Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Dumbarton

Saturday, 26th Aug 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) v Dumbarton, Saturday 26th August 2017, kick off 3.00pm at the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium.

Saturday will see Dunfermline Athletic take on Dumbarton at the YOUR Radio 103FM Stadium. The Pars are unbeaten in 16 visits to Dumbarton, the last home win coming in season 1980-1981. . Having taken seven points from the first three league matches the Fifers are five points better off than their hosts. Dumbarton have won only one of their eight competitive matches - 2-1 against Rangers Colts in the Irn-Bru Cup.

Pars v Dumbarton: The Full League Record

 .

P

W

D

L

TOTAL

86

46

17

23

Dunfermline have a good record against their opponents winning more games than draws and defeats added together.

Milestones Dumbarton (Away)

Last League Victory

15/04/17

2-0

 .Championship

Last League Defeat

18/04/81

1-2

Sc Div 1

Best League Victory

13/11/93

5-1

 .Sc Div 1

Worst League Defeat

12/03/38

1-45

Sc Div 2*

*Pre league reconstruction


Prior to last season, the sides had only met, in season 2012-13, on league business since April 1996 and the Pars have won ten of the last 12 league meetings. . The last defeat at Dumbarton was on 16th April 1981.

Last 12 Matches v Dumbarton

Date

H/A

F-A

R Competition
15/04/17 A 2-0 W Championship
04/03/17 H 5-1 W Championship
29/10/16 A 2-2 D Championship
06/08/16 H 4-3 W Championship
23/03/13 H 3-4 L Division One
05/01/13 A 1-0 W Division One
24/11/12 H 4-0 W Division One
15/09/012 A 2-0 W Division One
01/08/09 A 5-0 W League Cup
20/04/96 H 4-1 W Division One
09/03/96 A 3-0 W Division One
21/10/95 H 3-1 W Division One

Last Time at Dumbarton
Dumbarton 0 Dunfermline 2

Saturday 17th April 2017

It was Easter Saturday when the clubs last met and it was a late show to take all three points, points that took Allan Johnston`s team into fifth place above Queen of the South on goal difference.

Rhys McCABE had looked the most likely to find the net and thankfully his persistence paid off in 80th minute. Dumbarton had defended as best they could but when the ball landed nicely for him the midfielder hit a low shot into the net. 0-1

The lead was extended to two goals five minutes later when HOPKIRK clinically stuck away Paul McMullan`s cut back.

DUMBARTON: Alan Martin: David Smith, Gregor Buchanan, Darren Barr (c), Daniel Harvie: Andy Stirling, Stuart Carswell (Joe Nuttall 81), Ross McCrorie, Sam Stanton: Robert Thomson, Lewis Vaughan (Christian Nade 73).
SUBS NOT USED: Tom Lang, Callum Gallagher, Garry Fleming, Jamie Ewings (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham, Nat Wedderburn, Rhys McCabe, Paul McMullan: Michael Moffat (Michael Paton 81), Gavin Reilly (David Hopkirk 70)
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Joe Cardle, Lewis Martin, Lewis Spence, David Hutton (GK)

With only three matches played it is looking better for Dunfermline but not a lot can be taken from results until all nine opponents have been played.


Current League Form
Dumbarton Dunfermline
League Points
2 7
League Position
6 2
Goal Difference
-1 +6
Form League Matches
DDL DWW
League Record
P3, W0, D2, L1 P3, W2, D1, L0

 .Form last six matches
 . Dumbarton .  .

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 .

 .

 . .
 . Dunfermline .
 . Queen of the South (A) L 0-1  . Falkirk . (H)  .W

 .3-1

 . Rangers Colts (H) W 2-1  . Arbroath (H) W 2-0
 . Falkirk (A) D 1-1  . Inverness CT (H) W

5-1

 . Morton (A) D 0-0  . Rangers (A) L 0-6
 . Kilmarnock (A) W 3-0  . Livingston (A)  .D

 .1-1

 . Annan Athletic (A) D 0-0  . .Hearts (A) D 2-2

In 2017 Dunfermline have only lost away league matches at Dundee United and Falkirk.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Falkirk): Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c) Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Kallum Higginbotham (Fraser Aird 73), Nat Wedderburn, Dean Shiels, Joe Cardle: Declan McManus (David Hopkirk 67), Callum Smith (Andy Ryan 67).
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Aaron Splaine, Michael Paton, Cammy Gill (GK)

DUMBARTON (v Queen of the South): Scott Gallacher: Chris McLaughlin,
Andy Dowie, Dougie Hill, Sam Wardrop: Kyle Hutton, David Smith (Alistair Roy
62), Stuart Carswell, David Wilson (Callum Gallagher 69), Tom Walsh (Christian
Nade 62), Mark Stewart. 
SUBS NOT USED: Chris Johnston, Daniel Handing, Jamie Ewings (GK).

Referee will be Barry Cook.

Other Championship Fixtures on Saturday 26th August
Brechin City v Inverness Caley Thistle
Falkirk v Queen of the South
Morton v Livingston
St Mirren v Dundee United



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