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Preview Morton

Saturday, 11th Jan 2020

Ladbrokes Championship: (away) v Morton, Saturday 11th January 2020 3.00pm kick off at Cappielow

This is a league match that will be fiercely contested since both sides are really wanting the three points. The home side can draw level with the Pars should they win and the visitors need the points to keep in touch with the teams in the play off positions.

Morton may be sitting second bottom but this season they have taken full points at home against both Inverness and Dundee this season. Honours are evens between the sides at Cappielow but the Fifers have won just one of the last nine meetings at Cappielow.

Pars v Morton: The Full League Record
P | W | D | L | F | A
52 | 28 | 11 | 13 | 98 | 59 | At East End Park
51 | 18 | 15 | 18 | 61 | 61 | At Cappielow
103 | 46 | 26 | 31 | 159 | 120

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 | Division 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

Nat Wedderburn was the last Dunfermline player to score a winner at Cappielow

Last Time at Cappielow
Morton 1 Dunfermline 1
Ladbrokes Championship, Saturday 5th October 2019

An injury time equaliser denied the Pars all three points as Jim McAlister cancelled out Andy Ryan’s opener.

There are few feelings worse in football than conceding a critical goal deep into stoppage time. In truth, a draw may be a fair result on the balance of play in a game that was poor for long stretches, before coming to life late on, but having taken a late lead, the Pars were sickened at their failure to see the game out.

This fairly eventless match sprung to life after the visitors took the lead with just three minutes of normal time remaining. Kyle Turner, who had moved wider to the left got the ball and sent in an early and deep cross that was beyond Kevin Nisbet but retrieved by Ryan Dow. His return ball was nodded down by Nisbet and keeper Sam Ramsbottom spilled the ball, with Andy RYAN on hand to score from close in.

Ramsbottom went up for a 93 minute corner and when that was defended it seemed that that must be that. But the referee allowed play to continue, the ball was thrown in the box one last time, was deflected into the path of MCALISTER and his header ended up beyond the despairing dive of Cammy Gill. A cruel way to end the game.

MORTON: Sam Ramsbottom: Stephen Welsh, Peter Grant, Kyle Jacobs, Chris Millar (John Sutton 81), Jim McAlister (C), Aidan Nesbitt, Bob McHugh, Cameron Blues (Reece Lyon 71), Luca Colville (Cameron Salkeld 78), Jack Baird
SUBS NOT USED: Brian McLean, Robbie Muirhead, Billy King, Danny Rogers (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Cammy Gill: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Ryan Dow, Tom Beadling, Harry Cochrane (Stuart Morrison 86), Kyle Turner: Greg Kiltie (Andy Ryan 66), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Danny Devine, Matty Bowman, Josh Coley, Cammy Graham, Ryan Scully (GK)

Last Twelve Matches v Morton
The last dozen meetings have resulted in three Pars wins, four defeats and five draws.

07-12-19: (H) W 3-1 Championship
05-10-19: (A) D 1-1 Championship
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

Form Last Six Matches

Dunfermline have won only two of their last six matches, Morton have won three of their last six league games. The Pars have lost their last four matches and Morton won two of their last three.

Ayr United (H) L 0-1
Alloa Athletic (H) L 1-3
Inverness Caley Thistle (A) L 0-2
Dundee (A) L 3-4
Morton (H) W 3-1
Ayr United (A) W 1-0

Arbroath (A) W 2-1
Partick Thistle (H) L 1-2
Alloa Athletic (A) W 2-0
Dundee United (H) L 0-1
Dunfermline (A) L 1-3
Brora Rangers (A) W 3-1

Current League Stats

League Position: 5th
League Points: 25
Goal Difference: +2
League Record: P20 W7 D4 L8 GF29 GA27
Last Six League Match Form: WWLLLL

League Position: 9th
League Points: 22
Goal Difference: -12
League Record: P19 W7 D1 L11 GF25 GA37
Last Six League Match Form: LLLWLW

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Ayr United):
Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Paul Paton (c), Kyle Turner (Matt Todd 82), Ethan Ross (Lewis McCann 65): Ryan Dow (Joe Thomson 56), Kevin Nisbet, Greg Kiltie.
SUBS NOT USED: Gabby McGill, Euan Murray, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)

MORTON (v Arbroath): Danny Rogers: Brian McLean, Lewis Strapp, Jack Baird, Kyle Jacobs, Chris Millar (Kalvin Orsi 83), Jim McAlister, Luca Colville, Robbie Muirhead, Nicky Cadden (Cammy Blues 81), John Sutton (Peter Grant 87)
SUBS NOT USED: Adam Livingstone, Aidan Nesbitt, Reece Lyon, Sam Ramsbottom (GK)

Other Championship Matches

Alloa Athletic v Arbroath
Dundee v Ayr United
Inverness Caley Thistle v Queen of the South
Partick Thistle v Dundee United

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