16 July 2022
Ross County
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HT 0 - 0
Dunfermline Athletic
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Ross County
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Dunfermline Athletic
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PREVIEW ROSS COUNTY

Premier Sports Cup (away) v Ross County, Saturday 16th July 2022, kick off 3.00pm at the Global Energy Stadium.

On Saturday Dunfermline take the journey north up the A9 to face Premiership opposition in the form of Ross County. While the Pars took on Cove Rangers in a pre season friendly, Malky MacKay’s Premiership side went to Verona in Italy on 25th June for a week of pre season training.

Both sides have played Highland League runners up Buckie Thistle in their last games. While County were held to a 1-1 draw at Buckie’s Victoria Park Dunfermline saw off the same opposition 5-0 on Tuesday night.

The sides last met in the Scottish Championship in April 2019 and on their 19 previous encounters the Staggies have won 8, the Pars 5 and 6 have ended all square.

Milestones v Ross County (away)
Last Victory | 29/03/11 |1-0| Division 1
Last Defeat | 09/04/19 | 0-1 | Championship
Best Victory | 18/04/09 | 3-1| Division 1
Worst Defeat | 24/03/09 | 1-2 | Division 1
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12/01/16 |1-2 | Championship
Last Goalless Draw | 22/02/11 | 0-0 | Division 1
First Meeting | 24/03/09 | 1-2 | Division 1

Last Time at Dingwall
Scottish Championship, Tuesday 9th April 2019
Ross County 1 Dunfermline 0

County scored the only goal of the game on the hour when GRIVOSTI`s powerful header met Mullin`s delivery from the corner on the left. 1-0

Disappointing from a Pars perspective because they probably deserved something from the game given their excellent first half performance.

ROSS COUNTY: Scott Fox: Marcus Fraser, Sean Kelly, Andy Boyle, Kenny van der Weg (Tom Grivosti 45+2), Jamie Lindsay, Josh Mullin, Don Cowie, Michael Gardyne (Lewis Spence 88), Brian Graham (Declan McManus 82), Ross Stewart.
SUBS NOT USED: Dan Armstrong, Callum Semple, Harry Paton, Ross Munro (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: James Craigen, Danny Devine, Lee Ashcroft (c), Jackson Longridge: Tom Beadling: Louis Longridge (Faissal El Bakhtaoui 34), Matthew Todd (Lewis McCann 82), Ryan Blair: Myles Hippolyte (Robbie Muirhead 70), Bruce Anderson
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Mark Durnan, James Vincent, Cameron Gill (GK)

League Record

DUNFERMLINE
Championship League Position: 9th
Championship League Points: 35
Goal Difference: -17
Away League Record: P18 W2 D6 L10 GF14 GA29
Last Six Match Form: DLWWWL

ROSS COUNTY
Premiership Position: 6th
Premiership Points: 41
Goal Difference: -14
Home League Record: P19 W5 D7 L7 GF28 GA30
Last Six Match Form: DLLLWD

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Buckie Thistle): Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Rhys Breen, Josh Edwards: Matthew Todd (Andrew Tod 66), Paul Allan, Chris Hamilton (Joe Chalmers 63), Kyle Macdonald (Jake Rennie 81), Lewis McCann (Nikolay Todorov 63), Kevin O’Hara (Michael Beagley 81).
SUBS NOT USED: Craig Wighton, Miller Fenton, Sam Young, Callum Archibald (GK)

ROSS COUNTY (v Buckie Thistle): Ross Munro: Connor Randall, Alex Iacovitti, Keith Watson, Ben Purrington (David Cancola 84): Ross Callachan, Yan Dhanda (Josh Sims HT), Ben Paton, Owura Edwards (Kazeem Olaigbe 66), Jordy Hiwula, Jordan White (Dominic Samuel 61),
SUBS NOT USED: Adam Mackinnon, Jake Eastwood, Matthew Wright, Dylan Smith, Victor Lotur.

Referee will be Nick Walsh.

Ross County close season signings:-

* Ben Purrington (26), former youth and first team player at Plymouth Argyle, joined on a two year deal from Charlton Athletic.
* Jordan Hiwula (27), former Manchester City youth with 61 appearances at Coventry City, the striker joined on a two year deal from Doncaster Rovers.
* Kazeem Olaigbe on a season long loan from Southampton.
* Jake Eastwood (25), goalkeeper, on a season long loan from Sheffield United.
* George Harmon, former WBA youth, joined on a two year deal from Oxford City.
* Owura Edwards, on season long loan from Bristol City.
* Yan Dhanda (23), former WBA and Liverpool youth, creative midfielder who made 62 appearances for Swansea City.
* Victor Loturi (21), Canadian midfielder joined on a three year deal from Cavalry FC.

Other Group C Match
Buckie Thistle v Alloa Athletic.

Last 12 Meetings

Last 6 Matches

Ross County

Dunfermline Athletic

  • D
Buckie Thistle
(Away)
1 - 1
  • W
Buckie Thistle
(Home)
5 - 0
  • W
Brora Rangers
(Away)
4 - 1
  • W
East Fife
(Away)
2 - 0
  • W
Dundee United
(Away)
4 - 1
  • L
Kilmarnock
(Home)
0 - 1
  • L
Rangers
(Away)
1 - 4
  • W
Stenhousemuir
(Away)
2 - 0
  • L
(Home)
0 - 1
  • W
Forfar Athletic
(Away)
6 - 0
  • D
Kelty Hearts
(Away)
0 - 0
  • W
Cove Rangers
(Away)
2 - 0

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