Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Alloa Athletic

Saturday, 3rd Nov 2018

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 3rd November 2018, 3.00pm kick off at Indodrill Stadium, Alloa

Following a better performance at Inverness on Tuesday night, Allan Johnston takes his team to Alloa in quest for three points.

Milestones v Alloa Athletic (away)
Last Victory | 21/01/17 | 3-2 | Scottish Cup
Last Defeat | 16/05/13 | 0-3 | First Div Play Off
Best Victory | 11/02/48 | 6-0 | Division B (two)
Worst Defeat | 26/04/52 | 4-5 | Division B (two)
First League meeting | 18/02/22 | 0-2 | Division Two

This is the 60th league match between the clubs and Alloa with 22 wins hold the advantage. 18 have been drawn and 19 won by Dunfermline.

Last 12 meetings against Alloa Athletic

One Alloa win, six Dunfermline wins with five drawn in a period stretching back over 35 years.

13/10/18 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 2 | Irn Bru Cup
15/09/18 | Dunfermline 0 Alloa Athletic 0 | Championship
21/01/17 | Alloa Athletic 2 Dunfermline 3 | Scottish Cup
19/05/13 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | Div One Play off
15/05/13 | Alloa Athletic 3 Dunfermline 0 | Div One Play off
26/08/08 | Dunfermlne 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
26/09/01 | Dunfermline 3 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
20/08/91 | Dunfermline 4 Alloa Athletic 1 | League Cup
05/05/85 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 0 | Second Division
26/02/85 | Alloa Athletic 1 Dunfermline 3 | Second Division
27/10/84 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 2 | Second Division
26/03/83 | Alloa Athletic 1 Dunfermline 1 | First Division

Last time at Indodrill Stadium
Alloa Athletic 2 Dunfermline Athletic 3
Scottish Cup 21st January 2017

Dunfermline breezed past Alloa Athletic and into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup much more comfortably than the 3-2 scoreline suggests.

The Fifers took a 12th minute lead after Gavin Reilly’s attempt was kept out by Parry but the rebound dropped sweetly for Nicky CLARK to net from just inside the box. 0-1

A second came from a short taken corner from Kallum Higginbotham to Paul McMULLAN who had to round a defender before he drilled the ball low into the net from the corner of the penalty box. 0-2

Joe CARDLE latched on to a Clark lay off and burst through the middle. Super Joe bulged the net from 18 yards out. 0-3

Sub Stefan McCluskey scored for Alloa in 68 minutes and Greig Spence claimed another in the second minute of time added on. 2-3

ALLOA ATHLETIC: Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Frank McKeown, Calum Waters, Andy Graham, Graeme Holmes, Steven Hetherington (Stefan McCluskey 66), Jordan Kirkpatrick, Iain Flannigan (Jamie Longworth 66), Kevin Cawley, Greig Spence
SUBS NOT USED: Jason Marr, Ryan Hoggan, Adam Martin, Jim Goodwin, Craig McDowall (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Lee Ashcroft, Callum Morris Lewis Martin: Paul McMullan, John Herron (Rhys McCabe 79), Nat Wedderburn, Kallum Higginbotham (Joe Cardle HT): Nicky Clark (Michael Moffat 73), Gavin Reilly.
SUBS NOT USED: Jason Talbot, Farid El Alagui, Michael Paton, David Hutton (GK)

Form Last Six Matches

Inverness Caley Thistle (A) D 2-2
Dundee United (H) 0-2
Queen of the South (H) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) D 2-2
Falkirk (A) W 2-0
Partick Thistle (H) W 1-0

Ayr United (A) W 0-3
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) D 0-0
Partick Thistle (H) W 1-0
Dunfermline (A) D 2-2
Queen of the South (A) D 3-3
Falkirk (H) D 0-2

League Form
Alloa have won only one league match this season, a 1-0 home win over Partick Thistle. With five draws they have proved hard to beat as they showed at East End Park earlier this year when they held Allan Johnston’s team to a goalless draw.

League Position: 7th
League Points: 12
League Record: P11 W3 D3 L5 GF11 GA18
Goal Difference: -7
Last Six League Match Form: DWWLLD

League Position: 9th
League Points: 8
League Record: P11 W1 D5 L5 GF7 GA16
Goal Difference: -9
Last Six League Match Form: LLDWDL

Last time out

(v Inverness Caley Thistle): Lee Robinson: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Aidan Connolly, Malaury Martin, Joe Thomson, Myles Hippolyte: Andy Ryan (Faissal El Bakhtaoui 70), Aidan Keena (Robbie Muirhead 81).
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Lewis Martin, Kallum Higginbotham, Lewis McCann, Cammy Gill (GK)

ALLOA ATHLETIC (v Ayr United): Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Liam Dick, Sam Roscoe, Andy Graham, Jon Robertson, Iain Flannigan, Liam Burt (Alan Trouten 64), Jake Hastie (Greig Spence 72), Dario Zanatta, Connor Shields (Kevin Cawley 55)
SUBS NOT USED: Steven Hetherington, Adam Brown, Reis Peggie, Chris Henry (GK)

Referee will be David Munro.

Other Championship Fixtures on Saturday
Dundee United v Queen of the South
Falkirk v Ayr United
Inverness Caledonian Thistle v Ross County
Morton v Partick Thistle

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