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Saturday, 21st Jan 2017

William Hill Scottish Cup Fourth Round: 3.00pm kick off at the Indodrill Stadium

The William Hill Scottish Cup Fourth Round draw sends the Pars to the Indodrill Stadium on Saturday to face Alloa Athletic. The home side sit second in League One and have not played the Pars since the First Division Play Offs on 2013. Alloa won the first leg 3-0 giving Jim Jefferies side too much to do at East End Park in the return. The 1-0 victory was not enough to save the Pars from relegation.

It is 56 years since the sides were last drawn together in the Scottish Cup. They have been drawn against each other five times and its 3-2 on the Pars progress with one tie being drawn. .Two of the ties were in Victorian times, Alloa winning 8-4 at East End Park in 1886 and losing 1-0 to the Pars the following season.
Then in 1938-39 season Alloa progressed after a 1-1 draw in Dunfermline and a 3-2 home win. The Pars won the last two cup meetings, 2-0 away in 1958 and 4-0 at home in 1961 en route to their first ever Scottish Cup win.

Milestones v Alloa Athletic (away)

Last Victory



First Div Play Off

Last Defeat



First Div Play Off

Best Victory



Division B (two)

Worst Defeat



Division B (two)

Dunfermline have lost two of the last 12 meetings, won six and drawn four. . Both the last defeats were away and both by a 3-0 scoreline.

Last Twelve Matches v Alloa Athletic
19-05-2013 Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Alloa Athletic First Div Play Off
15-05-2013 Alloa Athletic 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic First Div Play Off
26-08-2008 Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Alloa Athletic League Cup
26-09-2001 Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Alloa Athletic League Cup
20-08-1991 Dunfermline Athletic 4-1 Alloa Athletic League Cup
05-05-1985 Alloa Athletic 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic Second Division
26-02-1985 Alloa Athletic 1-3 Dunfermline Athletic Second Division
27-10-1984 Dunfermline Athletic 2-2 Alloa Athletic Second Division
26-03-1983 Alloa Athletic 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic First Division
03-01-1983 Dunfermline Athletic 2-0 Alloa Athletic First Division
06-11-1982 Alloa Athletic 2-2 Dunfermline Athletic First Division
01-09-1982 Alloa Athletic 3-0 Dunfermline Athletic League Cup

Recent Scottish Cup Record



2015-16 A Ross County 1-3 Round 4
2014-15 H Stranraer 1-3 Round 4
2013-14 A Rangers . 0-4 Round 5
2012-13 H Hamilton 0-2 Round 5
2011-12 H Inverness CT 1-3 Round 4
2010-11 A Aberdeen 0-1 Round 5
2009-10 H Celtic 2-4 Round 5
2008-09 N Falkirk 1-3 Semi Final
2007-08 A Partick Thistle 1-2 Round 4
2006-07 N Celtic 0-1 Final
2005-06 H Airdrie United 3-4 Round 3
2004-05 H Celtic 0-3 Round 4
2003-04 N Celtic 1-3 Final

This Season
The sides played out a 1-1 draw in a pre season friendly at the Indodrill Stadium on 29th June 2016.
Alloa Athletic have gathered 33 points from their 21 League One matches, Dunfermline have 25 points from the same number of games in the Championship. . Alloa have scored 41 league goals, Dunfermline 27. . .
In October after the departure of their manager Jack Ross to St Mirren, Alloa appointed Jim Goodwin as their player/manager, Paddy Connolly is his assistant.

Alloa Athletic Dunfermline
Current League Position
2 5
Recent Results
League Points
21 25
Goal Difference
+12 -3
League Record
P21, W9, D6, L6 P21, W6, D7, L8

Alloa Athletic started the season impressively winning their first ten matches and defeating Ross County, Raith Rovers and Inverness Caley Thistle in the process. Alloa have however won only 3 of their last ten matches, their last home win was on 5th November and that is their only home win in the eight matches since the beginning of September. Dunfermline are unbeaten in their last nine matches.

Recent Form
 . . Alloa Athletic  .  . Dunfermline
 . Peterhead (H) L


 . St Mirren (H) D


 . Stranraer (A) W 2-1  . Ayr United (A) W


 . Stenhousemuir (A) W 4-2  . Raith Rovers (A) W 2-0
 . Brechin City (H) L 1-2  . Falkirk (H) D 1-1
 . Queens Park (H)


1-1  . Queen of the South (A) D 2-2
 . Stranraer (H) D 2-2  . Morton (H) W 2-1

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v St Mirren):
 Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan, Callum Fordyce (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Paul McMullan (Joe Cardle 89), John Herron, Nat Wedderburn, Kallum Higginbotham: Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat.
SUBS NOT USED: Farid El Alagui, Gavin Reilly, Lewis Martin, Rhys McCabe, Callum Morris, David Hutton (GK)

ALLOA ATHLETIC (v Peterhead): Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Calum Waters, Jason Marr (Frank McKeown 87), Andy Graham, Steven Hetherington (Jamie Longworth 66), Jon Robertson, Jordan Kirkpatrick, Iain Flannigan, Kevin Cawley, Greig Spence
SUBS NOT USED: Graeme Holmes, Ryan Hoggan, Adam Martin, Scott Hynd, Craig McDowall (GK).

Greig Spence is Alloa`s top goalscorer with seventeen goals this season, Jordan Kirkpatrick has scored 13.

Referee will be Alan Newlands.

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