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Friday, 3rd Nov 2023

cinch Championship (away) v Morton, Friday 3rd November 2023, kick off 7.45pm at Cappielow Park

The Pars first Friday night match of the season is away to Morton and although their win over the Greenock side at KDM Group East End Park, the horror of the last visit to Cappielow is in need of extinguishing.

Dunfermline have won 48 of the 112 league meetings and 18 of the 55 away meetings. Their last ten trips to Greenock have failed to result in a win.

Milestones v Morton (Away)

Last Victory
 25/03/17 | 1-0 | Championship

Last Defeat
 08/01/22 | 0-5 | Championship

Best Victory

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
08/01/22 | 0-5 | Championship

Last Goalless Draw
 23/03/21 | 0-0 | Scottish Cup

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

Last Match at Cappielow
Morton 5 Dunfermline 0, Championship
Friday 8th January 2022

Morton went ahead in 34 minutes, from a Darren Hynes cross Gozie Ugwu shielded the ball on edge of the Pars box and attempts to clear only set up Gary OLIVER to bulge the net. 1-0

 Six minutes later Morton doubled their lead. From a Jack Hamilton goal kick Ugwu rose to head the ball on and Gavin Reilly knocked down for BLUES to net from 18 yards out. 2-0

Right on half time another Hynes ball into the Dunfermline box was headed over Fôn Williams by former Pars striker REILLY and it was 3-0. The home side certainly demonstrated the way to take their chances in what otherwise was a fairly even match.

Yet another long throw from Strapp caused another goal for the home side in 72 minutes. The left back celebrated his 100th Morton appearance as Donaldson’s attempt to head clear only ended up in the net. 4-0

Four became five seven minutes later in 79th minute as sub Robbie MUIRHEAD ran into space and lobbed the out running Dunfermline keeper 5-0.

MORTON: Jack Hamilton: Darren Hynes, Michael Ledger, Brian McLean, Alan Lithgow (c), Lewis Strapp: Cameron Blues (Michael Garrity 88), Reece Lyon, Gary Oliver (Kyle Jacobs 80): Gavin Reilly (Robbie Muirhead 70), Gozie Ugwu.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewis McGrattan, Alex King, Lewis McGregor.

DUNFERMLINE: Owain Fôn Williams (c): Aaron Comrie, Coll Donaldson, Lewis Martin, Josh Edwards: Dan Pybus, Paul Allan, Ryan Dow, Matthew Todd (Nikolay Todorov 51): Steven Lawless, Lewis McCann
SUBS NOT USED: Kyle Macdonald, Kevin O’Hara, Craig Wighton, Reece Cole, Leon Jones, Deniz Mehmet (GK)

Last Twelve Matches v Morton

Five of the last twelve matches between the sides have been drawn, two of them with no goals. Four of the twelve were lost and three were Dunfermline wins.

23/09/23 (H) W 3-1 Championship
18-03-22 (H) D 1-1 Championship

08-01-22 (A) L 0-5 Championship

06-11-21 (H) L 1-3 Championship

31-07-21 (A) D 2-2 Championship

23-03-21 (A) D 0-0 Scottish Cup

13-03-21 (H) W 1-0 Championship

15-01-21 (A) D 0-0 Championship

12-12-20 (H) L 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

Recent Form

Dunfermline have lost their last three league games, something that hasn’t happened since September 2021. Morton were the opposition for their last win but that was at KDM Group East End Park four games ago.

Morton had a good win over Ayr United last Saturday giving them back to back wins but their only home league win was on 5th August in the opening game of the campaign, also against Ayr United. They lost at home again to Raith Rovers on Tuesday night.

League Stats


League Position: 8th

League Points: 11

Goal Difference: -1

Away League Record: P5 W1 D2 L2 GF4 GA6

Last Six Match Form: LWWLLL

League Position: 10th
League Points: 8
Goal Difference: -8
Home League Record: P5 W1 D0 L4 GF5 GA11
Last Six Match Form: LLDWWL

Last six matches


Raith Rovers (A) L 0-1
Ayr United (H) L 0-1

Partick Thistle (A) L 0-3

Morton (H) W 3-1

Queen’s Park (A) W 2-0

Dundee United (A) L 0-3


Raith Rovers (H) L 1-2
Ayr United (A) W 1-0
Kelty Hearts (H) W 4-1
Queen’s Park (A) D 0-0
Airdrieonians (H) L 0-1
Dunfermline (A) L 1-3

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Raith Rovers):
Deniz Mehmet: Sam Fisher, Kyle Benedictus (c) (Chris Hamilton HT), Rhys Breen (Joe Chalmers 81), Aaron Comrie, Paul Allan, Ewan Otoo, Josh Edwards: Owen Moffat (Michael O’Halloran 65), Alex Jakubiak, Lewis McCann (Craig Wighton 75)
SUBS NOT USED: Miller Fenton, Liam Hoggan, Harrison Sharp (GK), Max Little (GK)

MORTON (v Raith Rovers): Jamie MacDonald: Jack Baird, Kirk Broadfoot, Tyler French, Iain Wilson (Lewis McGrattan 62), Cameron Blues, Alan Power (Grant Gillespie 78), Calum Waters, Robbie Crawford (Steven Boyd 78), Robbie Muirhead, George Oakley
SUBS NOT USED: Jack Bearne, Cameron Keay, Ryan Mullen (GK).

Other cinch Championship Fixtures

Arbroath v Partick Thistle
Ayr United v Queens Park
Dundee United v Inverness Caley Thistle
Raith Rovers v Airdrieonians

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