Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Ross County

Saturday, 9th Jan 2016

William Hill Scottish Cup: Last time the teams met it was in the First Division.

The last time Ross County were visitors to East End Park their manager was former Pars boss Jimmy Calderwood and Jim McIntyre was in charge of Dunfermline.

This visit provides the first visit in charge of an opposing team for former Pars player and manager Jim McIntyre. Last time the teams met it was in the First Division but now County are in their fourth season in the top division of Scottish football and currently sit fifth.

All Competitive Matches v Ross County 

Date

H/A

F-A

W D L

League

29/03/11 A 1-0 W First Division
08/03/11 H 1-1 D First Division
22/02/11 A 0-0 D First Division
16/10/10 H 3-2 W First Division
03/04/10 H 1-2 L First Division
13/02/10 A 2-2 D First Division
12/12/09 H 3-3 D First Division
13/10/09 A 0-0 D First Division
18/04/09 A 3-1 W First Division
24/03/09 A 1-2 L First Division
21/02/09 H 1-2 L First Division
20/09/08 H 3-1 W First Division
25/01/97 H 4-0 W Scottish Cup

Dunfermline's only Scottish Cup tie against Ross County was a 4-0 win at East End Park in January 1997 when County were in just their third season of league football. It was over eleven years before County returned when goals from Scott Thomson, Nick Phinn and Steven Bell meant the Pars won the first ever league match between the clubs 3-1 at East End Park in September 2008. Unfortunately Dunfermline have only managed to beat the Staggies once on their subsequent five visits. 

Form last six home / away
Dunfermline (home) Ross County (away)
  Cowdenbeath W 2-1 Inverness Caley Thistle L 0-2
  Stenhousemuir W 1-0 Partick Thistle L 0-1
  Brechin City W 3-1 Hamilton Accies W 3-1
  Peterhead D 0-0 Aberdeen L 1-3
  Forfar Athletic W 4-0 Dundee United L

0-1

  Albion Rovers W 3-0 Inverness Caley Thistle W 2-1

Ross County have won three of their last five matches but they have won only two of their last nine away games. Dunfermline are unbeaten in their last 14 league games and of course have already seen of Premiership opponents this season when Dundee were defeated in the Scottish League Cup.

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Cowdenbeath):
Sean Murdoch; Shaun Rooney, Marc McAusland (Shaun Byrne 23), Ben Richards-Everton, Jason Talbot; Michael Paton, Andy Geggan (c), Josh Falkingham, Joe Cardle (David Hopkirk 83); Michael Moffat, Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Ryan Wallace 85).
SUBS NOT USED: Mickael Antoine-Curier, Rhys McCabe, Paul Joseph Crossan, David Hutton (GK)

ROSS COUNTY (v Inverness Caley Thistle): Scott Fox; Richard Foster, Scott Boyd, Andrew Davies, Jamie Reckord; Rocco Quinn (Jonathan Franks 57), Jackson Irvine, Martin Woods, Michael Gardyne, Alex Schalk (Raffaele De Vita 66), Craig Curran (Brian Graham 18)
SUBS NOT USED: Marcus Fraser, Ian McShane, Stewart Murdoch, Gary Woods

Referee will be Alan Muir.



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