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Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic – Match Preview




Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 27 – Season 2019 / 2020

Wednesday 4th March 2020, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 7.45pm kick off

The Lichties return to Gayfield this evening as Dunfermline Athletic as visit for our 3rd match this season.

It has been a stop start few weeks for the Lichties as they look to build on their 3 wins a row with the game against Ayr United abandoned at half time before our game away to Dundee being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Dunfermline Athletic recorded a fantastic 2-0 win over Dundee United on Saturday, with Kevin Nisbet scoring his 23rd of the season and young Celtic loan striker Jonathan Afolabi netting his first senior goal. Nisbet was substituted early with an ankle knock but should feature for the Pars tonight.

Arbroath without a game last weekend should have a fully fit squad to choose from with rich competition to get in the starting eleven. With so many games in March, the depth and quality of our squad will be needed.

It will be another extremely game for the Lichties, but we hope to have your support behind us from kick off.

Dunfermline Athletic

Head Coach – Steven Crawford
First Team Coach – Jason Dair
Assistant Head Coach – Greg Sheids
Technical Consultant – Jackie McNamara

Goalkeepers
1 – Ryan Scully
20 – Cammy Gill
50 – Owain Fon Williams – On loan from Hamilton Academical

Defenders
2 – Aaron Comrie
4 – Lewis Martin
5 – Euan Murray
6 – Lee Ashcroft
14 – Danny Devine
18 – Paul Allan
24 – Josh Edwards

Midfielders
7 – Joe Thomson
8 – Tom Beading
11 – Ryan Dow
12 – Kyle Turner
13 – Ethan Ross – On loan from Aberdeen
21 – Paul Paton
22 – Dylan Duncan – On loan from Queens Park Rangers
23 – Dom Thomas – On loan from Kilmarnock

Strikers
9 – Gabby McGill
10 – Jonathan Afolabi – On loan from Celtic
15 – Kevin Nisbet

East End Park Departures

Matty Bowman – Pickering Town (loan)
Tom Lang – Clyde (loan)
Stuart Morrison – Queen’s Park (loan)
Andy Ryan – Airdrieonians (loan)
Harry Cochrane – Heart of Midlothian (end of loan)
Anthony McDonald – Heart of Midlothian (end of loan)
Greg Kiltie – Kilmarnock (end of loan)
Josh Coley – Norwich City (end of loan)

Dunfermline Athletic – Scottish Championship Results 2019/2020

Game 01 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 2 Dundee – Friday 2nd August
Game 02 – Queen of the South 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 10th August
Game 03 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 2 Dundee United – Saturday 24th August
Game 04 – Arbroath 1 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 31st August
Game 05 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Saturday 14th September
Game 06 – Partick Thistle 0 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 21st September
Game 07 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 1 Alloa Athletic – Saturday 28th September
Game 08 – Greenock Morton 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 5th October
Game 09 – Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 2 Ayr United – Saturday 19th October
Game 10 – Dundee United 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 26th October
Game 11 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Arbroath – Tuesday 29th October
Game 12 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Queen of the South – Saturday 2nd November
Game 13 – Alloa Athletic 2 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 9th November
Game 14 – Ayr United 0 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Tuesday 3rd December
Game 15 – Dunfermline Athletic 5 – 1 Partick Thistle – Saturday 30th November
Game 16 – Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 1 Greenock Morton – Saturday 7th December
Game 17 – Dundee 4 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 14th December
Game 18 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 21st December
Game 19 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 3 Alloa Athletic – Saturday 28th December
Game 20 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 1 Ayr United – Saturday 4th January
Game 21 – Greenock Morton 3 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 11th January 2020
Game 22 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Dundee – Friday 24th January
Game 23 – Queen of the South 2 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 1st February 2020
Game 24 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Tuesday 25th February
Game 25 – Partick Thistle vs Dunfermline Athletic – Postponed
Game 26 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Dundee Utd – Saturday 29th February

Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic – Recent Head to Head

Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Arbroath – Tuesday 29th October 2019
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 11 – Season 2019 / 2020
Goals – Nisbet 59, 78

Arbroath 1 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 31st August 2019
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 04 – Season 2019 / 2020
Goal – Donnelly 50

Suspensions;

Neither Team has any players suspended.

Officials;

Referee: John McKendrick
Assistant Referee 1: Stuart Hodge
Assistant Referee 2: Ian Hart

Matchday Programme;

Tomorrow’s programme will be on sale just inside of Gayfield and is the 19th programme of new season and is priced at £2.50 with James Craigen on the front cover.

(Please note the image is from the check set, we caught the spelling error for Dunfermline. The printed version is correct)

Admission;

Pay at the Gate – Cash Turnstiles in operation.

Admission allows you access to the entire ground, both the stand and terracing.

Ladbrokes Championship Season 2019/2020 Admission prices;

£18 – Adults
£10 – Concessions (Child, Students, OAP 65+, Disability Entry with a free carer)
£20 – Adult and Child Gate

Segregation;

Would all supporters attending this Saturday’s Ladbrokes Championship match between Arbroath and Dunfermline Athletic at Gayfield Park on Wednesday 4th March please note that supporter segregation will be in place.

A large crowd is expected with Arbroath hosting Dunfermline Athletic as both teams are vying for a promotion place in the Championship.

It is acknowledged that this decision does restrict the normal movement of supporters inside Gayfield however it is an absolute club priority to ensure that all Supporters can attend the match in a safe and friendly environment and enjoy the football on show.

Arbroath FC supporters will occupy the Harbour End of Gayfield, which will sweep round to the the TV Gantry whilst also gaining access to the Harbour side of the Main stand.

Dunfermline Athletic supporters will be allocated to the the Pleasureland End (Switchie End) of Gayfield whilst also being permitted to Sections A and B of the Main Stand.

We expect a large crowd to watch this week’s anticipated fixture.

Your co-operation of the segregation arrangements is greatly appreciated by both clubs.

Disabled Access;

Gayfield Park, home of Arbroath FC has two enclosed disabled seating areas on either side of the main stand which are reserved for wheelchair users and their assistants / carers. Each area can accommodate up to 3 wheelchairs and 3 assistants / carers.

These areas also have wall attached seats which fold down in place for any assistant or carer that is present on the day.

Each side is accessible via a smooth flat surface suitable for wheel chairs with a disabled toilet on the opposite side of the stand.

Our match day stewards are always on hand to give assistance either into the ground, or to the accessible areas.

Unfortunately due to Gayfield’s location we don’t own any parking spaces around the ground, but there is plenty of spaces on either side of the ground to park which is all completely free.

If the distance from the main gate to the accessible area is too far, then we are happy to accommodate a vehicle into the ground for a close drop off. In this circumstance we would please ask that you contact the club a day or two before hand and arrive a little earlier than normal.

We offer a concession admission for those with a disability and free admission to any assistant or carer present.

We are a community club and hope to give all visiting and home fans the same experience as they are welcomed into our ground.

Parking;

Unfortunately due to Gayfield’s location we don’t own any parking spaces around the ground, but there is plenty of spaces on either side of the ground to park which is all completely free.

If you are coming from the direction of Dundee, there are many spaces on Queen’s Drive next to Pleasureland, of if you continue past Gayfield there is Inchcape Park which is your first right after Gayfield. It is next to the Sea which offers street and overspill onto the grass.

This area is currently suffering from water damage, and is muddy so please be careful if you choose to park here.

Full Details can be found on our website – https://www.arbroathfc.co.uk/match-day-information/

We hope to see another fantastic support for our second home Championship game of the season cheering on the Lichties!

We hope you can make it along!

C’mon the Lichties!


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