Dunfermline Athletic vs Arbroath – Match Preview




Dunfermline Athletic vs Arbroath – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 26 – Season 2020 / 2021

Saturday 24th April 2021, East End Park, Dunfermline, 3.00pm kick off

The Lichties head to Fife tomorrow for the penultimate game of the 27 game Championship Season.

This is a huge match for both clubs for very different reasons.

Dunfermline Athletic currently sit 4th with 36 points and require 2 wins from their final 2 games to automatically secure a Premiership play-off spot. With Dundee just 3 points ahead of the Pars on 39 points and Inverness just one point behind on 35.

Arbroath who are in 7th place need to win to make sure they win to avoid the relegation play-offs.

It is very tight with Arbroath sitting on 29 points, with Queen of the South just 2 points above on 31 and both Ayr United and Greenock Morton only 2 points behind on 27 points. Currently 8 out of 10 Championship teams all have something to play for.

Dunfermline and Arbroath both have a win each so far in the Championship. A late, cruel goal by Kevin O’Hara in the 91st minute nicked the 3 points for the Pars on Boxing Day, whilst goals by Thomas O’Brien and Dale Hilson secured the win for the Lichties in February.

Dunfermline have won 8 home matches at East End Park this season and are coming off a 3-1 win over Queen of the South last weekend.

Since our last meeting Dunfermline Athletic have added former Lichtie Craig Wighton on loan from Hearts, Ewan Henderson on loan from Celtic and Lithuanian International defender Vytas Gašpuitis who stands at 6’-6”

Arbroath should be able to call on the same squad who defeated Ayr United 4-0 last Saturday with Gavin Swankie and Bobby Linn getting closer and closer to recovery.

We know it is another huge game for the club, but we hope you will be cheering us on from home.

C’mon the Lichties!

Dunfermline Athletic – (including loans winter arrivals)

Head Coach – Stevie Crawford
First Team Coach – Jason Dair
Assistant Head Coach – Greg Shields

Goalkeepers
1 – Owain Fon Williams
20 – Cammy Gill
30 – Ben Swinton

Defenders
2 – Aaron Comrie
3 – Josh Edwards
4 – Lewis Martin
5 – Euan Murray
6 – Kyle MacDonald
13 – Vytas Gašpuitis
16 – Steven Whittaker
22 – Lewis Mayo (On Loan from Rangers)
44 – Paul Watson

Midfielders
8 – Ewan Henderson (On loan from Celtic)
11 – Ryan Dow
12 – Scott Cusick
15 – Iain Wilson
18 – Paul Allan
21 – Fraser Murray (On Loan from Hibernian)
23 – Dom Thomas
24 – Kerr McInroy (On loan from Celtic)
25 – Scott Banks (On loan from Crystal Palace)
26 – Matty Todd
27 – Lucas Berry

Strikers
7 – Kevin O’Hara
9 – Craig Wighton (On loan from Heart of Midlothian)
10 – Declan McManus
14 – Lewis McCann

Dunfermline Athletic Departures

Kyle Turner – On loan at Airdrieonians
Miller Fenton – On loan at East Fife
Gabby McGill – On Loan at York City

Dunfermline Athletic vs Arbroath – Head to Head

Arbroath 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 6th February 2021
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 15 – Season 2020 / 2021
Goals – O’Brien 27, Hilson 36

Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Arbroath – Saturday 26th December 2020
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 9 – Season 2020 / 2021
Goal – O’Hara 91

Arbroath 1 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 28th November 2020
Betfred Cup – 2nd Round – Season 2020 / 2021
Goals – Hilson 65 – Dow 28, Murray 36, O’Hara 82 pen

Arbroath 0 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Wednesday 4th March 2020,
Ladbrokes Championship – Game 27 – Season 2019 / 2020

Dunfermline Athletic – Scottish Championship Results 2020/2021

Game 01 – Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Sat 17th October
Game 02 – Alloa Athletic 1 – 4 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 24th October
Game 03 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 3 Queen of the South – Sat 31st October
Game 04 – Ayr United 0 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 7th November
Game 05 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 1 Heart of Midlothian – Fri 20th November
Game 06 – Raith Rovers 2 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 5th December
Game 07 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 2 Greenock Morton – Sat 12th December
Game 08 – Dundee 3 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 19th December
Game 09 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Arbroath – Sat 26th December
Game 10 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Tues 29th Dec
Game 11 – Dunfermline Athletic 4 – 1 Raith Rovers – Wed 3rd February
Game 12 – Heart of Midlothian 1 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 30th January
Game 13 – Greenock Morton 0 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Fri 15th January
Game 14 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 0 Ayr United – Sat 23rd January
Game 15 – Arbroath 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 6th February
Game 16 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 0 Dundee – Tues 13th April
Game 17 – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 1 Alloa Athletic – Sat 20th February
Game 18 – Queen of the South 1 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 27th February
Game 19 – Raith Rovers 5 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Tues 30th March
Game 20 – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Greenock Morton – Sat 13th March
Game 21 – Dunfermline 0 – 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Sat 20th March
Game 22 – Dundee 3 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 27th March
Game 23 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 0 Heart of Midlothian – Sat 3rd April
Game 24 – Ayr United 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic – Sat 10th April
Game 25 – Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 1 Queen of the South – Sat 17th April

Suspensions;

Neither team has any players suspended.

Officials;

Referee – Steve McLean
Assistant Referee 1 – Graham Chambers
Assistant Referee 2 – Chris Phillips

How to watch;

Arbroath Supporters can purchase a live stream for tomorrow’s visit to East End Park for £12 via www.parstv.co.uk

The stream starts at 2pm with the live show starting at 2.45pm

You MUST purchase stream before 2.45pm.

You can sign up at www.parstv.co.uk

If you have any problems please email support@parstv.co.uk

We hope you can tune in to cheer on the Lichties from home.

C’mon the Lichties!


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