Lawrence Shankland scored the winning goal on his debut as 10-man Dunfermline came from behind to beat fellow play-off hopefuls Stranraer.

The visitors took the lead when Steven Bell headed past Ryan Scully.

Ryan Thomson nodded Dunfermline level before Frank McKeown put the Blues back in front after the break.

Shaun Byrne found the top corner to equalise for the Pars, then Shankland secured the win before midfielder Faissal El Bakhtaoui saw red.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Williamson
  • 03 Drummond
  • 06 Geggan
  • 05 Young
  • 04 Martin
  • 07 Byrne
  • 10 Falkingham
  • 11 Thomson (Shankland - 63' )
  • 09 Wallace (Husband - 80' )
  • 08 El-Bakhtaoui Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 12 Husband
  • 14 Moore
  • 15 Kane
  • 16 Smith
  • 17 Shankland
  • 18 Millen
  • 20 Goodfellow

Stranraer

  • 01 Mitchell
  • 02 Robertson
  • 03 Docherty
  • 06 Bell Booked
  • 04 Rumsby
  • 05 McKeown Booked
  • 07 Winter
  • 08 Gallagher Booked (Trialist - 81' Booked )
  • 10 Longworth
  • 09 Grehan (McKenna - 71' )
  • 11 Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12 McKenna
  • 14 McGregor
  • 15 Kinnaird
  • 16 Borris
  • 17 Trialist
  • 20 Fahey
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 2,952

Match Stats

Shots

16 6

On target

9 4

Corners

8 2

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stranraer 2.

90:00 +4:06 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stranraer 2.

90:00 +3:06

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

90:00 +3:06

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:15

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

90:00 +0:41

Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:41

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

89:26 Booking

Booking Frank McKeown (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

89:19

Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

89:19

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

88:28 Booking

Booking Trialist (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

88:19

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:19

Foul by Trialist (Stranraer).

86:49

Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:49

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

85:02 Booking

Booking Steven Bell (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

84:43 Dismissal

Dismissal Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the red card for fighting.

84:19

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:19

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

80:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. Trialist replaces Grant Gallagher.

79:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Stephen Husband replaces Ryan Wallace.

78:55

Attempt saved. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

77:36

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

77:36

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:43

Attempt saved. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stranraer 2. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

74:48

Attempt saved. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

73:41

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Shaun Byrne.

72:32

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

70:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Martin Grehan.

70:20

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

68:28

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:28

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

66:19

Attempt missed. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

64:50

Ross Drummond (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:50

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

63:16

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

62:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lawrence Shankland replaces Ryan Thomson because of an injury.

62:02

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:02

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

57:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Stranraer 2. Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner.

50:50 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stranraer 2. Frank McKeown (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Stirling with a cross.

50:25

Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

50:25

Sean Winter (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:33

Foul by Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic).

45:33

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stranraer 1.

45:00 +0:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stranraer 1.

45:00 +0:01

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

45:00 +0:01

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:13

Attempt missed. Steven Bell (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

43:21

Foul by Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic).

43:21

Martin Grehan (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:59

Attempt blocked. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

38:15

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:15

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

37:02

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

35:29

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

35:29

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:08

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

34:08

Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stranraer 1. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Drummond with a cross.

32:51

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

32:28

Attempt blocked. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

27:24

Attempt saved. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

22:50

Hand ball by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

22:02

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Andrew Stirling.

21:38

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Rumsby.

21:23

Attempt blocked. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:55

Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:55

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

18:52

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

18:52

Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:25 Booking

Booking Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

18:16

Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

18:16

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

15:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 0, Stranraer 1. Steven Bell (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andrew Stirling with a cross.

14:52

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Andrew Geggan.

12:51

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:51

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

11:16

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

9:37

Attempt saved. Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

6:01

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

5:29

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Mitchell.

4:48

Penalty saved! Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

4:13

Penalty Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace draws a foul in the penalty area.

4:13

Penalty conceded by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer) after a foul in the penalty area.

3:19

Attempt missed. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

2:27

Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:27

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

1:23

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

1:03

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Sean Winter.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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