Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Morton

Tuesday, 12th Jan 2021

Scottish Cup Second Round (away) Tuesday January 2021. Due to new SFA Board Guidelines this match has been postponed

There was some disappointment that was possibly shared by the opposition when Dunfermline were paired with a team from their own league. Dunfermline will travel to meet Morton in the second round of this season’s Scottish Cup. With the sides having met just a month ago there will be no mysteries over what to expect.

The Fifers have won just one of the last ten meetings at Cappielow and have failed to win there over the last three seasons. That couple with the Scottish Cup record against Morton demonstrates just how hard it will be to be in the hat for the next round. The sides have met five times in the Scottish Cup and the Pars have won twice and both times that was at East End Park.

Scottish Cup record v Morton

20/01/18 | H | Round 4 | L | 1-2
16/02/80 | A | Round 4 | L | 0-5
02/02/57 | H | Round 5 | W | 3-0
24/01/53 | A | Round 1 | L | 1-3
21/01/39 | H | Round 1 | W | 5-2

Morton 3-2 Dunfermline
Sat, 11th Jan 2020

Last time at Cappielow
Morton 3 Dunfermline 2, Championship
Saturday 11th January 2020

From a 23rd minute free kick Paul Paton set up Gabby McGill for a shot that keeper Rogers could not hold. Euan MURRAY followed up to net the loose ball and cued a very special celebration for his first ever competitive Dunfermline goal. 0-1

With a Morton counterattack JACOBS netted with a 42nd minute header into the bottom right after an initial headed effort was stopped. 1-1

Morton struck again on the other side of half time with a goal in 50 minutes. The ball was swung in from the left touch line by Colville was met by the diving head of McALISTER and it was 2-1.

Morton forced an 84th minute corner on the right, Cadden sent in an inswinger that JACOBS, from very close range, headed over the line. 3-1

There was no way back from this stage but three minutes into time added there was to be a consolation for the Pars when NISBET was fouled by McLean 25 yards out in a central position. He took the free kick himself and with a peach of an effort found the top left corner. 3-2

MORTON: Danny Rogers: Brian McLean, Lewis Strapp, Jack Baird, Kyle Jacobs, Chris Millar (Reghan Tumilty 35), Jim McAlister (c) (Cammy Blues 89), Luca Colville, Robbie Muirhead, Nicky Cadden, John Sutton (Kalvin Orsi 76).
SUBS NOT USED: Peter Grant, Adam Livingstone, Reece Lyon, Sam Ramsbottom (GK)

DUNFERMLINE: Ryan Scully: Aaron Comrie, Lee Ashcroft, Danny Devine, Lewis Martin: Ryan Dow, Paul Paton (c) (Tom Beadling 78), Euan Murray (Kyle Turner 72), Dom Thomas: Gabby McGill (Ethan Ross 62), Kevin Nisbet.
SUBS NOT USED: Joe Thomson, Lewis McCann, Josh Edwards, Cammy Gill (GK)

Pars v Morton: The Full Record

P59 | W30 | D13 | L16 | GF111 | GA70 | At East End Park
P57 | W18 | D17 | L22 | GF69 | GA78 | At Cappielow
P116 | W48 | D30 | L38 | GF180 | GA148

Milestones v Morton (Away)

Last Victory | 25/03/17 | 1-0 | Championship
Last Defeat | 11/01/20 | 2-3 | Championship
Best Victories
11/12/99 | 3-0 | Division 1
23/08/88 | 3-0 | Premier League
25/11/67 | 3-0 | Division 1
Worst Defeat | 16/02/80 | 0-5 | Scottish Cup
Last Goalless Draw | 26/01/19 | 0-0 | Championship
First Meeting | 14/08/26 | 0-3 | Division One

Last Twelve Matches v Morton

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

12-12-20: (H) 1-2 Championship
11-01-20: (A) L 2-3 Championship
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

Recent Form

Morton have lost only one home match this season against Hearts in early December. They return to Cappielow for only the third time since October but nevertheless are unbeaten in their last four games and won two of their last six.

Dunfermline only lost two matches in 2020 but two of them were against Morton. The Fifers are undefeated in their last four matches since the defeat to Morton on 12th December.

Inverness Caley Thistle (A) D 1-1
Arbroath (H) W 1-0
Dundee (A) D 3-3
St Johnstone (H) D 1-1
Morton (H) L 1-2
Raith Rovers (H) D 2-2

Alloa Athletic (A) D 1-1
Ayr United (A) D 1-1
Queen of the South (H) W 2-0
Dunfermline (A) W 2-1
Hearts (H) L 0-2
Arbroath (A) D 0-0

Current League Stats

League Position: 2nd
League Points: 18
Goal Difference: +7
League Record: P10 W5 D4 L1 GF20 GA13
Last Six Match Form: DLDDWD

League Position: 5th
League Points: 15
Goal Difference: -3
League Record: P10 W4 D3 L3 GF10 GA13
Last Six Match Form: DLWWDD

Last time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Inverness Caley Thistle):
Owain Fôn Williams: Aaron Comrie, Paul Watson, Euan Murray (c), Josh Edwards: Lewis Mayo: Kyle Turner, Iain Wilson, Kerr McInroy (Ryan Dow 66): Lewis McCann (Declan McManus 69), Kevin O’Hara (Dom Thomas 80).
SUBS NOT USED: Steven Whittaker, Fraser Murray, Lucas Berry, Cammy Gill (GK)

MORTON (v Alloa Athletic): Aidan McAdams: Michael Ledger, Markus Fjørtoft, Sean McGinty, Lewis Strapp: Reece Lyon (Chris Millar 88), Jim McAlister (c), Cameron Salkeld (Roman Omar 83), Luca Colville (Gary Oliver 64), Aidan Nesbitt, Kalvin Orsi
SUBS NOT USED: Cameron Blues, Alexander Easdale, James Wallace

For this season only there are no replays in the Scottish Cup which mean games that end in a draw after 90 minutes will go to extra-time and penalties if required.

This cup tie also means that Dunfermline will travel twice to Cappielow in the space of what will be a busy week. The Championship match will be televised on BBC Scotland on Friday 15th January. The planned fixture against Hearts on Tuesday evening at Tynecastle Park will be re-scheduled.

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