Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Morton

Saturday, 22nd Sep 2018

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 22nd September 2018, 3.00pm kick off at Cappielow

Next up in the Championship is a trip to Cappielow to face Jonatan Johansson`s Morton. The 43 year old manager wants Morton to play a brave and exciting brand of football under his leadership but says it is also important to also ensure the fundimentals are sound in the short term.

Former forward Johansson has also expressed a desire to play in the opposition half and create plenty of chances – but insists his primary concern is on making sure his team is hard to beat.

Dunfermline have found everyone hard to beat of late with no wins in their last five challenges and no wins over Morton in the last five meetings as well.

Pars v Morton: The Full League Record
P | W | D | L | F | A
49 | 26 | 11 | 12 | 92 | 57 | At East End
48 | 18 | 12 | 18 | 59 | 59 | At Cappielow
TOTALS
97 | 45 | 22 | 30 | 151 | 116

Milestones v Morton (Away)

Last League Victory
25/03/17 | 1-0 | Championship
Last League Defeat
03/02/18 | 1-2 | Championship
Best League Victory
11/12/99 | 3-0 | Division 1
23/08/88 | 3-0 | Premier League
25/11/67 | 3-0 | Divison 1
Worst League Defeat
14/08/26 | 0-3 | Division 1
19/04/08 0-3 | First Division
Last Goalless Draw
04/12/93 | 0-0 | First Division
First Meeting
14/08/26 | 0-3 | Division One

Last Matches between the clubs

Only three wins over Morton in the last twelve meetings is not a great record. Dunfermline lost seven and drew two. The `Ton failed to make a play off place in last season`s campaign despite being unbeaten against the Pars.

Last Twelve Matches v Morton
17/03/18 | H | D | 0-0 | Championship
03/02/18 | A | L | 1-2 | Championship
20/01/18 | H | L | 1-2 | Scottish Cup
20/11/17 | H | D | 1-1 | Championship
09/09/17 | A | L | 2-3 | Championship
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

Last Meeting at Cappielow
Saturday 3rd February 2018
Morton 2 Dunfermline 1


This match was the debut for Tom Beadling and a debut start for James Craigen. At the midpoint of the first half Dunfermline were pushing up and the Morton defence were getting stretched. There was little surprise then when a patient build up ended up with Jason Talbot crossing from the left for BEADLING to drive home from the centre of the box. 0-1

Morton equalised in 37 minutes. Morris conceded a free kick on the right just 15 yards into the Pars half and Harkins sent another ball over from the setpiece. There were several Morton touches before the ball was knocked down by Gary Oliver for Michael TIDSER to smash a left footed shot past Lee Robinson from 15 yards. 1-1

Yet again the Greenock fans were treated to a last minute winner. Sub Bob McHugh broke down the right channel, Robinson came out to the edge of the box to try and get the ball but spilled himself into Morris. McHugh rounded the two of them and cut the ball back for OLIVER who picked his spot. 2-1

MORTON: Derek Gaston: Michael Doyle, Thomas O`Ware (c), Luca Gasparotto, Jack Iredale: Michael Tidser (Bob McHugh 71), Gary Harkins, Andy Murdoch, Frank Ross: Scott Tiffoney, Gary Oliver.
SUBS NOT USED: Mark Russell, Lewis Strapp, Darren Hynes, Ruaridh Langan, Ricki Lamie, Conor Brennan (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Lee Robinson: Ryan Williamson, Callum Morris (c), Jean Yves M`Voto, Jason Talbot: James Craigen, Nat Wedderburn, Tom Beadling, Joe Cardle: Nicky Clark, Declan McManus.
SUBS NOT USED: Andy Ryan, Fraser Aird, Lee Ashcroft, Daniel Armstrong, Michael Paton, James Vincent, Cammy Gill (GK)

Form last six matches

DUNFERMLINE
Alloa Athletic (H) D 0-0
Boreham Wood (A) D 0-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-3
Ayr United (A) L 1-4
Hearts (H) L 0-1
Inverness Caley Thisle (A) W 2-1

MORTON
Dundee United (A) D 1-1
Partick Thistle (A) L 0-1
Ross County (H) W 2-1
Dumbarton (A) L 1-2
Alloa Athletic (A) W 2-0
Queen of the South (H) D 2-2

League Form

DUNFERMLINE
League Position: 8th
League Points: 4
League Record: P5 W1 D0 L4 GF5 GA12
Goal Difference: -7
Last Five League Match Form: WLLLL

MORTON
League Position: 6th
League Points: 8
League Record: P5 W2 D2 L1 GF7 GA5
Goal Difference: +2
Last Five League Match Form: DWWLD

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Alloa Athletic):
Lee Robinson: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Mark Durnan, Jackson Longridge: Louis Longridge (Andy Ryan 64), James Vincent, Joe Thomson, Myles Hippolyte (Aidan Connolly 64): Robbie Muirhead, Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
SUBS NOT USED: Malaury Martin, Matthew Todd, Danny Devine, Cammy Gill (GK).

MORTON (v Dundee United): Ryan Scully: Lee Kilday, Gregor Buchanan, Ross Tumilty, Rory McKeown: Chris Millar (Charlie Telfer 79), Jamie McAllister, Michael Tidser, Ross Maclean (Kerr Waddell 65), Denny Johnstone (Scott Tiffoney 89), Bob McHugh
SUBS NOT USED: Jack Iredale, Ruaridh Langan, Ben Armour, Derek Gaston (GK).

Other Championship Fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Ayr United
Falkirk v Dundee United
Partick Thistle v Queen of the South
Ross CountY v Inverness Caledonian Thistle



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