Preview Queen of the SouthSaturday, 31st Oct 2020
Scottish Championship, East End Park kick off 3.00pm behind closed doors on Saturday 31st October
Queen of the South travel to East End Park looking for their first league points of this season and their first win of 2020. The visitors are a much changed team since they met the Pars at East End Park in March, the last home match before lockdown. Only two of their players that day featured in their match last Saturday.
Stevie Crawford’s Pars have won their first five competitive matches and require just one more victory to set the record for the club’s best ever start to a season. The hattrick off the bench by Kevin O’Hara at Alloa last Saturday should give the manager a nice headache when it comes to selection.
Milestones Queen of the South (Home)
Last League Victory | 02/11/19 2-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat | 20/10/18 | 0-1 | Championship
Best League Victory
30/12/72 | 6-1 | Div One (old)
16/04/11 | 6-1 | First Division
Worst League Defeat | 09/12/17 | 2-5 | Championship
Last Twelve League Matches v Queen of the South
Date: H/A F-A WDL League
07/03/20: (H) 1-1 D Championship
01/02/20: (A) 3-2 W Championship
02/11/19: (H) 2-0 W Championship
10/08/19: (A) 1-1 D Championship
20/04/19: (A) 1-2 L Championship
02/03/19: (H) 1-0 W Championship
15/12/18: (A) 0-0 D Championship
20/10/18: (H) 0-1 L Championship
31/03/18: (H) 3-1 W Championship
24/02/18: (A) 0-0 D Championship
09/12/17: (H) 2-5 L Championship
14/10/17: (A) 0-0 D Championship
In the last twelve meetings, Dunfermline have won four, Queen of the South three and five have been drawn.
Last meeting at East End Park
Dunfermline 1 Queen of the South 1
Saturday 7th March 2020, Ladbrokes Championship
Queen of the South were to score with their first attack in the third minute. Michael Ledger won possession midway into the Dunfermline half and the ball was played right to Gary OLIVER who, with a low shot from a 45 degree angle, found the net just inside the left goalpost. 0-1
The Pars were to be handed a penalty and convert it within a minute of the second half kicking off. Ledger slid in to topple Ethan Ross on the left byeline and referee Greg Aitken pointed to the spot. Jon AFOLABI assumed the responsibility and smacked a left footed shot into the left side of the net. 1-1
DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Lewis Martin, Danny Devine, Euan Murray: Dom Thomas, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner, Ethan Ross (Joe Thomson 85): Lewis McCann (Matthew Todd 67), Jonathan Afolabi (Gabby McGill 85).
SUBS NOT USED: Josh Edwards, Tom Beadling, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Ross Stewart: Michael Ledger (Michael Paton 60), Lee Kilday, Callum Semple, Kevin Holt: Darren Lyon, Lewis Kidd (Diemantas Petravicius 67), Iain Wilson, Daniel Pybus, Gary Oliver, Stephen Dobbie.
SUBS NOT USED: David Devine, Jack Hamilton, Ewan Gourlay, Jack Leighfield (GK).
Last Season’s Form
Final League Position: 6th
League Points: 37
League Record: P28 W10 D7 L11 GF41 GA36
Goal Difference: +5
Last Six League & Cup Match Form: DWWWWW
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
Final League Position: 9th
League Points: 28
League Record: P28 W7 D7 L14 GF28 GA40
Goal Difference: -12
Last Six League & Cup Match Form: LDDDLL
Recent Competitive Matches
Alloa Athletic (A) W 4-1
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) W 3-1
Kilmarnock (A) W 3-0
Falkirk (H) W 2-0
Dumbarton (A) W 1-0
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
Raith Rovers (H) L 2-5
Ayr United (A) L 1-2
Partick Thistle (H) D 0-0
St Mirren (H) D 2-2
Morton (A) D 2-2
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Alloa Athletic): Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Paul Watson (Lewis Mayo 51), Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Steven Whittaker: Fraser Murray, Iain Wilson (Kyle Turner 71), Dom Thomas: Ryan Dow (Kevin O’Hara 66), Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Kerr McInroy, Lewis McCann, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Raith Rovers): Rohan Ferguson: Nortei Nortey, Gregor Buchanan, Ayo Obileye, Joe McKee (Calvin McGorry 45), Aidan Fitzpatrick, Rhys McCabe, Willie Gibson, Connor Shields (Tommy Goss 89), Stephen Dobbie, Euan East (Daniel Pybus 76).
SUBS NOT USED: Diste Camara Sylla, Harry Robinson, Niyah Joseph, Jack Leighfield.
Referee will be Grant Irvine who gets a quick return since he was in charge of the Betfred Cup tie against Falkirk on Friday 9th October.
Sandy Clark and Allan Johnston should return to the dugout on Saturday
Other Championship Fixtures
Dundee v Raith Rovers
Inverness Caley Thistle v Arbroath
Morton v Ayr United
Alloa Athletic have no fixture since their match v Hearts was postponed due to the Jambos meeting Hibs in the semi final of last season’s William Hill Scottish Cup.
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