Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Hamilton Accies

Saturday, 11th Feb 2017

William Hill Scottish Cup Fifth Round. Only the fourth time the clubs have been drawn together in the competition. There have been four games, one won, two lost and one drawn.

A home draw was certainly all that was wished for and a match against a Premiership club is refreshing for both players and fans.

Pars v Hamilton in the Scottish Cup
26/01/35 Dunfermline


20/01/90 Dunfermline


30/01/90 Hamilton


02/02/13 Dunfermline



The teams have not met in the league since season 2012-2013 when Dunfermline took seven points and Hamilton four. They were also last drawn together in the Scottish Cup that season and Hamilton won 2-0 at East End Park .

Milestones Hamilton Academicals (Home)

Last Victory



Div 1

Last Defeat



Div 1

Best Victory



Div 2*

Worst Defeat



Div 1

*Pre league reconstruction

The Lanarkshire club are the only club in Scotland without an away win in the league. They have won three times at home against Inverness, Aberdeen and Ross County. They lie 11th in the Premiership but they are only four points off sixth!

Dunfermline Hamilton
Current League Position
6 11
League Points
26 20
Goal Difference
-5 -10
 .Form last games
 .League Form Home / Away
P11 W3 D5 L3 P11 W0 D6 L5

Last Scottish Cup tie
Saturday 2nd February 2013
Dunfermline 0 Hamilton Accies 2

After heavy overnight frost the pitch required to pass a high noon inspection by referee John Beaton and his assistant. In the absence of both Stephen Jordan and Andy Geggan through injury, Jim Jefferies handed a first team debut to 18 year old Ross Millen. Andy Barrowman was suspended following his late sending off at Firhill in the previous round. Ryan Thomson and John Potter dropped out of the eleven that started against Livingston with Stephen Husband and Callum Morris returning.

Having missed chances in the first half Accies took the goal that they had threatened just six minutes into the second half.. A throw in on the left midway inside the Pars half was fed to Stevie MAY and his shot from 25 yards flew in off the underside of the crossbar.

Ten minutes Hamilton doubled their advantage. The ball was switched around the Pars box until eventually Jon ROUTLEDGE was perfectly placed on the edge of the box to rifle the ball past Gallacher.

No lucrative Quarter Final then for the Fifers who are left to concentrate on their First Division survival where Livingston closed the gap on them with a win at Dumbarton.

DUNFERMLINE:Paul Gallacher. Ross Millen,(Ryan Thomson 69) Andy Dowie, Callum Morris, Jordan McMillan (c). Josh Falkingham, Stephen Husband, Shaun Byrne (Alex Whittle 55), Joe Cardle. Andy Kirk, Ryan Wallace (Craig Dargo 82).
SUBS NOT USED: John Potter, Michal Hrivnak (GK).

HAMILTON ACCIES: Kevin Cuthbert. Ziggy Gordon, Martin Canning, Jonathon Page, Stephen Hendrie. Alex Neil (c). Jonathon Routledge, Darian MacKinnon, Louis Longridge, Ali Crawford. Stevie May (Andy Ryan 88).
SUBS NOT USED: Scott Christie (GK), Grant Gillespie, Michael Devlin, Gary Fisher,

Recent Form

  . Form last six matches
 . . Dunfermline  .  .  . Hamilton Accies .
 . Falkirk (A) L  .0-2  . Kilmarnock (H)) D 1-1
 . Dundee United (H) D 1-1  . Inverness CT (H) W 3-0
 . Alloa Athletic (A) W


 . St Johnstone (A) L 0-3
 . St Mirren (H) D


 . Kilmarnock (A) W 1-0
 . Ayr United (A) W


 . Motherwell (H) D


 . Raith Rovers (A) W 2-0  . Aberdeen (A) L 1-2

Hamilton progressed to the Fifth Round courtesy of a 90th minute penalty scored by Rakish Bingham but that is their first victory in twelve matches but they have followed that up with a 3-0 home win over Inverness Caley Thistle in the midweek fixture on 31st January.

The Pars unbeaten of eleven matches came to an end with their 2-0 defeat at The Falkirk Stadium last Saturday.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Falkirk):
Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Lee Ashcroft, Callum Morris, Jason Talbot: Paul McMullan (David Hopkirk 63), John Herron (Joe Cardle 81), Nat Wedderburn, Kallum Higginbotham: Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat (Gavin Reilly 63).
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys McCabe, Lewis Martin, Michael Paton, David Hutton (GK)

HAMILTON ACCIES (v Kilmarnock): Gary Woods: Danny Seaborne, Michael Devlin, Massimo Donah (Ronan Hughes 82), Grant Gillespie, Dougie Imrie, Darian MacKinnon, Blair Adams, Alejandro D`Acol (Eamonn Brophy 15), Daniel Redmond (Steven Boyd 90), Rakish Bingham
SUBS NOT USED: Craig Watson, Ross Cunningham, Sean McKirdy, Remi Matthews (GK).

Referee will be Craig Thomson.

Come on ye Pars!

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