Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Challenge Cup Final

Tuesday, 20th Nov 2007

First ever meeting in Challenge Cup between Dunfermline Athletic and St Johnstone.

St Johnstone v Dunfermline 10/11/07

Dunfermline have marginally the better record in cup matches against St Johnstone.  The sides have never before met in the Challenge Cup but the Pars have won three and drawn three of their six Scottish Cup ties and in the League Cup won three, drawn one and lost five.

Previous Cup ties v St Johnstone
Scottish League Cup St Johnstone 3-2 Dunfermline Athletic 28-10-2003
Scottish  Cup Dunfermline Athletic 3-2 St Johnstone 13-02-2001
Scottish  Cup St Johnstone 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic 27-01-2001
Scottish League Cup Dunfermline Athletic 0-2 St Johnstone 25-08-1971
Scottish League Cup St Johnstone 1-1 Dunfermline Athletic 18-08-1971
Scottish  Cup Dunfermline Athletic 2-1 St Johnstone 03-04-1968
Scottish  Cup Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 St Johnstone 30-03-1968
Scottish League Cup St Johnstone 3-1 Dunfermline Athletic 01-09-1965
Scottish League Cup Dunfermline Athletic 5-1 St Johnstone 18-08-1965
Scottish  Cup St Johnstone 1-4 Dunfermline Athletic 03-02-1960
Scottish  Cup Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 St Johnstone 30-01-1960
Scottish League Cup St Johnstone 2-3 Dunfermline Athletic 31-08-1949
Scottish League Cup Dunfermline Athletic 1-2 St Johnstone 17-08-1949
Scottish League Cup Dunfermline Athletic 3-2 St Johnstone 19-10-1946
Scottish League Cup St Johnstone 6-2 Dunfermline Athletic 28-09-1946

En route to the Dens Park Final Dunfermline have had fairly resounding victories over First Division Clyde and Second Division Airdrie United and Ayr United.  St Johnstone comfortably saw off Morton, Brechin City and Ross County but needed penalties in the First Round at Starks Park to get past the Rovers.

The Road to Dundee and the Challenge Cup Final

Round

Dunfermline

St Johnstone

First

Bye

Raith Rovers (A) 1-1
won 5-4 on penalties

Second

Clyde (A) 1-4

Ross County (A) 2-0

Third

Airdrie (A) 2-0

Brechin City (H) 4-1

Semi-Final

Ayr United (H) 1-0

Morton (A) 1-3

22 players have been used by Dunfermline in this season's Challenge Cup.  Mark Burchill is the top goalscorer with four.  Calum Woods has served his ban for the red card against Airdrie so all fit players will be eligible for the final including on loans players Michael McGlinchey and Danny Murphy.

NAME CLYDE AIRDRIE UNITED AYR UNITED
P Gallacher      
S Murdoch      
C Woods YC

RC

 
A Labonte      
S Wilson      
S Glass     1
B Ryan      
S Simmons YC    
T McManus      
O Morrison 1    
M Burchill 2 2  
S Crawford      
G Paterson      
K Harper      
J Hamilton      
D Young   YC  
J McCulloch      
I Williamson      
S Muirhead      
P Willis      
S Thomson      
S Bamba      
J McIntyre      
N Phinn      
S McBride      

KEY STARTED SUB USED SUB UNUSED



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