Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Livingston

Saturday, 21st Oct 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 21st October 2017, 3.00pm kick off East End Park

Dunfermline face Livingston at East End Park on Saturday for only the third time since December 2008.  With both teams within touching distance of St Mirren at the top at the end of the first quarter of the season, this is a compelling fixture and sure to be a good contest. There have been 35 league matches between these clubs and Dunfermline are ahead 12-11 on wins. The other twelve have been drawn.

Pars v Livingston: The Full League Record

 . P W D L F A
At East End Park 16 8 3 5 25 17
At Almondvale 19 4 9 6 18 24
First Division (since 1975) 17 7 4 6 27 22
Premier League (since 1975) 18 5 8 5 16 19
TOTALS 35 12 12 11 43 41

Usually there is not much between the sides and the teams could not be separated in the first fixture between the teams this season on the opening day of the Championship season.

Milestones  Livingston  (Home)
Last League Victory # 22/09/12 4 - 0 Sc Div 1
Last League Defeat # 26/01/13 0 - 1 Sc Div 1
Best League Victory * 22/04/78 7 - 1 Sc Div 2
Worst League Defeat# 03/11/07 0 - 4 Sc Div 1

# As  Livingston * As Meadowbank Thistle

Dunfermline have managed six wins in the last fifteen meetings between the teams. Livi have won five times, with the other four games being drawn.  It is five games back since Dunfermline last defeated Livingston.

LAST FIFTEEN LEAGUE MATCHES V LIVINGSTON

Date

H/A

F-A

Scorers

05/08/17 A 1-1 [0-1] Pittman, [1-1] Higginbotham (pen)
30/03/13 A 2-2 [1-0] Thomson, [1-1] Andreu, [1-2] McNulty, [2-2] Husband (pen)
26/01/13 H 0-1 [0-1] Andreu
08/12/12 A 1-2 [0-1] Garcia, [0-2] Mullen, [1-2] Barrowman
22/09/12 H 4-0 [1-0] Barrowman, [2-0] McMillan. [3-0] Thomson, 4-0 Barrowman
10/03/09 A 2-4 [0-1[ McParland, [1-1] Bell, [1-2] Davidson, [2-2] Graham, [2-3] Davidson, [2-4] Griffiths
30/12/08 H 1-0 [1-0] Shields
15/11/08 A 3-2 [0-1] McPake, [1-1] Kirk, [2-1] Bayne, [2-2] Elliott, [3-2] Kirk
30/08/08 H 1-2 [0-1] Griffiths, [1-1] Kirk, [1-2] Griffiths
01/03/08 H 1-1 [1-0] Burke, [1-1] Dorrans
02/01/08 A 2-0 [1-0] Hamilton, [2-0] Burchill
03/11/07 H 0-4 [0-1] Craig, [0-2] Craig, [0-3] Tinkler, [0-4] Kennedy
19/08/07 A 1-1 [0-1] Mackay pen. [1-1] O Morrison
22/04/06 H 3-2 [0-1] Brittain, [1-1] Burchill, [1-2] Healy, [2-2] Burchill, [3-2] Burchill
11/02/06 A 1-0 [1-0] Burchill

Last Meeting at East End Park
Saturday 26th January 2013, First Division
Dunfermline 0 Livingston 1


This was a point in time when the club was in crisis and this was the second match in what was to be a disastrous fourteen match run with only one win. A work party of around 30 fans had responded to the Club`s early morning plea to turn out to help clear snow from the areas surrounding the stadium, and the pitch was looking great despite the depths of winter.

All the hard work was unfortunately not rewarded as the Pars slumped to a home defeat. What turned out to be the winner was scored in 21st minute. Mark McNulty took the ball to the right byeline before cutting back for Tony ANDREU to slot past Gallacher at his near post. 0-1

DUNFERMLINE:- Paul Gallacher. Jordan McMillan (c), Andy Dowie, John Potter, Stephen Jordan. Josh Falkingham, Shaun Byrne, Andy Geggan (Ryan Thomson 22), Joe Cardle. Andy Kirk, Ryan Wallace (Craig Dargo 60).
SUBS NOT USED: Chris Kane, Alex Whittle, Michal Hrivnak (GK).

LIVINGSTON: Andy McNeil. Kevin McCann (Callum Booth 90), Jesus Garcia Tena, Craig Barr, Anthony Andreu (Jordan Morton 67), Burton O`Brien, Stefan Scougall, Marc McNulty, Kyle Jacobs, Liam Fox, Iain Russell (Danny Mullen 74).
SUBS NOT USED: Callum Fordyce, Darren Jamieson (GK).

League Stats

Dunfermline 

Current League Position 3rd
Last six League form: WLWWLD
League Points: 17
Goal Difference +13
League Record
P9, W5, D2, L2

Livingston
Current League Position: 2nd
League form: WDWWWW
League Points: 18
Goal Difference: +6
League Record: P9, W5, D3, L1

Livingston`s sole league defeat this season was at home to St Mirren. . They have not lost a league match away from home since 2016.

 . Recent Form
 . . .Dunfermline . .  .  . .Livingston .
 . Queen of the South (A) D  .0-0  . .Dundee United (H) W 2-0
 . Falkirk (A) L

0-2

 . Dumbarton (H) W 2-1
 . Dundee United (H)  .L  .1-3  . Falkirk (A) D 2-2
 . Brechin City (A) W

3-0

 . .Hibernian (A) L 2-3
 . St Mirren (H)  .W

3-1

 . Inverness CT (A) W

3-1

 . Morton (A) L 2-3  . Queen of the South (H) D 2-2

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE:
Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham, Aaron Splaine, Nat Wedderburn, Declan McManus (Andy Ryan 76), Callum Smith, Nicky Clark.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Fraser Aird, Jean-Yves M`Voto, Conner Duthie, Scott Lochhead, Cammy Gill (GK).

LIVINGSTON (v Dundee United): Neil Alexander: Nikolay Todorov, Alan Lithgow, Craig Halkett, Jackson Longridge (Raffaele De Vita 79). Josh Mullin, Shaun Byrne, Scott Pittman, Daniel Mullen, Nicky Cadden (Dale Carrick 12 (Jack McMillan 69), James Penrice
SUBS NOT USED: Keaghan Jacobs, Craig Henderson, Matthew Knox, Gary Maley (GK)

Referee will be Andrew Dallas.



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