whatley 61), Michael Gardyne (Graham Webster 84), Liam Callaghan (Aidan Quinn 84): Adam McKinnon, Craig Johnston (Matty Allan 79).
SUBS NOT USED: Craig Brown, Martin Rennie, Aaron Lennox (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher (Robbie Mahon 77), Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen: Aaron Comrie, Chris Hamilton (Nikolay Todorov 61), Joe Chalmers, Josh Edwards: Chris Mochrie, Matthew Todd: Craig Wighton.
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Max Little (GK)

Recent Form

Stewart Petrie’s Montrose are defeated in their last four home league games but have won only two of their last six matches. Dunfermline have won four of their last six matches and ten of their 13 away league games.

League Record

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 1st
League Points: 63
Goal Difference: +30
Away League Record: P13 W10 D2 L1 GF23 GA7
Last Six Match Form: WDWWWD

MONTROSE
League Position: 6th
League Points: 41
Goal Difference: +4
Home League Record: P14 W7 D5 L2 GF27 GA16
Last Six Match Form: DLDLWW

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v FC Edinburgh): Deniz Mehmet: Kyle Macdonald (Aaron Comrie HT), Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen (Ewan Otoo 49), Josh Edwards: Kane Ritchie-Hosler, Chris Hamilton (Paul Allan HT), Paul McGowan, Matthew Todd (Chris Mochrie 8): Kevin O’Hara (Lewis McCann HT), Craig Wighton.
SUBS NOT USED: Nikolay Todorov, Miller Fenton, Robbie Mahon, Max Little (GK).

MONTROSE (v Kelty Hearts): Ross Matthews: Graham Webster (Blair Lyons (68), Matthew Allan, Sean Dillon, Andrew Steeves: Terry Masson (Mark Whatley 73), Paul Watson (Adam Mackinnon HT), Liam Callaghan (Matheus Machado 68), Craig Brown (Michael Gardyne (HT), Rory McAllister, Craig Johnston
SUBS NOT USED: Kerr Waddell, Lewis Milne, Aaron Lennox (GK).

Referee will be Stewart Luke.

Other League One fixtures

Clyde v Airdrieonians (Friday)
FC Edinburgh v Queen of the South (Friday)
Falkirk v Kelty Hearts (Friday)
Peterhead v Alloa Athletic

Last 12 Meetings

04/02/23Dunfermline2Montrose0
22/10/22Montrose2Dunfermline0
13/08/22Dunfermline1Montrose0
28/08/12Dunfermline3Montrose0
18/01/11Dunfermline5Montrose3
08/01/11Montrose2Dunfermline2
12/08/92Montrose0Dunfermline2
08/05/87Montrose1Dunfermline0
03/03/87Dunfermline2Montrose0
29/11/86Montrose0Dunfermline2
30/09/86Dunfermline1Montrose0
20/04/85Dunfermline0Montrose0

Last 6 Matches

Montrose

Dunfermline Athletic

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

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