Preview DumbartonTuesday, 6th Oct 2020
Betfred Cup (away) v Dumbarton, Tuesday 6th October 2020, 7.45pm kick off behind closed doors at the C&G Systems Stadium
Tuesday will see Dunfermline Athletic kick off their 2020-2021 season when they take on Dumbarton in the Betfred Cup at the C&G Stadium. The Pars are unbeaten in their last 18 visits to Dumbarton, the last home win coming in season 1980-1981.
This is the sixth League Cup meeting with the Sons and the first since August 2009, a match the Pars won 5-0 at the Strathclyde Homes Stadium. Goalscorers that day were David Graham (3), Andy Kirk (9, 56) and Steven Bell (45+2, 66).
This will be the 100th match between these two sides and Dunfermline have a good record against their opponents winning more games than draws and defeats added together.
Milestones Dumbarton (Away)
Last Victory | 06/01/18 | 1-0 | Championship
Last Defeat | 18/04/81 | 1-2 | Sc Div 1
Best Victory | 01/08/09 | 5-0 | League Cup
Worst Defeat | 12/03/38 | 1-4 |Sc Div 2
Highest Scoring Match | 26/09/53 | 4-4 | Sc Div 2
Last Goalless Meeting | 08/05/93 | 0-0 | Sc Div 1
First Meeting | 31/08/1912 | 1-2 | Sc Div 2
The Pars have won nine of the last 12 meetings, two have been drawn and one lost. The last defeat at Dumbarton was on 18th April 1981.
Last 12 Matches v Dumbarton
Date | H/A | F-A | Res | Competition
28/04/18 | H | 4-0 | W | Championship
06/01/18 | A | 1-0 | W | Championship
25/11/17 | H | 2-2 | D | Championship
26/08/17 | A | 4-0 | W | Championship
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
15/09/12 | A | 2-0 | W | Division One
Last Meeting at the C&G Systems Stadium
Ladbrokes Championship, 6th January 2018
Dumbarton 0 Dunfermline 1
As the midpoint of the first half past arrived after the Fifers had enjoyed the bulk of the possession without testing the Dumbarton keeper, Scott Gallacher. Joe Cardle and Michael Paton had been involved in promising breaks but the Dumbarton defence held only as far as the 24thminute.
A CARDLE shot from the left corner of the box sailed past Gallacher for a gem of an opener. The opportunity was created courtesy of a long raking pass from Dean Shiels.
DUMBARTON: Scott Gallacher: David Smith, Andy Dowie (Danny Handling 60), Dougie Hill, Liam Dick: Callum Gallagher (Chris Johnston 80), David Wilson, Craig Barr, Stuart Carswell, Tom Walsh: Greg Morrison (Christian Nade HT).
SUBS NOT USED: Ally Roy, Jamie Ewings (GK).
DUNFERMLINE: Lee Robinson: Ryan Williamson, Lee Ashcroft, Jean Yves M`Voto, Jason Talbot: Michael Paton, Nat Wedderburn, Dean Shiels (Kallum Higginbotham 82), Joe Cardle: Nicky Clark (c) (Callum Smith 78), Declan McManus (Andy Ryan 78).
SUBS NOT USED: Fraser Aird, Lewis Martin, Callum Morris, Craig Burt (GK)
SCORERS: Cardle (24)
Last Season’s Form
Final League Position: 6th
League Points: 37
League Record: P28 W10 D7 L11 GF41 GA36
Goal Difference: +5
Last Six League Match Form: WLWDDD
Final League Position: 6th
League Points: 38
League Record: P28 W11 D5 L12 GF35 GA44
Goal Difference: -9
Last Six League Match Form: DLWWWL
Pre Season Friendlies
Stirling Albion (N) D 0-0
Rangers B (A) L 1-3
East Fife (A) W 1-0
Spartans (A) W 3-0
Stenhousemuir (A) D 1-1
BSC (H) D 1-1
Albion Rovers (A) W 3-2
Morton (H) L 1-2
Clydebank (A) W 4-0
Ross Forbes and Denny Johnstone sat out the friendly against BSC and so Dumbarton’s team on 26th September was as follows:-
Kevin Dabrowski: Sam Wardrop (Trialist), Rico Quitongo (Morgyn Neill), Trialist, Ryan McGeever, Stuart Carswell, Nat Wedderburn, Ruaridh Langan (Trialist), Stefan McCluskey, PJ Crossan, Trialist (Robert Jones).
Last Competitive Time Out
DUNFERMLINE (v Partick Thistle): Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Lewis Martin, Danny Devine, Euan Murray: Dom Thomas, Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner (Joe Thomson 72), Ethan Ross (Josh Edwards HT): Gabby McGill (Tom Beadling HT), Jonathan Afolabi
SUBS NOT USED: Matthew Todd, Lewis McCann, Miller Fenton, Cammy Gill (GK)
DUMBARTON (v Clyde): Conor Brennan: Lewis Crawford, Morgyn Neill, Stuart Carswell (Jai Quitongo 18), Stefan McCluskey (Kyle Hutton 67), Ross Forbes, Joe McKee, Isaac Layne (Rob Jones 67), Ryan McGeever, Paul Joseph Crossan, Sam Wardrop.
SUBS NOT USED: Ruaridh Langan, Calum Wilson, Jordan Pettigrew (GK).
Referee will be Gavin Ross.
Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy will know of the potential threat that can come from Declan McManus, who he had at Morton and Dom Thomas who was a star for Dumbarton while on loan there in 2019.
Potentially three former Pars will face their old club - Ross Forbes, Nat Wedderburn and PJ Crossan.
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