Saturday, 26th Nov 2022
Scottish Cup Third Round, Saturday 26th November 3.00pm kick off at The KDM Group East End Park
Scottish Cup third round opponents on Saturday will be League Two side, Forfar Athletic. This will be the Loons first visit to The KDM Group East End Park since April 2016 and it’s the first time that the sides have met in the Scottish Cup since season 1991/92. Thirty years ago it took a 3-1 home win in a replay to see the Premier League Pars through to face Hearts.
In the Scottish Cup Forfar and Dunfermline have been drawn together four times, one match was drawn and Dunfermline have won four. The sides met in a pre season friendly in July this year. Three goals in each half gave Dunfermline a resounding win in a game played on the newly laid Station Park surface. Kevin O`Hara notched two with the other goals shared around four of his team mates.
Milestones Forfar Athletic (home)
Last Victory 24/10/15 4-0 League One
Last Defeat 25/04/15 1-3 League One
Best Victory 08/09/51 7-2 Div Two*
Worst Defeat 10/03/51 2-4 Div Two*
*Pre league reconstruction
The Pars have won four of the last five meetings but had only won one of the previous eight matches.
Last Meeting at East End Park
League One, Saturday 9th April 2016
Dunfermline 2 Forfar Athletic 2
Forfar Athletic went ahead from a 13th minute free kick that SWANKIE drove low from 25 yards through the Pars wall to find the far right of the net. 0-1 Sean Murdoch had little chance of keeping it out but there would be arguments about whether or not Omar Kader was falling before coming into contact with Robinson in the first place.
The Pars hit on the half hour benefitting from a full back being out of position. Wallace sent a fine ball through into the path of MOFFAT who running into the box from the left, netted in style for a 30th minute equaliser. 1-1
Martin looked like he had done really well to intercept a Forfar cross in from the left but RYAN pounced on the loose ball and drilled it into the Pars net to restore their lead just five minutes into the second half. 1-2
In 56 minutes Williamson was played into the box by Wallace and his cut back seemed ideal for Moffat lingering on six yards but he somehow managed to turn the ball over the crossbar. Quite a let off!
Two minutes later it was Wallace who was presented with a shooting chance but from 20 yards he too found the McCathie Stand. Then on the hour a 35 yard free kick was struck powerfully on target by McCabe, Hill did well to halt the ball but in doing so set up the alert MOFFAT for a tap in. His 15th goal of the season made it 2-2
DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch (c); Ryan Williamson (Craig Reid 84), Brad McKay, Lewis Martin, Jason Talbot; Michael Paton, Rhys McCabe, Scott Robinson (Josh Falkingham 79), Conner Duthie, Ryan Wallace, Michael Moffat
SUBS NOT USED: Joe Cardle, Andy Geggan, David Hopkirk, Faissal El Bakhtaoui, David Hutton (GK).
FORFAR ATHLETIC: Darren Hill, Scott Martin, Thomas O`Brien, Gareth Rodger, Bryan Hodge; Omar Kader, Scott Smith, Gavin Swankie (c), Danny Denholm; Steven Craig (Euan Spark 67), Andy Ryan
SUBS NOT USED: Michael Dunlop, Kerr Hay, Derek Young, James Yates, Frankie Devine, Jason King (GK).
Forfar Athletic have won 5 of their 21 matches in all competitions this season. They have won two, lost two and drawn two of their last six matches. Away from home Forfar have won three of their last five on the road.
Dunfermline have won four of their last six league matches, lost one and drawn one. The Pars are undefeated in their eleven home matches this season
League One Position: 1st
League Points: 35
Goal Difference: +15
Home League Record: P8 W4 D4 L0 GF11 GA7
Last Six Match Form: WLWWDW
League Two Position: 10th
League Points: 13
Goal Difference: -9
Away League Record: P7 W2 D1 L4 GF6 GA8
Last Six Match Form: WWLLDD
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Peterhead): Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen: Aaron Comrie, Joe Chalmers, Chris Mochrie, Matthew Todd (Chris Hamilton 87), Josh Edwards: Craig Wighton (Kane Ritchie-Hosler 77), Niklolay Todorov.
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Sam Young, Andrew Tod, Taylor Sutherland, Max Little (GK)
FORFAR ATHLETIC (v Dumbarton): Marc McCallum: Bobby Dailly, Andy Munro, Kyle Hutton, Roberto Nditi, Mark Docherty (Joshua Jack 90+5), Craig Slater, Tomas Brindley, Nathan Flanagan (Craig Thomson 76), Stefan McClusky (Kevin Hanratty 90+2), Matthew Aitken.
SUBS NOT USED: Darren Whyte, Jayden Ferguson, Yusuf Hussain, Ben Armour, Tarek Gebrial Abed, Jay Kennedy (GK)
Other Scottish Cup Third Round ties
Formartine United v Stenhousemuir
Montrose v Darvel
Drumchapel United v FC Edinburgh
Peterhead v Queens Park
Hill of Beath Hawthorn v Elgin City
Wick Academy v Falkirk
Hamilton Academical v East Kilbride
Partick Thistle v Kelty Hearts
Fraserburgh v Arbroath
Raith Rovers v Auchinleck Talbot
Open Goal Broomhall v Alloa Athletic
Albion Rovers v University of Stirling
Ayr United v Pollok
Cove Rangers v Dunipace
Dundee v Airdrieonians
Greenock Morton v Queen of the South
Linlithgow Rose v Sauchie Juniors
Inverness Caley Thistle v Stirling Albion
Clyde v Dumbarton
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