Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Morton

Saturday, 9th Sep 2017

Ladbrokes Championship: Saturday 9th September, kick off 3.00pm at Cappielow

Next up in the Championship is a trip to Cappielow to face Jim Duffy`sMorton. The `Ton finished a place above the Pars in last season`s campaign despite the Pars taking nine points off the Greenock side. While the Pars travelled up to Buckie to play in the Irn-Bru Cup, Morton had the weekend off due to their 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Livingston.

Pars v Morton: The Full League Record

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P

W

D

L

F

A

At East End

47

26

9

12

91

56

At Cappielow

46

18

12

16

56

54

TOTALS

93

44

21

28

147

110

Last Matches between the clubs

Milestones v Morton (Away)

Last League Victory

25/03/17

1-0

Championship

Last League Defeat

17/09/16

1-2

Championship

Best League Victory

11/12/99
23/08/88
25/11/67

3-0
3-0
3-0

Div 1
Prem League
Div1*

Worst League Defeat

14/08/26
19/04/08

0-3
0-3

Div 1*
First Div

*Pre league reconstruction

Only four wins over Morton in the last twelve meetings is not a great record. Dunfermline lost all four league meetings in season 2014-15 but they have won the three most recent fixtures.

Last Twelve Matches v Morton
29/04/17 H W 3-1 Championship
25/03/17 A W 1-0 Championship
10/10/16 H W 2-1 Championship
17/09/16 A L 1-2 Championship
28/03/15 H L 0-4 League One
24/01/15 A L 0-2 League One
25/10/14 H L 1-2 League One
20/09/14 A L 1-2 League One
13/04/13 A W 1-0 Scottish Division One
23/02/13 H L 1-4 Scottish Division One
29/12/12 A L 2-4 Scottish Division One
20/10/12 H D 2-2 Scottish Division One

Only Livingston (twice) and Motherwell (Betfred Cup) have defeated Morton this season.

Morton

Dunfermline .

Current League Position
5 1
League Points
5 10
Goal Difference
+2 +10
Recent League Form
DWDL DWWW
League Record
P4, W1, D2, L1 P4, W3, D1, L0

 .Form last six matches
 . Morton .  .

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 .

 .

 . Dunfermline .
 . Livingston (H)

 .L

0-1  . Buckie Thistle (A)  .W

 .3-0

 . Inverness Caley . (A) D 1-1  . .Dumbarton (A) W 4-0
 . Livingston (H) L 0-2  . Falkirk (H) W 3-1
 . St Mirren (H) W 4-1  . Arbroath (H) W  .2-0
 . Dumbarton (A) D 0-0  . Inverness Caley (H) W  .5-1
 . Edinburgh City (H)

W

5-0  . Rangers (A) L  .0-6

Last Meeting at Cappielow
Saturday 25th March 2017
Morton 0 Dunfermline 1


Dunfermline ended Morton’s 364-day unbeaten home run as Nat Wedderburn’s goal earned a hard-fought but deserved win at Cappielow.

The only goal of the game came in the 16th minute. Kallum Higginbotham’s corner from the right was not dealt with by keeper Derek Gaston, who flapped at the ball, allowing it to drop to Nicky Clark at the back post to flick it across the six-yard line for WEDDERBURN to tap home.

MORTON: Derek Gaston: Lee Kilday (Ricki Lamie 45), Thomas O`Ware, Doyle, Mark Russell: Ross Forbes, Jamie Lindsay (Michael Tidser 62), Aidan Nesbitt, Andy Murdoch, Gary Oliver, Lawrence Shankland Kudus Oyenuga 68).
SUBS NOT USED: Luke Donnelly, Jon Scullion, James McGowan (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Sean Murdoch (c): Andy Geggan, Callum Morris, Lee Ashcroft, Jason Talbot: Nat Wedderburn: Kallum Higginbotham, John Herron (Rhys McCabe 73), Paul McMullan (Joe Cardle 90): Nicky Clark, Michael Moffat (David Hopkirk 88).
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Michael Paton, Gavin Reilly, Cammy Gill (GK)

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Buckie Thistle): 
Sean Murdoch (c)(Cammy Gill 64): Fraser Aird, Jean Yves M`Voto, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Scott Lochhead, Michael Paton, Aaron Splaine, Joe Cardle (Kallum Higginbotham HT): Andy Ryan (Declan McManus 80), Nicky Clark
SUBS NOT USED: Callum Morris, Ryan Williamson, Nat Wedderburn

MORTON (v Livingston): Derek Gaston: Tom O`Ware, Ricki Lamie, Michael Doyle: Mark Russell, Andy Murdoch, Ross Forbes (Scott Tiffoney 83), Jai Quitongo, Michael Tidser (Gary Harkins 71), Robert Thomson, Bob McHugh (Gary Oliver 72)
SUBS NOT USED: Ross Doohan, Connor McManus, Ben Armour

Referee for the match will be Kevin Clancy.

C`mon Ye Pars!



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