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Preview Dumbarton

Saturday, 25th Nov 2017

Ladbrokes Championship (home) v Dumbarton, Saturday 25th November kick off 3.00pm at East End Park

After more than a month without a home game, we get two in the space of five days. The teams have met 87 times before in the League. There have been 47 Dunfermline wins, 17 draws and 23 Dumbarton wins. The most recent meeting at the Your Radio 103FM Stadium resulted in a runaway 4-0 win.

Prior to last season, and since April 1996 the sides had only met on league business in season 2012-13 and the Pars have won 16 of the last 22 league meetings.

Milestones Dumbarton (Home)
Last League Victory: 06/08/16 4-3 Championship
Last League Defeat: 23/03/13 3-4 First Division
Best League Victory: 02/01/54 6-1 Division 2
Worst League Defeat : 1982-83 0-6 Division 1

Last 12 Matches v Dumbarton

Date H/A F-A Result Competition
26/08/17: (A) 4-0 Championship
04/03/17: (H) 5-1 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
15/09/12: (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 Meeting at East End Park
Ladbrokes Championship 4th March 2017

The home side went ahead within seven minutes when Nicky CLARK leapt high to meet a cross. 1-0. Twenty minutes later Clark kept the ball in on the left to turn it back to McMULLAN who took a touch before dispatching his shot into the far corner of the Sons net.

Clark scored a second half hat trick to take his individual haul to four before Daniel Harvie scored a late consolation.

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch: Andy Geggan (c), Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Nat Wedderburn (Lewis Spence 73): Kallum Higginbotham, John Herron (Rhys McCabe 58), Paul McMullan: Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat (Gavin Reilly 76).
SUBS NOT USED: Joe Cardle, Michael Paton, Callum Fordyce, David Hutton (GK)

DUMBARTON: Alan Martin: Mark Docherty (Tom Lang 73), Gregor Buchanan, Darren Barr (c), Daniel Harvie: Stuart Carswell (Sam Stanton 30), David Smith, Lewis Vaughan, Andy Stirling, Robert Thomson, Christian Nade (Garry Fleming 75).
SUBS NOT USED: Ross McCrorie, Kyle Prior, Callum Gallagher, Jamie Ewings (GK)

Form last six matches

Morton (H) D 1-1
Queens Park (A) W 4-1
Falkirk (A) D 1-1
Inverness Caley (A) L 0-1
Livingston (H) W 3-1
Queen of the South (A) D 0-0

Elgin City (H) W 1-0
Raith Rovers (H) W 2-0
Brechin City (A) W 1-0
Dundee United (H) L 0-2
Morton (A) D 1-1
St Mirren (H) L 0-2

Recent Form

League Position: 4th
League Points: 21
League Record: P12 W6 D3 L3
Goal Difference: +14
Last Six Match Form: DWLDWD

League Position: 8th
League Points: 13
League Record: P12 W3 D4 L5 GF9 GA16
Goal Difference: -7
Last Six Match Form: LDLWWW

Dumbarton have won their last three matches making it six wins from their last ten matches. Their only away win of the season was at Brechin on 4th November.

Last Time Out

Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Fraser Aird, Nat Wedderburn, Dean Shiels, Joe Cardle (Michael Paton 83): Nicky Clark (Callum Smith 90), Andy Ryan.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis Martin, Aaron Splaine, Jean-Yves M`Voto, Cammy Gill (GK).

DUMBARTON (v Elgin City): Scott Gallagher: Sam Wardrop, Craig Barr, Andy Dowie, Dougie Hill: Callum Gallagher (Greg Morrison 66), Kyle Hutton, Stewart Carswell, Tom Walsh, Mark Stewart (Christian Nade 88), Alistair Roy (David Wilson 75)
SUBS NOT USED: Chris Johnston, Kyle Prior, Jamie Ewings (GK).

Referee will be Nick Walsh

Championship fixtures on Saturday
Brechin City v Dundee United
Falkirk v Morton
Inverness Caley Thistle v St Mirren
Queen of the South v Livingston

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