Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Cowdenbeath

Saturday, 31st Oct 2015

Ladbrokes League One: Saturday 31st October 2015, kick off 3.00pm at Central Park

It would seem having conceded 12 goals to Dunfermline in two games just over two months ago that Cowdenbeath might not be too happy to meet them again. Dunfermline are top of League One and with a points gap of fourteen Cowdenbeath sit ninth but the Central Park club won their first away game of the season at Stranraer on Saturday, have now won two and drawn two of their last six league matches and are unbeaten in their last four home games.

Milestones Cowdenbeath (Away)

Last League Victory



First Div

Last League Defeat



First Div

Best League Victory



First Div
Second Div
Second Div

Worst League Defeat



Second Div

*Pre league reconstruction

Dunfermline's league record against Cowdenbeath reveals 34 wins and 27 defeats with 14 draws. Recent form has certainly favoured the East End Park side with only two defeats in the last thirteen meetings. The most disappointing defeat was 3-0 in the First Division Play Off final and Cowdenbeath did win the last league meeting at Central Park in February 2013. That ended a wait since August 1977 for a home win over the Pars and was their first over their nearest neighbours since May 1993.

Last Twelve League Meetings
15/08/15 Dunfermline 7-1 Cowdenbeath League One
01/08/15 Dunfermline 5-1 Cowdenbeath League Cup
18/05/14 Dunfermline 0-3 Cowdenbeath First Div Play Off
14/05/14 Cowdenbeath 1-1 Dunfermline First Div Play Off
27/08/13 Cowdenbeath 1-3 Dunfermline Challenge Cup
20/04/13 Dunfermline 1-0 Cowdenbeath First Division
12/02/13 Cowdenbeath 4-2 Dunfermline First Division
27/10/12 Dunfermline 3-0 Cowdenbeath First Division
11/08/12 Cowdenbeath 0-4 Dunfermline First Division
02/04/11 Cowdenbeath 0-1 Dunfermline First Division
12/02/11 Cowdenbeath 0-4 Dunfermline First Division
29/12/10 Dunfermline 5-0 Cowdenbeath First Division


Cowdenbeath Dunfermline
Current League Position
9 1
Recent League Results
League Points
11 25
Goal Difference
-12 +29
League Record
P11, W3, D2, L6 P11, W8, D1, L2

With their 3-0 win at Stranraer on Saturday, Cowdenbeath got revenge over the only team to win in the league at Central Park this season. At home they have recorded wins over Albion Rovers and Forfar Athletic and drawn games against Stenhousemuir and Peterhead.

   Form last six matches
  Cowdenbeath (home)  




  Dunfermline (away)


2-2   Stranraer  W


  Forfar Athletic W 2-1   St Mirren  L


  Peterhead D 2-2   Dundee United D 1-1*
  Albion Rovers W 1-0   Stenhousemuir  W 5-0
  Stranraer L 1-2   Forfar Athletic W 4-0
  Raith Rovers


0-1   Peterhead L 1-2

This season

The teams first met in the Scottish League Cup First Round when after a goalless first half, two goals from Faissal El Bakhtaoui, two from Shaun Byrne, and a penalty from Ryan Wallace cancelled out a 59th minute strike from Declan Hughes for a 5-1 win.

When the teams met two weeks later on league business El Bakhtaoui netted twice in the first eight minutes. Moffat, Cardle twice, Hopkirk and Wallace had the Pars 7-0 up before Pat Scullion's 89th minute consolation.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Forfar Athletic):
 Sean Murdoch; Lewis Martin, Marc McAusland, Ben Richards-Everton, Jason Talbot; David Hopkirk, Andy Geggan, Shaun Byrne, Joe Cardle (Michael Paton 76), Michael Moffat (Mickael Antoine-Curier 69), Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Ryan Wallace 74).
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys McCabe, Lewis Spence, Shaun Rooney, David Hutton (GK).

COWDENBEATH (v Stranraer):  Jamie Sneddon; Bradley Donaldson, Pat Scullion, Ali El-Zubaidi, Kenny Adamson; Dean Brett, Kyle Miller (Chris Kane 86), Andrew Murdoch, Liam Callaghan, Greig Spence (Craig Johnston 82), Gordon Smith (Robbie Buchanan 78)
SUBS NOT USED: Mo Yaqub, Declan Hughes, Sam Orrit, Shaun Hunter (GK)

Referee will be Nick Walsh who refereed the Pars 4-1 win at Arbroath on the opening day of the season. In 12 matches in charge this year he has shown 48 yellow and 7 red cards.

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