For new visitors to this site, the PARDIS is a regular feature that has a current Pars player going back in time to see a Dunfermline game, in a time machine that is spookily similar to Doctor Who's TARDIS. For the past 2 years, the Moff was the Commander of the time machine. Now that he has left East End Park, the keys to the PARDIS have been handed to Jean Yves M'Voto, affectionately known as Big Jock.
Whereas the Moff's journeys were random, Big Jock has decided to set the PARDIS on course to past games involving our next opposition. So today we travel back to 2007 to find out what happened when the Pars faced Hearts, who we will be up against in 2 days in the Betfred Cup.
Dateline: Saturday 3 February 2007
Competition: Scottish Cup Last 16
Location: East End Park
Result: Dunfermline 1, Hearts 0
A last minute header from centre half Scott Wilson sent Dunfermline into the Scottish Cup quarter finals. Hearts were on top for much of the game against a Pars team who were battling relegation in the Premier League.
Dunfermline boss Stephen Kenny was without injured captain Greg Shields and the cup-tied Stephen Glass. Hearts manager Valdas Ivanauskas made 6 changes to his line-up and was without defender Christophe Berra through injury (Berra rejoined Hearts this summer after leaving Tynecastle in 2009).
Dunfermline keeper Dorus Devries was required to make several crucial saves, most notably efforts from Saulius Mikoliunas. Pars defender Phil McGuire headed an Andrew Driver effort off the line, while Dunfermline came close to scoring when Hearts keeper Steve Banks fumbled a cross, which fell to Pars winger Adam Hammill. He chipped the ball to the back post to Stevie Crawford, whose on target header hit the back of Lee Wallace on the line.
Just when it seemed that the tie would be heading for a replay at Tynecastle, Scott Wilson ventured upfield in the 90th minute and headed the ball past Banks from a Hammill cross.
Pars starting 11:
Dorus DeVries, Greg Ross, Scott Morrison, Phil McGuire, Scott Wilson, Gary Mason, Jim O'Brien, Stephen Simmons, Stevie Crawford, Mark Burchill, Adam Hammill.