Dunfermline Athletic

Preview v Hearts

Saturday, 29th Jul 2017

Betfred Cup: Group B Tynecastle Park, Saturday 29th July 2017, kick off 3.00pm

After the results on Tuesday night a draw at Tynecastle should be enough to see the Pars into the draw for the last sixteen of the Betfred Cup. Saturday`s opponents Hearts went down to a surprise defeat at Peterhead so the Group sees Dunfermline lead with eight points and the two sides below - Hearts and Peterhead - on six points. Pessimists, however, might say that a Peterhead win at Elgin coupled with defeat at Tynecastle would mean that the Pars might fail to quality.

Its the first time since December 2011 that Dunfermline will travel to Tynecastle. The sides have faced each other ten times in the League Cup and Hearts have the edge having won six to the Pars four - in 1971, 1974 (2) and 1997. One of the wins in 1974 was at Tynecastle.

Milestones Hearts (Away)

Last League Victory

10/02/90

2-0

Premier League

Last League Defeat

17/12/11

0-4

SPL

Best League Victory

10/02/90

2-0

Premier . League

Worst League Defeat

24/02/01

1-7

SPL

*Pre league reconstruction

The last time Dunfermline won at Tynecastle. was 27 matches ago more than 27 years back when George O’Boyle and Ross Jack were on target as the Athletic triumphed 2-0 in February 1990. The Pars solitary two Premier League victories were a bit like the proverbial buses, not just one but two came along during season 1989/90. Ross Jack and Paul Smith were the scorers when Dunfermline won 2-1 in October 1989. . Sadly since then it has been very one sided.

Dunfermline have recorded just two wins in the last fifteen games between the teams, with two draws, and eleven defeats.

Last Fifteen Matches v Hearts

Date

H/A

F-A

Scorers

07/04/12 H 1-2 [0-1] Glen, [0-2] Keddie og, [1-2] Zaliukas og
17/12/11 A 0-4 [0-1] Elliot, [0-2] Taouil, [0-3] Templeton, [0-4] Skacel
15/10/11 H 0-2 [0-1] Webster, [0-2] Skacel
23/09/09 A 1-2 [1-0] Bayne, [1-1] Glen, [1-2] Stewart pen.
25/09/07 A 1-4 [0-1] Nade pen [1-1] Simmonds, [1-2] Berra, [1-3] Elliot, [1-4] Elliot
03/02/07 H 1-0 [1-0] Wilson
02/01/07 H 0-1 [0-1] Pospisal
28/10/06 A 1-1 [0-1] Velicka [1-1] Hamilton
29/07/06 H 1-2 [0-1] Bednar, [1-1] Simmons, [1-2] Pospisal
24/04/06 A 0-4 [0-1] Pospisal, [0-2] Bednar, [0-3] Mikoliunas, [0-4] Makela
14/01/06 H 1-4 [0-1] Pressley, [0-2] Pospisil, [1-2] Burchill, [1-3] Pospisal, [1-4] Skacel
22/10/05 A 0-2 [0-1] . . [0-2] .
05/03/05 H 1-1 [1-0] Wilson, [1-1] Hartley (pen)
04/12/04 A 0-3 [0-1] Wyness, [0-2] Pereira, [0-3] Hartley (pen)

19/09/04

H

1-0

[1-0] Nicholson

Last visit to Tynecastle
SPL Saturday 17th December 2011
Hearts 4 Dunfermline 0


The Pars first league match at Tynecastle for over five years failed to bring any Christmas cheer to the East End team. Hearts never looked back after taking an early lead and Jim McIntyre maintained that there would be no success until his team stopped leaking goals.

Ian Black whipped that over to the back post Ryan McGowan knocked it down for Stephen ELLIOTT to ram into the Pars net right on two minutes.
Perseverance on the left allowed the ball to be played to Mehdi TAOUIL who sent the ball past Gallacher from the edge of the box. It looked rather easy, 2-0

On 71 minutes Hardie tried to twist his way out of defence while surrounded by three opponents. he beat off two to raise applause of the travelling support but he failed to beat off the third and TEMPLETON went in on goal to thrash the ball beyond Gallacher. 3-0

In the second minute of added time a real pile driver of a shot from Stevenson was parried up in the air by the Pars keeper and SKACEL followed in to head home, 4-0.

HEARTS: Marián Kello. Jamie Hamill, Marius Zaliukas, Andy Webster, Ryan McGowan. David Templeton (Arvydas Novikovas 82) Stephen Elliott (Ryan Stevenson 84), Scott Robinson, Adrian Mrowiec, Ian Black, Mehdi Taouil.(Rudolf Skacel 72)
SUBS NOT USED: Jamie MacDonald (GK), John Sutton, Brad McKay, Chris Kane.

DUNFERMLINE: Paul Gallacher, Andy Dowie, John Potter, Alex Keddie. Paul Willis, Paul Burns, Gary Mason (c)(Ryan Thomson,75), Martin Hardie, David Graham, Liam Buchanan (Andy Kirk 72), Andy Barrowman (Joe Cardle 62).
SUBS NOT USED: Chris Smith (GK), Pat Clarke, Shaun Byrne, Kerr Young.

Betfred Cup Form -
 . HEARTS .  .

 .

 .

 .

 . DUNFERMLINE .
 . Peterhead (A) L 1-2  . Peterhead (H) W 5-1
 . East Fife (H) W 3-0  . East Fife (A) D 0-0
 . Elgin City (A) W 0-1  . Elgin City (H) W 6-0

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE: (v Peterhead):
Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Kallum Higginbotham, Michael Paton (Aaron Splaine 59), Dean Shiels, Joe Cardle (Jean-Yves M`Voto 71): Declan McManus, Nicky Clark (Callum Smith 59)
SUBS NOT USED: Nat Wedderburn, Scott Lochhead, Conner Duthie, Cammy Gill (GK)

HEARTS: (v Peterhead): Jack Hamilton: Jordan McGhee, Christophe Berra, Krystian Nowak, Michael Smith: Don Cowie (Malaury Martin 76), Prince Buaben (Arnaud Sutchuin-Djoum 68), Rafal Grzelak, Isma Gonçalves, Kyle Lafferty
SUBS NOT USED: Cole Stockton, Rory Currie, Dario Zanatta, Jamie Brandon, Viktor Noring (GK)

Referee will be Craig Thomson



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