Dunfermline Athletic

Preview St Mirren

Saturday, 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.

Milestones St Mirren (Home)

Last League Victory #

24/09/16

4 - 3

Championship

Last League Defeat #

28/04/01

1 - 2

SPL

Best League Victory *

30/12/61

7 - 0

Div One*

Worst League Defeat*

28/09/91

1 - 4

Premier League

* 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
1 2
League Points
10 12
Goal Difference
+9 +6
Last Match Form
DWDDWW LWWWWW
League record
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

2-3

 . Inverness Caley Th (H) W 4-2
 . Buckie Thistle (A)  .W

 .3-0

 . Hearts U20s (H) W 3-1
 . .Dumbarton (A) W 4-0  . Dundee United (H) W

2-0

 . Falkirk (H) W 3-1  . .Livingston (A) W

3-1

 . 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



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