Dunfermline Athletic

Preview East Fife

Monday, 17th Jul 2017

Betfred Cup: (away) Tuesday 18th July, 2017, kick off 7.45pm


The last time Dunfermline met East Fife in this competition on 23rd August 2011 it was in the Second Round of what was then called the Scottish Communities League Cup. Bobby Linn`s fifth minute opener was equalised by Liam Buchanan seven minutes later. But Scott Dalziel goal ten minutes into the second half was enough to win the tie.

There have been few recent meeting in this cup competition. The tie in August 1988 went to penalties and the Pars won through to face Motherwell. The only other Pars successes were in season 1958/59 and the record shows East Fife have won six of the nine meetings.

League Cup Ties v East Fife





23/08/11 A 1-2 L
17/08/88 A 1-1 D
23/08/58 A 3-1 W
09/08/58 H 5-2 W
16/09/53 H 2-3 L
12/09/53 A 2-6 L
29/10/49 N 0-3 L
12/10/46 A 0-7 L
21/09/46 H 0-2 L

Last Meeting at New Bayview
Saturday 1st February 2014
East Fife 1 Dunfermline 3

Former Pars keeper Greg Paterson saved a fourth minute penalty from Ross Forbes and heroically kept the Pars out until Forbes eventually got the better of him just before half time. Ryan Wallace scored the second from a Ryan Williamson cut back in 74 minutes before Danny Grainger marked his Dunfermline debut with a right footed goal.

The home side`s consolation predictably came from former Par Paul Willis just two minutes later.

EAST FIFE: Greg Paterson, Scott Durie, Kevin Rutkiewicz, Gary Naysmith, Joe Mbu, Gary Fisher, Stephen O`Neill (Jonathan Stewart 82), Ryan Stewart (Paul Willis 59), Marc McKenzie ,Kevin Smith, Liam Buchanan (c).
SUBS NOT USED: Gary Thom, Ross Brown, Craig Johnstone, Lewis Barr, Connor Shaw (GK).
SCORER: Willis (79)

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully. Ryan Williamson, Ross Millen, Lewis Martin, Jonathan Page, Danny Grainger. Shaun Byrne (Josh Falkingham 72), Ryan Thomson (Stephen Husband 89), Ross Forbes. Ryan Wallace (c), Lawrence Shankland.
SUBS NOT USED: Jordan Moore, Kerr Young, Alex Whittle, Faissal El Bakhtaoui Ryan Goodfellow (GK)
SCORERS: Forbes (44), Wallace (74), Grainger (77)

Last Time Out

While Dunfermline were winning 6-0 at East End Park on Saturday, East Fife were going down 1-0 to Peterhead at the Balmoor Stadium.

DUNFERMLINE (v Elgin City): Sean Murdoch: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin: Kallum Higginbotham, Michael Paton (Scott Lochhead 61), Nat Wedderburn, Joe Cardle: Declan McManus (Jean-Yves M`Voto, 79), Nicky Clark (Callum Smith 73).
SUBS NOT USED: Cammy Gill, Stuart Morrison, Conner Duthie, Brandon Luke.

EAST FIFE (v Peterhead):  Ryan Goodfellow. Aaron Dunsmore (Ben Reilly 83), Craig Watson, Ben Gordon, Mark Docherty: Nathan Flanagan, Chris Kane, Patrick Slattery, Paul Willis, Ross Mutch (Kyle Wilson 70), Chris Duggan
SUBS NOT USED: Darren Young, Tom Cordery,

Referee will be Gavin Ross (pictured above), in charge of his first Dunfermline match since showing six yellows in Dunfermline versus Peterhead league match in November 2015. Last season in 27 matches, he showed 158 yellow and 13 reds.

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