Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Dumbarton

Saturday, 4th Mar 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 4th March, 3.00pm kick off at East End Park

Dumbarton were the visitors on the day that the 2016-2017 league season got underway, now some seven months later the teams meet again on level terms. Both have amassed 27 points though the Clydeside club have played two more matches and Dunfermline lead on goal difference, -5 to the Sons -8.

Pars v Dumbarton: The Full League Record











Dunfermline`s record against Dumbarton is pretty good. They have lost only once in the last 21 meetings. . That 4-3 Dumbarton win in March 2013, the first home defeat at the hands of the Sons since 8th October 1986.

Milestones Dumbarton (Home)

Last League Victory




Last League Defeat



 .First Div

Best League Victory



 .Division 2

Worst League Defeat



 .First Div

Of the last twelve fixtures Dunfermline have won ten but the draw and loss have been in the last three fixtures.

Last 12 Matches v Dumbarton





29/10/16 A 2-2 D Championship
06/08/16 H 4-3 W Championship
23/03/13 H 3-4 L Division One
05/01/13 A 1-0 W Division One
24/11/12 H 4-0 W Division One
15/09/12 A 2-0 W Division One
01/08/09 A 5-0 W League Cup
20/04/96 H 4-1 W Division One
09/03/96 A 3-0 W Division One
21/10/95 H 3-1 W Division One
02/09/95 A 4-0 W Division One
12/04/94 A 2-0 W Division One

Last Meeting at East End Park
Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday, 6th Aug 2016

18: Stevenson`s low free kick was parried low at the left post by keeper David Hutton but Robert THOMSON was fastest to the loose ball and netted the opener. 0-1
23: It took a superb move out on the right to breakthrough the Sons defences. Higginbotham played a great ball to the in running CARDLE who found the goal just inside the far post. 1-1
26: Williamson`s cut back and despite a posse of Dumbarton players closing in on him CARDLE picked his spot and found the net from twelve yards. 2-1
66: Wright made a hash of his clearance giving Moffat the opportunity to collect 35 yards out and slip the ball left for CARDLE. Joe drew the keeper before sticking the ball into the bottom left to complete his hattrick before the midpoint of the second half. 3-1
81: HOPKIRK had pressurised Harvey after a underhit pass to him and got the break off the defender to advance in on goal 4-1
91: Sub Mark DOCHERTY converted with a setpiece finish that gave David Hutton no chance 4-2.
94: Ashcroft was red carded for holding on to his opponent and DOCHERTY smashed this one past Hutton. 4-3

DUNFERMLINE: David Hutton: Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft, Ben Richards-Everton, Lewis Martin: Rhys McCabe, Andy Geggan (c), Kallum Higginbotham (Michael Paton 74), Joe Cardle: Michael Moffat (David Hopkirk 80), Gavin Reilly (Paul McMullan 70)
SUBS NOT USED: Nat Wedderburn, Lewis Spence, Callum Fordyce, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUMBARTON: Alan Martin: Craig Pettigrew, Gregor Buchanan (c), Frazer Wright (Mark Docherty 80), Joe Thomson: Ryan Stevenson (Donald McCallum 72), Josh Todd, David Smith, Andy Stirling, Daniel Harvie, Robert Thomson.
SUBS NOT USED: Darren Barr, Amadou Kassarate, Ryan Clark, Jamie Barclay (GK)

Dunfermline . Dumbarton
Current League Position
6 7
League Points
27 27
Goal Difference
-5 -8
 .Form last six games
 .League Form Home / Away
P11 W3 D5 L3 P12 W3 D3 L6

The return at Dumbarton in October ended up 2-2. Dunfermline had pulled back a Joe Thomson 37th minute opener with a Nicky Clark equaliser five minutes into the second half. Joe Cardle looked to have notched the winner nine minutes from time but Garry Fleming squared it again just one minute later.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Hibernian):
Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Nat Wedderburn: Kallum Higginbotham, John Herron, Paul McMullan,: Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat
SUBS NOT USED: Gavin Reilly, Rhys McCabe, Joe Cardle, Michael Paton, David Hopkirk, Callum Fordyce, David Hutton (GK)

DUMBARTON (v Falkirk): Alan Martin: Mark Docherty, Gregor Buchanan, Darren Barr, Daniel Harvie: Stewart Carswell, David Smith, Lewis Vaughan (Sam Stanton 78), Andy Stirling (Ross McCrone 89), Robert Thomson, Christian Nade (Garry Fleming 81)
SUBS NOT USED: Tom Long, Kyle Prior, Callum Gallagher, Jamie Ewings (GK)

Referee will be Kevin Clancy.

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