Preview Ayr UnitedSaturday, 23rd Jan 2021
Scottish Championship: Saturday 23rd January 2021, kick off 3.00pm at East End Park behind closed doors
Ayr United come to East End Park on Saturday seeking their first win since the first week in December. Dunfermline Athletic defeated Arbroath in their last home match back on Boxing Day and having played out a goalless draw in their first meeting, both sides would dearly like to take maximum points from this encounter.
These sides have played 52 league matches at East End Park with the home side winning 27 times to the away team’s 13. 12 have been drawn.
Dunfermline 0-1 Ayr United
Sat, 4th Jan 2020
Milestones v Ayr United (home)
Last League Victory | 19/10/19 | 3-2 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 04/01/20 | 0-1 | Championship
Best League Victory | 10/12/94 | 6-0 | First Division
Worst League Defeat | 13/10/73 | 0-4 | Div One (old)
Last Goalless League match | 22/12/18 | Championship
First League meeting | 30/11/1912 | 0-0 | Div Two (old)
Last time at East End Park
Dunfermline 0 Ayr United 1
Championship, Saturday 4th January 2020
The opening league match of 2020 saw Mark Kerr’s Ayr United as the first foots. It was fifth against fourth and a great incentive for Dunfermline was that three points would see them leapfrog their opponents.
The only goal of the match was scored 38th minute. Forrest burst through on the left and his shot towards goal was touched past Ryan Scully by Craig MOORE. 0-1
Despite all attempts there was to be no way through the Ayr defence and after five successive home wins Dunfermline had now lost the two over the Festive period.
DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner (Matt Todd 82), Ethan Ross (Lewis McCann 65): Ryan Dow (Joe Thomson 56), Kevin Nisbet, Greg Kiltie.
SUBS NOT USED: Gabby McGill, Euan Murray, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)
AYR UNITED: Ross Doohan: Andy Geggan (Jordan Houston 54), Aaron Muirhead, Steven Bell, Daniel Harvie: Alan Forrest, Ross Docherty, Mark Kerr, Luke McCowan (Craig McGuffie 62), Stephen Kelly, Craig Moore (Michael Moffat 77).
SUBS NOT USED: Mark McKenzie, Sam Roscoe, Kris Doolan, Ellis Hare-Reid (GK).
Last Twelve League Meetings v Ayr United
Dunfermline have won four of the last twelve league matches, Ayr United four and four have been drawn. The Pars have won only once in the six six games at East End Park.
Date | H/A | F-A | W D L | League
7/11/20 | A | 0-0 | D | Championship
04/01/20 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
03/12/19 | A | 1-0 | W | Championship
19/10/19 | H | 3-2 | W | Championship
29/03/19 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
23/02/19 | A | 1-0 | W | Championship
22/12/18 | H | 0-0 | D | Championship
25/08/18 | A | 1-4 | L | Championship
18/03/17 | H | 0-1 | L | Championship
07/01/17 | A | 2-0 | W | Championship
03/12/16 | H | 1-1 | D | Championship
01/10/16 | A | 0-0 | D | Championship
Dunfermline only lost four matches in 2020 but one of them was against Ayr United. The Fifers are undefeated in their last five matches since the home defeat to Morton on 12th December. Apart from that they have won every home league match this season.
Ayr United have managed just one win in their last seven games. Their three league wins this season have been against Queen of the South, Dundee and at Alloa.
Mark Kerr’s side were denied the opportunity to get back to winning ways with the postponement of their Scottish Cup tie at Elgin and their league fixtures at home to Alloa and away to Dundee.
Morton (A) D 0-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) D 1-1
Arbroath (H) W 1-0
Dundee (A) D 3-3
St Johnstone (H) D 1-1
Morton (H) L 1-2
Queen of the South (A) L 2-3
Morton (H) D 0-0
Hearts (A) L 3-5
Arbroath (A) L 1-2
Raith Rovers (H) D 0-0
Alloa Athletic (A) W 2-0
Current League Stats
League Position: 2nd
League Points: 19
Goal Difference: +7
League Record: P11 W5 D5 L1 GF20 GA13
Last Six Match Form: LDDWDD
League Position: 6th
League Points: 13
Goal Difference: 0
League Record: P11 W3 D4 L4 GF16 GA16
Last Six Match Form: WDLLDL
Last time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Morton): Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Steven Whittaker: Ryan Dow, Iain Wilson (Kyle Turner 67), Dom Thomas (Fraser Murray 76): Lewis McCann (Kevin O’Hara 82), Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Mayo, Kerr McInroy, Matthew Todd, Cammy Gill (GK)
AYR UNITED (v Queen of the South): Viljami Sinisalo: Andy Murdoch (Michael Hewitt 79), Jack Baird (c), Sam Roscoe-Byrne, Patrick Reading: Joe Chalmers: Cammy Smith, Michael Miller, Tom Walsh (Michael Moffat 50), Luke McCowan: Dario Zanatta (Mark McKenzie 68).
SUBS NOT USED: Jordan Houston, Mark Kerr, Paul Smith, Ellis Hare-Reid (GK)
Other Championship Fixtures
Arbroath v Dundee (Friday)
Hearts v Raith Rovers
Inverness Caley Thistle v Alloa Athletic
Queen of the South v Morton
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