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Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic – Match Preview

Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 04 – Season 2019 / 2020

Saturday 31st August 2019, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off

Arbroath welcome Steven Crawford’s Dunfermline Athletic to Gayfield tomorrow for our 2nd home game of the Championship season.

Dunfermline Athletic is a club well known to our Management Team, but it is the first time we have played the Pars since 2017 when we traveled to East End Park for the Irn-Bru Cup.

There has been a real turnaround in players this summer at East End Park, with 12 players coming in with Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald arriving just today on loan from Heart of Midlothian.

Several of the Dunfermline Players will be familiar to the Lichties with Cammy Gill and Andy Ryan having loan spells at Gayfield, and Euan Murray, Kevin Nisbet, Josh Edwards and Kyle Turner all having faced the Lichties last year in League One with Raith Rovers, Airdrieonians and Stranraer.

Arbroath will be confident after last week’s display at Alloa Athletic, but will be again without Gavin Swankie and Scott Stewart who face a few weeks out. Finnish midfielder Miko Virtanen signed on Thursday and may come into the matchday squad.

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

Dunfermline Athletic Squad (including summer arrivals)

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

01 – GK – Ryan Scully
20 – GK – Cammy Gill

02 – DF – Aaron Comrie (St. Johnstone)
03 – DF – Tom Lang (Clyde)
04 – DF – Lewis Martin
05 – DF – Euan Murray (Raith Rovers)
06 – DF – Lee Ashcroft
14 – DF – Danny Devine
16 – DF – Stuart Morrison
18 – DF – Paul Allan
19 – DF – Matthew Bowman (Scarborough Athletic)
24 – DF – Josh Edwards (Airdrieonians)

07 – MF – Joe Thomson
08 – MF – Tom Beading
11 – MF – Ryan Dow (Peterhead)
12 – MF – Kyle Turner (Stranraer)
21 – MF – Paul Paton (Falkirk)
22 – MF – Josh Coley (Norwich City, loan)
?? – MF – Harry Cochrane (Heart of Midlothian, loan)
?? – MF – Anthony McDonald (Heart of Midlothian, loan)

09 – ST – Gabby McGill (Middlesbrough)
10 – ST – Andy Ryan
15 – ST – Kevin Nisbet (Raith Rovers)

East End Park Departures

Aidan Connolly (Falkirk),
James Craigen (AFC Fylde),
Mark Durnan (Falkirk),
Kallum Higginbotham (Real Kashmir),
Myles Hippolyte (Yeovil Town),
Jackson Longridge (Bradford City),
Louis Longridge (Falkirk),
Brandon Luke (Stenhousemuir),
Robbie Muirhead (Greenock Morton),
Ryan Williamson (Partick Thistle),
Gregor Jordan (Kennoway Star Hearts Amateur, loan),
Josh Robertson (Civil Service Strollers, loan),
Callum Smith (Airdrieonians, loan),
Bruce Anderson (Aberdeen, end of loan),
Ryan Blair (Swansea City, end of loan),
Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dundee, end of loan),
James Vincent (Dundee, end of loan),
Sean Murdoch (retired),
Lee Robinson

Arbroath vs Dunfermline Athletic – Head to Head

Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Arbroath – Tuesday 15th August 2017
Irn-Bru Cup – 1st Round
Goals – Andy Ryan 24, 41

Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 0 Arbroath – Tuesday 19th July 2016
Betfred Cup – Group C – Game 2
Goals – Moffat 44, 66, Geggan 62

Arbroath 1 – 4 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 25th July 2015
Petrofac Training Cup – 1st Round (North)
Goals – Grehan 72 – El Bakhtaoui 9, 28, Moffat 20, Wallace 62

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


Neither Team has any players suspended.


Referee: Steven Kirkland
Assistant Referee 1: Douglas Ross
Assistant Referee 2: Billy Baxter

Matchday Programme;

Tomorrow’s programme will be on sale just inside of Gayfield and is the 4th programme of new season and is priced at £2.50 with Josh Campbell on the front cover.


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


Would all supporters attending this Saturday’s Ladbrokes Championship match between Arbroath and Dunfermline Athletic at Gayfield Park on Saturday 31st August please note that supporter segregation will be in place.

A large crowd is expected with Arbroath hosting Dunfermline Athletic for their second home match of the season.

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 weekend’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.


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.

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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