Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Queen of the South

Saturday, 17th Apr 2021

Scottish Championship (home) v Queen of the South, Saturday 17th April 2021, kick off 12 noon behind closed doors

Saturday’s home match brings sixth placed Queen of the South to meet fifth placed Dunfermline with both teams seeking the three points that would take them above or level on points with fourth placed Inverness.

With only three league fixtures left of the 2020-2021 season time and games are running out for those challenging for a play off place and both Dunfermline and Queen of the South will feel that they need to win this match.

Milestones Queen of the South (Home)
Last League Victory | 31/10/20 | 3-2 | 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 Goalless Draw | 01/09/76 | 0-0 | League Cup
First Ever Meeting | 12/12/25 | 4-0 | Second Division

Dunfermline have lost only eight of 42 league games at home to Queen of the South. They have won 27 and drawn seven.


Dunfermline 3-2 Queen of the South
Sat, 31st Oct 2020

Last Twelve League Matches v Queen of the South

Date: H/A F-A WDL League
27/02/21: (A) L 0-1 Championship
31/10/20: (H) W 3-2 Championship
07/03/20: (H) D 1-1 Championship
01/02/20: (A) W 3-2 Championship
02/11/19: (H) W 2-0 Championship
10/08/19: (A) D 1-1 Championship
20/04/19: (A) L 1-2 Championship
02/03/19: (H) W 1-0 Championship
15/12/18: (A) L 0-0 Championship
20/10/18: (H) L 0-1 Championship
31/03/18: (H) W 3-1 Championship
24/02/18: (A) D 0-0 Championship

In the last twelve meetings, Dunfermline have won five, Queen of the South four and three have been drawn.

Last meeting at East End Park

Dunfermline 3 Queen of the South 2

Saturday 31st October 2020, Championship


In 21 minutes Euan MURRAY found himself in space beyond the left goalpost to forcefully head the ball home, his fifth goal of the season. 1-0

Declan McMANUS converted a 43rd minute penalty sending the ball into the top right for 2-0 and a deserved half time lead.

Euan East was a half time sub for Queens and six minutes into the second half after a series of fast interchanges it was East who received the pass from Fitzpatrick to served up McKEE a strike on target from 20 yards out. Fôn Williams got a touch on it but could not keep it out and it was 2-1.

Dunfermline would go further ahead on the hour however from a Thomas corner on the left. Both teams central defenders tussled and were settled by the referee but when the cross came in both Pars men attacked the near post, Murray got a bite but as the ball was defended Paul WATSON smashed in a left footed shot. 3-1

The visitors got back into the game in 74 minutes when Stephen DOBBIE scored from the penalty spot. Fitzpatrick was deemed to have been taken down by Wilson’s outstretched leg and the 37 year old striker made no mistake. 3-2

Dunfermline’s sixth successive win made it the best ever start to the season for the club and top of the League after three matches.

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie (Iain Wilson 38), Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Steven Whittaker: Dom Thomas, Kyle Turner, Kerr McInroy: Kevin O’Hara (Fraser Murray 69), Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Mayo, Lewis McCann, Miller Fenton, Lucas Berry, Cammy Gill (GK)
SCORERS: E Murray (21), McManus (43 pen.), Watson (60)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH: Rohan Ferguson: Willie Gibson, Gregor Buchanan (Nortei Nortey 63), Ayo Obileye, James Maxwell: Daniel Pybus, Calvin McGrory (Euan East HT), Joe McKee, Aidan Fitzpatrick: Connor Shields, Stephen Dobbie (c).
SUBS NOT USED: Tommy Goss, Diste Camara Sylla, Harry Robinson, Niyah Joseph, Jack Leighfield (GK)

Recent Form

Dunfermline have now gone seven matches without a win and have drawn their last three league games.

Queen of the South have won only one of their last six matches but that was at Tynecastle. They have a decent away record having more points on the road than at home with no teams in the league having more away matches than them.

DUNFERMLINE
Dundee ( H) D 0-0
Ayr United (A) D 1-1
Hearts (H) D 0-0
Raith Rovers (A) L 1-5
Dundee (A) L 2-3
Morton (A) D 0-0

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
Raith Rovers (H) L 0-1
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) D 1-1
Hibernian (H) L -3
Hearts (A) W 3-2
Morton (A) L 1-2
Alloa Athletic (H) L 2-3

Current League Stats

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 5th
League Points: 33
Goal Difference: +2
Home League Record: P12 W7 D3 L2 GF17 GA9
Last Six Match Form: DLLDDD

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
League Position: 6th
League Points: 31
Goal Difference: -9
Away League Record: P11 W5 D1 L6 GF20 GA24
Last Six Match Form: LLWLDL

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Dundee):
Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Vytas Gašpuitis, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Craig Wighton (Lewis McCann 86), Steven Whittaker (Lewis Mayo 65), Ewan Henderson, Dom Thomas: Declan McManus: Kevin O’Hara (Fraser Murray 76).
SUBS NOT USED: Paul Watson, Kyle Macdonald, Kerr McInroy, Cammy Gill (GK)

QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (v Raith Rovers): Rohan Ferguson: Willie Gibson, Gregor Buchanan, Rhys Breen, James Maxwell: Ayo Obileye: Ciaran Dickson (Isaac Jones 83), Rhys McCabe, Aidan Fitzpatrick (Niyah Joseph 80): Connor Shields, Dapo Mebude.
SUBS NOT USED: Nortei Nortey, Joe McKee, Daniel Pybus, Euan East, Jack Leighfield (GK).

The referee will be David Lowe (pictured above) whose only previous match in charge of a Dunfermline match was that against East Kilbride in the 2019 Betfred Cup.

Other Championship Fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Raith Rovers
Arbroath v Ayr United
Inverness Caley Thistle v Dundee (Tuesday)
Morton v Hearts (Tuesday)



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