Preview St MirrenSaturday, 16th Sep 2017
Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 16th September, kick off 3.00pm at East End Park
This Saturday Dunfermline welcome league leaders St Mirren to East End Park. The Pars disappointing defeat to Morton last weekend allowed Jack Ross` team to claim top spot and obviously Allan Johnston and his team will be keen to reverse that with a win.
St Mirren have scored 28 goals so far this season, Dunfermline 33 so this league encounter should promise plenty of goalmouth action.
St Mirren (Home)
League Victory #
4 - 3
League Defeat #
1 - 2
League Victory *
7 - 0
Worst League Defeat*
1 - 4
* Pre Reconstruction
Dunfermline`s league record against the Buddies favours them with 38 wins to St Mirren`s 29. . It is over 16 years since Mark Yardley`s goal proved to be a winner, the last Buddies win at East End Park and even that was eight years after the previous one.
|Last Sixteen Matches v St Mirren|
|11-03-2017||St Mirren||0-0||Dunfermline Athletic||Championship|
|14-01-2017||Dunfermline Athletic||1-1||St Mirren||Championship|
|19-11-2016||St Mirren||0-1||Dunfermline Athletic||Championship|
|24-09-2016||Dunfermline Athletic||4-3||St Mirren||Championship|
|10-10-2015||St Mirren||4-0||Dunfermline Athletic||Petrofac Cup|
|26-08-2014||St Mirren||2-1||Dunfermline Athletic||League Cup|
|21-04-2012||St Mirren||4-4||Dunfermline Athletic||SPL|
|24-03-2012||Dunfermline Athletic||1-1||St Mirren||SPL|
|19-11-2011||St Mirren||2-1||Dunfermline Athletic||SPL|
|25-07-2011||Dunfermline Athletic||0-0||St Mirren||SPL|
|23-09-2008||Dunfermline Athletic||2-0||St Mirren||League Cup|
|30-04-2007||St Mirren||0-1||Dunfermline Athletic||SPL|
|10-03-2007||Dunfermline Athletic||0-0||St Mirren||SPL|
|16-12-2006||St Mirren||0-0||Dunfermline Athletic||SPL|
|23-09-2006||Dunfermline Athletic||2-1||St Mirren||SPL|
|28-04-2001||Dunfermline Athletic||1-2||St Mirren||SPL|
Last season it took St Mirren until Hogmanay to collect twelve league points. At the end of the season they finished on 39 points only nine behind Dunfermline and their league form this season has take up where they left it last. Dunfermline have 100% record from their five home games this season having scored 21 goals and conceded just three. .
|Dunfermline||St Mirren .|
|Current League Position|
|Last Match Form|
|P5, W3, D1, L1||P5, W4, D0, L1|
Last Meeting at East End Park
Ladbrokes Championship 14 January 2017
Dunfermline 1 St Mirren 1
In 36th minute when MacKenzie took down Moffat as he drove in from the right, referee Willie Collum pointed to the penalty spot. Much celebration but would the Pars be able to convert the penalty? John Herron grabbed the ball and handed it to Kallum HIGGINBOTHAM who stepped up and crashed the ball home. 1-0
The second half was only 50 seconds old when the Paisley side had scored an equaliser. First Sean Murdoch struggled to keep out a powerful shot and the ball was turned behind for corner on the left. Stephen Mallan sent that over to the far post where Gary MACKENZIE arrived to power in a header. 1-1
A better result for St Mirren than Dunfermline who rued their missed chances. A test of character for Jack Ross` team to come back from a goal down. Disappointing for the Fifers to lose a goal from a setpiece but Saints MacKenzie felt disappointed that he had failed to get a hattrick of headers to count.
DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan, Callum Fordyce (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Paul McMullan (Joe Cardle 89), John Herron, Nat Wedderburn, Kallum Higginbotham: Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat
SUBS NOT USED: Farid El Alagui, Gavin Reilly, Lewis Martin, Rhys McCabe, Callum Morris, David Hutton (GK)
ST MIRREN: Jamie Langfield: Jason Naismith, Gary MacKenzie, Andy Webster (c)(Jack Baird HT), Gary Irvine: Stephen Mallan, Rocco Quinn (Lewis Morgan 59), Craig Storie, Kyle McAllister (Kyle Magennis, 74), Rory Loy, John Sutton
SUBS NOT USED: David Clarkson, Pal Fjelde, Lewis McLear, Reece Willison (GK).
|. Recent Form .|
|. . Dunfermline||.||. St Mirren|
|. Morton (A)||L||
|. Inverness Caley Th (H)||W||4-2|
|. Buckie Thistle (A)||.W||
|. Hearts U20s (H)||W||3-1|
|. .Dumbarton (A)||W||4-0||. Dundee United (H)||W||
|. Falkirk (H)||W||3-1||. .Livingston (A)||W||
|. Arbroath (H)||W||.2-0||. East Kilbride (H)||W||2-1|
|. Inverness Caley (H)||W||.5-1||. Morton (A)||L||1-4|
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Morton): Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot (Lewis Martin 35): Kallum Higginbotham, Nat Wedderburn, Dean Shiels, Joe Cardle: Declan McManus (Callum Smith 66), Nicky Clark (David Hopkirk 73).
SUBS NOT USED: Aaron Splaine, Jean Yves M`Voto, Andy Ryan, Cammy Gill (GK).
ST MIRREN (v Inverness Caley Thistle): Craig Samson: Jack Baird, Adam Eckersley, Gregor Buchanan, Gary Irvine: Ian McShane, Stelios Demetriou (Jordan Kirkpatrick 83), Stephen McMinn, Lewis Morgan (Darryl Duffy 89), Gavin reilly, Cameron Smith (Josh Todd 87)
SUBS NOT USED: John Sutton, Ross Stewart, Darren Whyte, Ross Stewart (GK).
Referee for this match will be Craig Thomson.
Other Labrokes Championship fixtures this Saturday:-
Dumbarton v Brechin City
Falkirk v Dundee United
Inverness Caley Th v Livingston
Queen of the South v Morton
- Morton 3 Dunfermline 2
- Buckie Thistle 0 Dunfermline 3
- Fans` Disco returns for St Mirren match!
- Managers post Morton
- 14/01/17: Dunfermline 1 St Mirren 1