Preview Alloa AthleticSaturday, 13th Oct 2018
Irn Bru Challenge Cup: (home) Saturday 13th October kick off 3.00pm at East End Park
Both these two Athletics meet in the Irn Bru Cup having come through the previous round on penalties, Dunfermline at Borehamwood and Alloa at Tannadice. Everyone will be hoping for a more exciting match than the 0-0 played out between the sides in their recent Championship meeting.
The teams have met 73 times and the Fifers have the advantage with 33 wins to Alloa’s 28. 22 matches have been drawn. In cup competitions the teams have met 24 times and the Pars are ahead 14-6 in those.
Milestones v Alloa Athletic (home)
Last home win | 19/05/13 | 1-0 | First Division Play off
Last home defeat | 18/09/76 | Second Division
Best home win: | 30/01/58 | 8-1 | Second Division
Worst home defeat: | 11/09/1886 | 4-8 | Scottish Cup
Last home goalless draw | 15/09/18 | 0-0 | Championship
First home league meeting: | 10/09/21 | 0-1 | Division Two
Last 12 meetings against Alloa Athletic
One Alloa win, seven Dunfermline wins with four drawn in a period stretching back over 35 years.
15/09/18 | Dunfermline 0 Alloa Athletic 0 | Championship
21/01/17 | Alloa Athletic 2 Dunfermline 3 | Scottish Cup
19/05/13 | Dunfermline 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | Div One Play off
15/05/13 | Alloa Athletic 3 Dunfermline 0 | Div One Play off
26/08/08 | Dunfermlne 1 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
26/09/01 | Dunfermline 3 Alloa Athletic 0 | League Cup
20/08/91 | Dunfermline 4 Alloa Athletic 1 | League Cup
05/05/85 | Alloa Athletic 0 Dunfermline 0 | Second Division
26/02/85 | Alloa Athletic 1 Dunfermline 3 | Second Division
27/10/84 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 2 | Second Division
26/03/83 | Alloa Athletic 1 Dunfermline 1 | First Division
03/01/83 | Dunfermline 2 Alloa Athletic 0 | First Division
Last time at East End Park
Dunfermline 0 Alloa Athletic 0
Ladbrokes Championship, 15th September 2018
The sides met just four weeks ago and it was the first ever goalless draw between the sides at East End Park.
Allan Johnston felt that both teams probably cancelled each other out. He couldn’t remember too many saves by either goalkeeper. He added that it was good to get a clean sheet but felt that his side has to do a lot better going forward given the creative players that he fielded.
DUNFERMLINE: Lee Robinson: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Mark Durnan, Jackson Longridge: Louis Longridge (Andy Ryan 64), James Vincent, Joe Thomson, Myles Hippolyte (Aidan Connolly 64): Robbie Muirhead, Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
SUBS NOT USED: Malaury Martin, Matthew Todd, Danny Devine, Cammy Gill (GK).
ALLOA ATHLETIC: Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Andy Graham (c), Sam Roscoe, Liam Dick: Kevin Cawley (Connor Shields 76), Iain Flannigan, Steven Hetherington, Jake Hastie, Alan Trouten (Liam Burt 61), Dario Zanatta (Greig Spence 73).
SUBS NOT USED: Jon Robertson, Adam Brown, Reis Peggie, Chris Henry (GK).
Alloa Athletic have only won one of their last ten matches, that was Stirling Albion in the first round of this competition. Dunfermline have won three of their last ten matches, at Inverness in the first round and their two most recent matches in the Championship. They have conceded only one goal in their last five matches.
Form Last Six Matches
Falkirk (A) W 2-0
Partick Thistle (H) W 1-0
Morton (A) D 1-1
Alloa Athletic (H) D 0-0
Boreham Wood (A) D 0-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-3
Queen of the South (A) D 0-0
Falkirk (H) L 0-2
Dunfermline (A) D 0-0
Dundee United (A) D 1-1
Dundee United (H) D 1-1
Inverness Caley (A) D 2-2
League Position: 5th
League Points: 11
League Record: P8 W3 D2 L3 GF7 GA13
Goal Difference: -4
Last Six League Match Form: LLDDWW
League Position: 9th
League Points: 4
League Record: P8 W1 D1 L6 GF6 GA13
Goal Difference: -7
Last Six League Match Form: LLLLLW
Last Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Falkirk): Lee Robinson: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Mark Durnan, Jackson Longridge: Louis Longridge, James Vincent, Malaury Martin, Aidan Connolly: Andy Ryan (Myles Hippolyte 81), Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
SUBS NOT USED: Joe Thomson, Tom Beadling, Ryan Williamson, Danny Devine, Robbie Muirhead, Cammy Gill (GK)
ALLOA ATHLETIC (v Queen of the South): Neil Parry: Scott Taggart, Andy Graham (c), Sam Roscoe, Liam Dick: Kevin Cawley (Adam Brown 77), Iain Flannigan, Jake Hastie, Jon Robertson, Connor Shields (Alan Trouten 77), Liam Burt (Dario Zanatta 66).
SUBS NOT USED: Greig Spence, Reis Peggie, Ahmed Aloulou, Chris Henry (GK).
Referee will be Nick Walsh.
Other Irn Bru Challenge Cup ties
East Fife v Queen of the South
Arbroath v Edinburgh City
Bohemians v Sutton United
Ross County v Montrose
St Mirren Colts v Queens Park
Motherwell Colts v Sligo Rovers
Connor Quays Nomads v Coleraine
- Falkirk 0 Dunfermline 2
- Dunfermline 1 Partick Thistle 0
- Ryan Williamson in Scotland U21 squad
- Bar staff required for Matchdays
- 15/09/18: Dunfermline 0 Alloa Athletic 0