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Dunfermline Preview

Dundee’s first league game of the season see them travel to Fife to take on Dunfermline Athletic in the Ladbrokes Championship and here we round up everything you need to know ahead of the match.

Match Info

FIXTURE: Dunfermline Athletic v Dundee FC

COMPETITION: Ladbrokes Championship

DATE: Friday 2nd August 2019

KICK OFF: 7.05pm

VENUE: East End Park

Ticketing Information

Tickets are now on sale for our Ladbrokes Championship opening fixture away to Dunfermline Athletic on Friday 2nd August, kick off 7.05pm

Ticket prices are –

Adult – £20
Concessions – £14 (OVER 60, Under 18, Full Time Students, Disabled and Unemployed)
Under 12s – £6

Tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office inside Dundee Direct.

We would strongly advise those who plan on travelling to purchase tickets in advance where possible from the Dundee FC Ticket Office to avoid queues on the night.

We have been informed that there will be tickets on sale at East End Park from a ticket pod.

Opposition Info

FORMED: 1885

STADIUM: East End Park

CAPACITY: 11,480

PITCH SIZE: 105m x 64m

MANAGER: Stephen Crawford

CHAIRMAN: Ross McArthur

NICKNAME: The Pars

MASCOT: Sammy the Tammy

CLUB COLOURS: Black and white

HONOURS: Scottish Cup winners: 1961, 1968

Scottish League Division Two (2nd tier) winners: 1925/26

Scottish League First Division (2nd tier) winners: 1988/89, 1995/96, 2010/11

Scottish League Second Division (3rd tier) winners: 1985/86

SPFL League One (3rd tier) winners: 2015/16

UEFA Cup Winners Cup semi-finalists: 1961/62

Scottish League Challenge Cup: 2007/08

RECORD ATTENDANCE: 27,816 v Celtic, Scottish League, 30/4/1968

RECORD WIN: 11-2 v Stenhhousemuir, Scottish League, 27/9/1930

WEBSITE: www.dafc.co.uk

Getting to the Ground

The full address of Dunfermline Athletic for Sat-Nav is East End Park, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY12 7RB

By Car:

From the North and South: Exit the M90 at Junction 3 and take the A907 (Halbeath Road) into Dunfermline and the ground is on the right.

From Kincardine Bridge and Alloa: Take the A985 to the A994 into Dunfermline. Take Pittencrief Street, Glen Bridge and Carnegie Drive to Sinclair Gardens roundabout. Take the first exit towards the traffic lights, then turn right into Ley’s Park Road. Take the second exit on the right into the car park at the rear of the stadium.

Car Parking: There is an official car/coach park at the north end of the ground which can be accessed via Ley’s Park Road on a matchday. There is a £2 charge for cars and a £7 charge for coaches.

Dundee fans may find parking on the north side of the cemetery and then walking through the cemetery is the best way for a fast getaway.

By Train:

There are two Railway Stations that are each about a 15 minute walk away from East End Park, or about £5 in a taxi. These are Dunfermline Queen Margaret and Dunfermline Town. Both are served by trains from Edinburgh and the latter as the name suggests is closer to the town centre.

From Dundee, take a train to Inverkeithing and change there onto the Fife Circle line. An off peak return costs £21.60.

Match Officials

Referee – Greg Aitken
AR1 – Sean Carr
AR2 – Craig Macrae
Fourth official – Chris Graham

Head to Head v Dunfermline Athletic

LEAGUE: Won 41, Draw 27, Loss 38

SCOTTISH CUP: Won 1, Draw 0, Loss 2

LEAGUE CUP: Won 4, Draw 2, Loss 3

CHALLENGE CUP: Won 1, Draw 0, Loss 0

TOTALS: Won 47, Draw 29, Loss 43

Last Five Dundee v Dunfermline Athletic Matches

  1. 22/7/2018 | Home | League Cup | Lost 1-0 | 2,870
  2. 25/8/2015 | Away | League Cup | Lost 3-1 | 3,806 | Hemmings
  3. 11/3/2011 | Home | First Division | Drew 1-1 | 4,507 | Hyde
  4. 15/1/2011 | Away | First Division | Drew 0-0 | 3,385
  5. 23/10/2010 | Home | First Division | Drew 2-2 | 5,636 | Griffiths, Higgins

Last Meeting

The Dark Blues put in a poor performance and went down to a 1-0 defeat at home to Dunfermline Athletic in last season’s Betfred Cup group stages. Jackson Longridge scored the only goal after only two minutes. Both sides had chances for further goals, but the Pars were always the more determined and composed side. Dundee were badly disrupted by injury, being forced to use all three substitutes to replace injured players, two before half time, but they were always second best and could have no complaints about the defeat.

Dundee FC: Hamilton, Kerr , Kusunga (Caulker 67), Meekings, Ralph (Curran 36), McGowan, Madianga, Ngwatala, Mendy, Moussa (c) (Henvey 12), Wighton

Unused subs: Parish (gk), Jefferies, Spence, Lambert.

Dunfermline Athletic: Robinson, Durnan, Ashcroft, Devine, Williamson, Thomson (Connolly 85), Craigen, Jackson Longridge, Higginbotham, Louis Longridge, Hippolyte (Ryan 82)

Unused subs: Gill (gk), Todd, Martin, McCann, Luke.

Goal: Jackson Longridge (2).

Attendance: 2,870 (516 Pars fans)

Referee: Bobby Madden. Assistants: Graeme Stewart, Anthony Cooper. Fourth Official Steven Reid.

Top Scorers

DUNDEE: Nelson 2; Curran 1; Johnson 1

DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC: Nisbet 5; Beadling 2; Turner 2; Dow, Ryan, Coley, Comrie 1

Dunfermline Athletic’s Season So Far

Dunfermline opened their season with an impressive 3-2 win at Premiership St Mirren in the Betfred Cup. The Pars ran into a 3-0 lead before half-time and were able to comfortably hold on for the win despite The Saints two quick goals at the start of the second half.

They followed up with a 6-0 rout of Albion Rovers at East End Park where The Pars had another superb first half, racing into a 5-0 lead.

However after such a great start, Dunfermline surprisingly went down 1-0 away at Edinburgh City but after defeating East Kilbride 4-0 at home in their last group game, The Pars topped their group and qualified for the last 16.

Match Programme

Dunfermline’s match programme is produced by our programme partners Curtis Sport and priced £3, it will be available in and around the ground from 6pm.

If you can’t make the game but would still like a copy of the programme, it can be purchased from the Curtis Sport website www.curtis-sport.co.uk

How To Watch

This match is live on the BBC Scotland channel from 7pm.

Subscribers outwith the UK will be able to watch live on DeeTV.

Fans in the UK can sign up to DeeTV for a monthly fee of £5.99 or an annual fee of £59.99 which will give them access to live audio of most Ladbrokes Championship games, full match replays and highlights, behind the scenes content and exclusive interviews.

The full ninety minutes of the match, a shorter highlights package alongside exclusive post match interviews with the manager and players will be available to every subscriber of DeeTV on Saturday.

If you are out with the UK you will also be able to take advantage of our Live Streaming package for every home game.

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