Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Kilmarnock

Saturday, 26th Feb 2022

cinch Championship (home) v Kilmarnock, Saturday 26th February 2022, kick off 3.00pm

Due to the postponement of the Partick Thistle match on Friday night, this Saturday Dunfermline will face Kilmarnock for the second match in a row. It is second bottom versus second top with both sides keen to take full points.

It is 25 home wins to 20 defeats in the 57 League games played between the clubs at East End Park, with Killie having a slight advantage on goal difference.

Pld | W | D | L | F | A
57 | 25 | 12 | 20 | 82 | 85

Milestones (home) v Kilmarnock

Last League Victory | 09/09/06 | 3-2 | SPL
Last League Defeat | 12/05/12 | 1-2 | SPL
Best League Victory | 06/10/51 | 5-2 | Div 2*
Worst League Defeat | 17/04/99 | 0-6 | SPL
Last Goalless Draw | 25/03/89 | 0-0 | Div 1
First Meeting | 03/01/27 | 2-3 | Div 1*
*Pre league reconstruction

Last Time at East End Park

Dunfermline 2-2 Kilmarnock
Sat, 16th Oct 2021

All four goals were scored in the second half with the visitors taking the lead midway through the second half.

A McGinn corner from the right could not be cleared and from an overhead kick by Naismith HENDRY looked offside as he directed the ball home at the far post. 0-1

Dunfermline would draw level from a speculative cross ball in from the right by THOMAS. No one cut it out or latched on to it to shoot and the ball with a bounce rolled in at the far post 1-1. Great celebrations greeted the first home league goal of the season but they were to be short lived. Less than one minute later Oli SHAW burst in on the left hand side of the Pars box and slid the ball in at the near post. 1-2

Wighton had a chance for an equaliser from an O’Hara knocked down but was high before O’Hara earned an added time corner that Hemming eventually got under control. The match though was to end with a dramatic equaliser in the fifth minute of time added on. Edwards pumped a ball from the left into the opposition box and Todorov couldn’t quite control it. However the ball dropped nicely for COMRIE to drill the ball into the left side of the Kilmarnock goal 2-2

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams (c): Aaron Comrie, Mark Connolly, Vytas Gašpuitis (Rhys Breen 86) , Josh Edwards: Dom Thomas, Dan Pybus (Kai Kennedy 62), Paul Allan, Ryan Dow (Nikolay Todorov 86): Kevin O’Hara, Craig Wighton.
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Lewis McCann, Matty Todd, Deniz Mehmet (GK)

KILMARNOCK: Zach Hemming: Jason Naismith, Dylan McGowan, Euan Murray, Brandon Haunstrup: Rory McKenzie (Chris Burke 59), Stephen McGinn, Blair Alston, Fraser Murray: Callum Hendry (Scott Robinson 72), Oli Shaw.
SUBS NOT USED: Liam Polworth, Jack Sanders, Lee Hodson, Brad Lyons, Sam Walker (GK).

Over the last twelve league meetings, Kilmarnock have had the upper hand winning seven of the contests. DA have managed to win only two with three games ending up all square.

Last Twelve League Matches v Kilmarnock

Date . .H/A F-A . . Scorers
12/02/22 A 1-2 [1-0] Lawless, [1-1] Lafferty, [1-2] Lafferty
16/10/21 H 2-2 [0-1] Hendry, [1-1] Thomas, [1-2] Shaw, [2-2] Comrie
12/05/12 H 1-2 [1-0] Willis, [1-1] Kelly, [1-2] Winchester
07/02/12 H 1-1 [0-1] Fowler, [1-1] Kirk
21/01/12 A 3-0 [1-0] Barrowman, [2-0] Cardle, [3-0] Buchanan
10/09/11 A 2-3 [1-0] J Thomson, [1-1] Heffernan, [1-2] Heffernan, [2-2] R Thomson, [2-3] Kroca
17/02/07 H 1-1 [0-1] Naismith, [1-1] Crawford
02/12/06 A 1-5 [0-1] Hay, [1-1] Crawford, [1-2] Di Giacomo, [1-3] Di Giacomo, [1-4] Nish, [1-5] Nish
09/09/06 H 3-2 [0-1] Invincible, [1-1] Young, [1-2] Wales, [2-2] Mason, [3-2] Crawford
04/03/06 A 0-1 [0-1] Invincible
03/12/05 H 0-1 [0-1] Boyd
10/09/05 A 2-3 [1-0] Burchill, [1-1] Dodds, [1-2] Boyd, [2-2] Derek Young, [2-3] Invincible

Recent Form

Dunfermline’s four match undefeated run ended at Kilmarnock a week past Saturday. In the last six matches they have won two, drawn two and lost two.

Kilmarnock’s away form is better than their home form and they have won seven of their thirteen away league games this season. They have won their last two games, both at home and three of the last six. Their last away win was against Queen of the South at the start of January.

Last six matches

Kilmarnock (A) L 1-2
Ayr United (A) D 1-1
Queen of the South (A) W 2-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) D 1-1
Hamilton Academical (H) W 1-0
Morton (A) L 0-5

Raith Rovers (H) W 3-0
Dunfermline (H) W 2-1
Ayr United (H) L 1-2
Arbroath (A) L 0-1
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) W 1-0
Dundee United (H) L 1-2

League Record

League Position: 9th
League Points: 23
Goal Difference: -16
Home League Record: P12 W2 D6 L4 GF12 GA19
Last Six Match Form: LWDWDL

League Position: 2nd
League Points: 46
Goal Difference: +15
Away League Record: P13 W7 D3 L3 GF16 GA8
Last Six Match Form:LWLLWW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Kilmarnock):
Jakub Stolarczyk: Aaron Comrie, Coll Donaldson, Efe Ambrose, Josh Edwards: Reece Cole (Matthew Todd 73), Graham Dorrans (c), Joe Chalmers: Steven Lawless, Lewis McCann (Kevin O’Hara 79), Ryan Dow.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Nikolay Todorov, Rhys Breen, Paul Allan, Dom Thomas, Leon Jones, Owain Fôn Williams (GK)

KILMARNOCK v Raith Rovers): Zach Hemming: Lee Hodson, Chris Stokes (c), Euan Murray, Calum Waters (Dean Campbell 88): Stephen McGinn (Dylan Tait 77): Chris Burke (Dan Armstrong 77), Blair Alston, Rory McKenzie (Declan Glass 88), Fraser Murray (Daniel MacKay 90+3). Kyle Lafferty,
SUBS NOT USED: Jack Sanders, Jason Naismith, Liam Polworth, Oli Shaw, Sam Walker (GK)

Other Championship Fixtures

Hamilton Academical v Inverness Caledonian Thistle (Friday)
Ayr United v Queen of the South
Morton v Arbroath
Raith Rovers v Partick Thistle

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