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Saturday, 17th Sep 2016

Morton have played five league games, three of which they drew and two they lost.

Having played the top four teams in the division in their last four matches Allan Johnston`s team now meet the team that shares 8th place with them. Without a league win Morton may sound like easier `meat` but then the Greenock club will be out to continue their winning sequence against Dunfermline to five matches.

Pars v Morton: The Full League Record

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P

W

D

L

F

A

At East End

45

24

9

12

86

54

At Cappielow

44

17

12

15

54

52

TOTALS

89

41

21

27

140

106

Last Matches between the clubs.

20/09/14: In 89 league meetings Dunfermline have won just over half, 21 have been drawn and Morton have won 27. . In September 2014 when Dunfermline travelled to Greenock they were top of the league. . Morton striker Declan McManus opened the scoring in 29 minutes but when Ross Millen equalised from the penalty spot in 72 minutes hopes were renewed that a win was possible. . Unfortunately those hopes lasted just four minutes until Connor Pepper scored the winner.

25/10/14: Alex Whittle and Shaun Byrne came into the team for the return just a month later and Faissal El Bakhtaoui put the Pars into a 1-0 lead early in the second half. Tom O`Ware equalised however with eleven minutes remaining and Declan McManus grabbed a 93rd minute winner.

Milestones v Morton (Away)

Last League Victory

13/04/13

1-0

First Div

Last League Defeat

24/01/15

0-2

League One

Best League Victory

11/12/99
23/08/88
25/11/67

3-0
3-0
3-0

Div 1
Prem League
Div1*

Worst League Defeat

14/08/26
19/04/08

0-3
0-3

Div 1*
First Div

*Pre league reconstruction

24/01/15: The second match at Cappielow in front of a live television audience was a 2-0 home win courtesy of a Ross Caldwell goal midway through the second half and a Peter MacDonald second nine minutes from time extended the Pars games without a win to seven.

28/03/15: The last meeting in 2014-15 was at East End Park in March. Morton put an end to the slim hopes Dunfermline had of making a play off place. Stuart Urquhart came in for Lewis Martin but strikes from Stefan McCluskey (45), Lee Kilday (50), Declan McManus (76) and Mark Russell (90) polished off the Pars ambitions.

Last Twelve Matches v Morton
28/03/15 H L 0-4 League One
24/01/15 A L 0-2 League One
25/10/14 H L 1-2 League One
20/09/14 A L 1-2 League One
13/04/13 A W 1-0 Scottish Division One
23/02/13 H L 1-4 Scottish Division One
29/12/12 A L 2-4 Scottish Division One
20/10/12 H D 2-2 Scottish Division One
30/04/11 A W 2-0 Scottish Division One
05/03/11 H L 1-3 Scottish Division One
06/11/10 A L 1-2 Scottish Division One
14/08/10 H W 2-0 Scottish Division One

Only three wins over Morton in the last twelve meetings is not a great record but both the two most recent wins were at Cappielow. Dunfermline lost all four league meetings in season 2014-15.

Morton Dunfermline .
Current League Position
9 8
League Points
3 3
Goal Difference
-5 -5
League Form
DDDLL WLLLL
League Record
P5, W0, D3, L2 P5, W1, D0, L4
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Recent Form

Morton started the season strongly winning all four of their Betfred League Cup matches meaning they will face Dundee United on the Tuesday following this Saturday`s Championship match against the Pars. Since the 2-1 win over Hamilton on 9th August, Morton have played five league games, three of which they drew and two they lost. The `Ton have also been knocked out of the Irn-Bru Cup by Queens Park.

The Pars took confidence out of their Irn-Bru Cup win at Brechin but following the opening Championship match against Dumbarton the Pars have now lost four league matches in a row.

  Form last six matches
 . Morton .  .

 .

 .

 .

 . Dunfermline .
 . Ayr United (A)

 .L

1-2  . Dundee United (H)  .L

 .1-3

 . Queens Park (A) L 0-2  . Brechin City (A) W

5-1

 . Hibs (A) L 0-4  . Queen of South (H)  .L

 .0-1

 . Dumbarton (H) D 1-1  . Raith Rovers (A) L 0-2
 . Falkirk (H) D 1-1  . Hibernian (A) L 1-2
 . Hamilton (A)

W

2-1  . Dumbarton (H) W 4-3

Last Time Out

DUNFERMLINE (v Dundee United):
 David Hutton, Ryan Williamson (Farid El Alagui 76), Lee Ashcroft, Callum Fordyce, Lewis Martin (Joe Cardle 83), Michael Paton, Andy Geggan (c), Rhys McCabe, Paul McMullan, Gavin Reilly, Nicky Clark.
SUBS NOT USED: Kallum Higginbotham, John Herron, Ben Richards-Everton, Michael Moffat, Cammy Gill (GK)

MORTON (v Ayr United): Andy McNeil: Lee Kilday, Tom O`Ware, Ricki Lamie (A Nesbitt 21), Mark Russell, Michael Doyle, Ross Forbes, Jamie Lindsay, Jose Quitongo, Gary Oliver (Tom Orr 77), Kudus Oyenuga (Jamie McDonough 66)
SUBS NOT USED: Jon Scullion, Ciaran McAleer, Scott Tiffoney, James McGowan (GK).

Referee for the match will be Kevin Clancy

C`mon Ye Pars!



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