Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Morton

Saturday, 5th Oct 2019

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) Saturday 5th October 2019, 3.00pm kick off at Cappielow

For the second week running Dunfermline are up against a side reeling on the back of a bad result. While the Pars were being held to a frustrating 1-1 draw at home to Alloa Athletic, Morton were being hit for six at Tannadice.

The Greenock side nevertheless still sit fifth in the Championship two places above the Pars who are three points behind in seventh. An away win for Dunfermline would see them leapfrog their opponents. This will be the 102nd league fixture between these sides with Dunfermline 45-31 ahead.

Pars v Morton: The Full League Record
P | W | D | L | F | A
51 | 27 | 11 | 13 | 95 | 58 | At East End Park
50 | 18 | 14 | 18 | 60 | 60 | At Cappielow
101 | 45 | 25 | 31 | 155 | 118

Honours are evens between the sides at Cappielow but the Fifers have won just one of the last eight meetings there.

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
26/01/19 | 0-0 | Championship
First Meeting
14/08/26 | 0-3 | Division One

The last dozen meetings have resulted in four Pars wins, four defeats and four draws.

Last Twelve Matches v Morton

05-04-19: (H) L 0-1 Championship
26-01-19: (A) D 0-0 Championship
01-12-18: (H) W 3-0 Championship
22-09-18: (A) D 1-1 Championship
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
21-11-17: (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
10-12-16: (H) W 2-1 Championship

Last Time at Cappielow
Ladbrokes Championship, 26 January 2019
Morton 0 Dunfermline 0

Stevie Crawford’s third match in charge brought him his first point as Pars boss. It was not a memorable match but not losing goals is the foundation of victories, so at least that bit is right.

MORTON: Robby McCrorie: Reghan Tumility, Lee Kilday, Gregor Buchanan, Jack Iredale: Charlie Telfer (Michael Tidser 76), Jim McAlister, Dylan Dykes, Chris Millar: Andrew Dallas (Gary Oliver 82), Bob McHugh.
SUBS NOT USED: Robert Thomson, Kerr Waddell, Darren Hynes, Reece Lyon, Derek Gaston (GK).

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: James Craigen, Lee Ashcroft (c), Danny Devine, Jackson Longridge: Tom Beadling: Joe Thomson, James Vincent, Kallum Higginbotham: Callum Smith (Robbie Muirhead 88), Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Myles Hippolyte 65).
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Williamson, Matthew Todd, Aidan Connolly, Stuart Morrison, Cammy Gill (GK)

Form Last Six Matches

Alloa Athletic (H) D 1-1
Partick Thistle (A) W 3-0
Inverness Caley Thistle (H) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) L 1-2
Arbroath (A) L 0-1
Dundee United (H) L 0-2

Dundee United (A) L 0-6
Dundee (H) W 1-0
Queen of the South (A) L 0-1
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 1-3
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 0-5
Partick Thistle (H) W 3-2

Recent Form

Dunfermline recorded their first league win of the season in their away game and have taken a point in matches against Queen of the South, Dundee and Alloa Athletic.

Morton have lost all four league matches away from home but have won all three home league matches this season against Alloa Athletic, Partick Thistle and Dundee.

League Position: 7th
League Points: 6
Goal Difference: -1
League Record: P7 W1 D3 L3 GF7 GA8
Last Six Match Form: LLLLWD

League Position: 5th
League Points: 9
Goal Difference: -9
League Record: P7 W3 D0 L4 GF10 GA19
Last Six Match Form: WLLLWL

Last time out

DUNFERMLINE (v Alloa Athletic):
Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft (c), Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow (Josh Coley 79), Harry Cochrane, Kyle Turner, Greg Kiltie, Lewis McCann (Tom Beadling 75), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Danny Devine, Stuart Morrison, Matty Todd, Ryan Scully (GK)

MORTON (v Dundee United): Daniel Rogers: Stephen Welsh, Jack Baird, Peter Grant, Lewis Strapp, Reece Lyon (Billy King 77), Chris Millar (Cameron Blues 45), Jim McAlister, Cadden, Bob McHugh, John Sutton (Luca Colville 45)
SUBS NOT USED: Brian McLean, Robbie Muirhead, Cameron Salkeld, Sam Ramsbottom,

Other Championship Fixtures

Alloa Athletic v Dundee United (Friday night)
Ayr United v Inverness Caley Thistle
Dundee v Arbroath
Partick Thistle v Queen of the South

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