DUNFERMLINE'S postponed Championship clash with Dundee has been given a new date, the SPFL have confirmed.

The promotion chasing rivals had been due to meet at East End on February 13 but, with East End covered in snow, the game was called off 24 hours prior.

It had been originally agreed that the rearranged match would take place on Wednesday March 10, but it has now been brought forward 24 hours at the request of both clubs.

The match will now take place on Tuesday March 9, with kick off slated for 7pm.

It will be the second meeting of the teams this season, following a remarkable fightback by Dunfermline at Dens Park in December.

Played six days before Christmas, the Pars were facing a festive nightmare as they found themselves 3-0 down with little more than 10 minutes left.

However, Paul Watson's header and Declan McManus' penalty brought them back into contention before, with the last kick of the game, the latter's superb free-kick rescue a dramatic point.

It maintained an impressive recent record for the Pars against the Dark Blues, which shows that they have only lost one of the last 11 meetings in all competitions.

That came last season - a 4-3 reverse in the City of Discovery - and, in the same period, Athletic have won five, with the rest ending in draws.

Dunfermline are also unbeaten in their last eight games at home to Dundee, winning four of them, with the Taysiders' last success on the Halbeath Road coming in November 2008, when they won a First Division match 1-0.

The last meeting between the two at East End saw the Pars, with first half goals from Ryan Dow and Kevin Nisbet, run out convincing 2-0 winners last January.

After the weekend's games, which saw Dunfermline beat Alloa and Dundee lose at home to Queen of the South, Stevie Crawford's second top side are seven points clear of their fifth-placed rivals, having played two matches more.