Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Morton

Saturday, 25th Mar 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 25th March kick off 3.00pm at Cappielow. A win on Saturday would complete a year unbeaten at home in the league for `Ton

After the results from last Saturday the Championship league table narrowed somewhat. Dunfermline`s defeat to Ayr United coupled with St Mirren`s win at Palmerston Park dragged the Pars closer to the teams fighting to avoid relegation.

Morton on the other hand won at Falkirk to narrow the gap that they trail league leaders Hibs to just seven points into with a game in hand. With a visit to Easter Road for Jim Duffy`s side coming up on Wednesday 29th, they will not be wanting to slip up against the Pars while Hibs are at home to Falkirk.

Dunfermline Athletic v Morton: The Full League Record

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P

W

D

L

F

A

At East End

46

25

9

12

88

55

At Cappielow

45

17

12

16

55

54

TOTALS

91

42

21

28

143

109

Milestones v Morton (Away)

Last League Victory

13/04/13

1-0

First Div

Last League Defeat

17/09/16

1-2

Championship

Best League Victory

11/12/99
23/08/88
25/11/67

3-0
3-0
3-0

Div 1
Prem League
Div1*

Worst League Defeat

14/08/26
19/04/08

0-3
0-3

Div 1*
First Div

*Pre league reconstruction

Only three wins over Morton in the last twelve meetings is not a great record but two of those wins were at Cappielow. . Dunfermline lost all four league meetings in season 2014-15.

Last Twelve Matches v Morton
10/10/16 H W 2-1 Championship
17/09/16 A L 1-2 Championship
28/03/15 H L 0-4 League One
24/01/15 A L 0-2 League One
25/10/14 H L 1-2 League One
20/09/14 A L 1-2 League One
13/04/13 A W 1-0 Scottish Division One
23/02/13 H L 1-4 Scottish Division One
29/12/12 A L 2-4 Scottish Division One
20/10/12 H D 2-2 Scottish Division One
30/04/11 A W 2-0 Scottish Division One
05/03/11 H L 1-3 Scottish Division One

Morton are unbeaten at home this league season. Aberdeen are the only visiting team to have won at Cappielow but that was in the Betfred Cup.

Morton

Dunfermline

Current League Position
3 6
League Points
48 32
Goal Difference
+12 -2
Recent Form
WLDDWW DDWDDL
Home / Away League Record
P13, W8, D5, L0 P14, W3, D5, L6

Last Meeting at Cappielow - Saturday 17th September 2016
Morton 2 Dunfermline 1


OLIVER was able to latch on to a through ball and shake of his challenger sufficiently to rifle in a shot from the edge of the box. 24th minute, 1-0

The Pars struck back with a welcome equaliser on the half hour when a Callum Fordyce shot was deflected past McNeill by Nicky CLARK. 1-1

Time was running out for the sides but both believed they could snatch a win. Morton sent their 82nd minute corner wide but two minutes later when an overstruck cross from the left reached sub Scott Tiffoney he cut it back for QUITONGO to find the net off the underside of the crossbar. 2-1

MORTON: Andy McNeil: Lee Kilday (Jamie Lindsay 27), Tom O`Ware, Gavin Gunning, Michael Doyle, Aidan Nesbitt (Scott Tiffoney 73), Jamie McDonagh, Ross Forbes, Jai Quitongo, Gary Oliver (Tom Orr 90), Kudus Oyenuga
SUBS NOT USED: Jon Scullion, Ciaran McAleer, Lewis Strapp, Jamie McGowan (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: David Hutton, Lee Ashcroft, Callum Fordyce, Ben Richards-Everton, Lewis Martin, Michael Paton (Kallum Higginbotham 66), Andy Geggan (c), Rhys McCabe, Paul McMullan (Joe Cardle 54), Gavin Reilly (Farid El Alagui 79), Nicky Clark.
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, John Herron, Michael Moffat, Sean Murdoch (GK)

 . Form last six matches
 . Morton  .

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 . Dunfermline
 . Falkirk (A)

 .L

0-1  . Ayr United (H)  L

 .0-1

 . Queen of South (H) W 1-0  . .St Mirren (A) D 0-0
 . Dundee United (A) D 1-1  . Queen of South (H) D 1-1
 . Falkirk (H) D 2-2  . Dumbarton (H) W 5-1
 . Rangers (A) L 1-2  . Hibernian (A) D 2-2
 . Raith Rovers (A)

W

1-0  . Hamilton (A) D 1-1

Morton`s defeat at Queen of the South was their only defeat in the league since losing to Dunfermline at East End Park on 10th December.

Dunfermline have now only won once in their last eight league matches. Their last away win was at Ayr on 7th January.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Ayr United):
Sean Murdoch (c): Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Nat Wedderburn: Kallum Higginbotham (Michael Paton 63), John Herron, Joe Cardle (Gavin Reilly 80): Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat (David Hopkirk 63).
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys McCabe, Callum Fordyce, Lewis Spence, David Hutton (GK)

MORTON (v Falkirk): Derek Gaston: Lee Kildare, Thomas O`Ware, Ricki Lambert, Mark Russell: Ross Forbes, Jamie Lindsay, Aidan Nesbitt, Andy Murdoch, Gary Oliver (Luke Donnelly 78), Lawrence Shankland (Kudus Oyenuga 64)
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Tidser, Jon Scullion, Jamie McDonagh, James McGowan (GK)

Referee will be Mat Northcroft



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