Tuesday, 15th Nov 2022
SPFL Trust Trophy Third Round (home) Tuesday 15th November 2022, kick off 7.45pm at The KDM Group East End Park
On Tuesday evening Dunfermline Athletic and Celtic B will fight it out for the final place in the last sixteen of this season’s SPFL Trust Trophy. The prize awaiting the winner is an away tie against Arbroath on Saturday 10th December.
Under the management team of Darren O’Dea and Stephen McManus, Celtic B compete in the Lowland League and have never come up against Dunfermline before. Their current league opponents include the likes of Cowdenbeath, Spartans and Dalbeattie Star. In the SPFL Trust Trophy they reached the third round having defeated Albion Rovers 3-2 at Cliftonhill on 9th August.
Tuesday night’s cup tie has been re-scheduled from 24th September after Celtic B players call up on international duty. Suffice to say that prompts alarm bells about the quality of the opposition.
Dunfermline are unbeaten at home this season and have won four of their last six matches. They have scored 30 goals in their 19 matches.
This season Celtic B have scored 48 goals in their 16 matches. They have won seven of their last eight matches
Last six matches
Clyde (H) D 2-2
Falkirk (A) W 1-0
Kelty Hearts (H) W 2-1
Montrose (A) L 0-2
Clyde (A) W 2-0
FC Edinburgh (H) W 1-0
Edinburgh University (A) W 4-2
East Stirlingshire (A) W 3-0
Open Goal Broomhill (H) W 6-2
Cumberland Colts (A) L 2-4
Tranent Juniors (A) W 1-0
Gala Fairydean (A) W 4-3
League One Position: 1st
League Points: 32
Goal Difference: +13
Home League Record: P8 W4 D4 L0 GF11 GA7
Last Six Match Form: WWLWWD
Lowland League position: 7th
League points: 32
Goal Difference: +26
Away League Record: P10 W6 D2 L2 GF23 GA14
Last Six Match Form: WWLWWW
Last time out
DUNFERMLINE (v Clyde): Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Josh Edwards, Kyle Macdonald (Kane Ritchie-Hosler HT), Joe Chalmers, Chris Mochrie, Matthew Todd, Robbie Mahon (Nikolay Todorov HT), Craig Wighton.
SUBS NOT USED: Rhys Breen, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Liam Hoggan, Max Little (GK)
CELTIC B (v Edinburgh Univ): Josh Clarke: Ben McPherson, Matthew Anderson (c), Robertson, Dylan Corr, Ewan Otoo, Bruno Davidson, Tsoanelo Letsosa, Joey Dawson, Corey Thomson, Ben Quinn.
SUBS: Mackenzie Carse, Dobbie, Daniel Kelly, Turley, Joe Morrison (GK).
Referee will be Calum Scott.
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