Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Queen of the South

Saturday, 9th Dec 2017

Ladbrokes Championship (home) v Queen of the South Saturday 9th December, 3.00 pm at East End Park.

It was third v fifth as the Pars faced Queen of the South at Palmerston Park in the final match of the first diet of scheduled fixtures in the Ladbrokes Championship. Their second meeting sees Queens travel to East End Park level on points with their fourth placed opponents, with only the Pars superior goal difference keeping them ahead.

Milestones Queen of the South (Home)
Last League Victory: 16/04/11: 6-1: First Division
Last League Defeat: 27/08/16: 0-1: Championship
Best League Victory:
30/12/72: 6-1: Div One (old)
16/04/11: 6-1 First Division
Worst League Defeat: 26/09/09: 1-4: First Division

Dunfermline have won six of the last twelve meetings, QOS have won three and three have been drawn. The Pars are undefeated in the last four matches between the sides.

Last Twelve League Matches v Queen of the South
Date H/A F-A WDL League
14/10/17: (H) 0-0 D Championship
06/05/17: (A) 1-0 W Championship
07/03/17: (H) 1-1 D Championship
17/12/16 (A) 2-2 D Championship
27/08/16: (H) 0-1 L Championship
16/04/11: (H) 6-1 W First Division
26/02/11: (A) 3-1 W First Division
11/12/10: (H) 1-0 W First Division
02/10/10: (A) 0-2 L First Division
27/03/10: (A) 0-2 L First Division
13/03/10: (H) 3-1 W First Division
01/12/09: (A) 2-1 W First Division

Last Meeting at East End Park
Ladbrokes Championship 7th March 2017

The Pars went ahead in 17 minutes when the ball came through to MOFFAT and evading a challenge, slotted the opener in. 1-0

However eleven minutes after going behind Queens pulled it back. A Rankin shot was blocked but THOMSON followed up to stick the ball in the bottom left from close in. 1-1

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Nat Wedderburn: Kallum Higginbotham ((Joe Cardle 63), John Herron, Paul McMullan (Michael Paton 76): Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat (Gavin Reilly 76).
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys McCabe, Callum Fordyce, Lewis Spence, Cammy Gill (GK)
SCORERS: Moffat (17)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Lee Robinson: Scott Mercer, Chris Higgins, Darren Brownlie, Jamie Hamill: John Rankin, Joe Thomson (Owen Bell 88), Kyle Jacobs, Lyndon Dykes (Dale Hilson 83), Dom Thomas , Stephen Dobbie (Derek Lyle 83)
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Dowie, Conner Murray, Danny Carmichael, Jim Atkinson (GK)

Form last six matches

Dundee United (A) L 1-2
Dumbarton (H) D 2-2
Morton (H) D 1-1
Queens Park (A) W 4-1
Falkirk (A) D 1-1
Inverness Caley (A) L 0-1

Inverness Caley (H) D 0-0
Dumbarton (A) D 2-2
Livingston (H) L 0-3
Montrose (H) W 2-1
Montrose (A) D 0-0
The New Saints (A) D 0-0

Recent Form

League Position: 4th
League Points: 23
League Record: P15 W6 D5 L4 GF30 GA17
Goal Difference: +13
Last Six League Match Form: WLDDDL

League Position: 6th
League Points: 23
League Record: P15 W6 D5 L4 GF23 GA19
Goal Difference: +4
Last Six League Match Form: WWWLDD

Queen of the South have only lost twice away from home this season - against Dundee United and St Mirren.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Dundee United):
Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Nat Wedderburn, Lewis Martin. Kallum Higginbotham (Fraser Aird 55), Michael Paton, Joe Cardle: Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Callum Smith, Dean Shiels, Jean-Yves M`Voto, Cammy Gill (GK).

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Inverness Caley Thistle): Alan Martin: Jordan Marshall, Darren Brownlie, Jason Kerr, Scott Mercer: Andy Stirling (James McFadden 68), John Rankin, Kyle Jacobs, Chris Kane (Derek Lyle 76), Steven Dobbie (Shaun Rooney 88), Lyndon Dykes
SUBS NOT USED: Jack Leighfield, Callum Tapping, Owen Bell, Jesse Akabuine.

Referee will be Willie Collum.

Other Championship fixtures on Saturday
Brechin City v St Mirren
Dumbarton v Livingston
Inverness Caley v Falkirk
Morton v Dundee United

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