Dunfermline Athletic

Preview Ross County

Tuesday, 12th Jan 2016

William Hill Scottish Cup Fourth Round Replay: Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall, Tuesday 12th January 2016, kick off 7.45pm

After the exciting Fourth Round Scottish Cup tie at East End Park on Saturday the teams will be asked to do it all again on Tuesday in the replay. Ross County manager Jim McIntyre claimed that his team 'dodged the bullets' on Saturday but the Pars will need to beware that County might be firing them when they get to Dingwall.

All Competitive Matches v Ross County 






09/01/16 H 2-2 D Scottish Cup
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

On Saturday Ross County's Dutch striker, Alex Schalk opened the scoring in the third minute. Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored a cracking goal to equalise just 12 minutes later.

The visitors restored their lead from a 27th minute penalty, Brian Graham netting to make it 2-1 before new signing Brad McKay pulled it back to 2-2 only 11 minutes into the second half.

The Pars had the better opportunities after that, El Bakhtaoui had a great effort turned on to the bar and Joe Cardle tried hard to score but it just didn't happen for him.

   Form this season -  home / away
    Ross County (home)  






3-2   Forfar Athletic W 4-2
   Dundee W 5-2   Ayr United W 2-1
   St Johnstone L 2-3   Ayr United W 1-0


3-0   Albion Rovers D 1-1


1-4   Airdrieonians W 2-0
   Aberdeen W 2-0   Cowdenbeath D 0-0

Inverness, Celtic, Hearts and St Johnstone are the only visitors of the thirteen to Dingwall this season who have left with a win. Faklkrk lost 7-0 in the League Cup and there have been impressive wins over Aberdeen, Partick Thistle and Motherwell.

Dunfermline's away form has been good in League One with only Peterhead being an unsuccessful away day but there have been away losses in cup competitions at St Mirren and Dundee United (aet).

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Ross County):
Sean Murdoch; Shaun Rooney, Brad McKay, Ben Richards-Everton, Jason Talbot; Michael Paton, Andy Geggan (c), Josh Falkingham, Joe Cardle; Michael Moffat, Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
SUBS NOT USED: Ryan Wallace, Shaun Byrne, David Hopkirk, Mickael Antoine-Curier, Rhys McCabe, John Potter, Cammy Gill(GK)
SCORERS: El Bakhtaoui (15), McKay (56)

ROSS COUNTY (v Dunfermline): Scott Fox; Marcus Fraser (Richard Foster 62), Scott Boyd, Andrew Davies (c), Jamie Reckord; Michael Gardyne, Jackson Irvine, Martin Woods, Raffaele De Vita (Jonathan Franks 62), Brian Graham, Alex Schalk (Ian McShane 73).
SUBS NOT USED: Chris Robertson, Stewart Murdoch, Greg Morrison, Gary Woods (GK).
SCORERS: Schalk (3). Graham (27 pen.)

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