Ross Forbes and Danny Grainger scored on their debuts as Dunfermline beat East Fife.

Home goalkeeper Greg Paterson saved a Forbes penalty in the fourth minute after Gary Naysmith had handled in the box, but Forbes scored from close range in the 44th minute.

Ryan Wallace doubled the Pars' lead before Grainger scored two minutes later.

East Fife pulled one back in 78 minutes when Paul Willis drilled in a shot.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

East Fife

  • 01 Paterson
  • 02 Durie
  • 03 Naysmith
  • 08 O'Neill (Stewart - 81' )
  • 04 Rutkiewicz
  • 05 Mbu
  • 07 McKenzie
  • 06 Fisher
  • 10 Smith Booked
  • 19 Buchanan
  • 11 Stewart (Willis - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Thom
  • 14 Stewart
  • 15 Brown
  • 16 Barr
  • 17 Willis
  • 18 Johnstone
  • 21 Shaw

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Williamson
  • 03 Grainger
  • 06 Millen
  • 04 Martin
  • 05 Page Booked
  • 07 Byrne (Falkingham - 70' Booked )
  • 08 Thomson (Husband - 89' )
  • 11 Shankland
  • 09 Wallace
  • 10 Forbes

Substitutes

  • 12 Husband
  • 14 Moore
  • 15 Young
  • 16 Falkingham
  • 17 Whittle
  • 18 El-Bakhtaoui
  • 20 Goodfellow
Ref: David Somers
Att: 1,872

Match Stats

Shots

2 7

On target

1 5

Corners

2 8

Fouls

4 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, East Fife 1, Dunfermline Athletic 3.

90:00 +0:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, East Fife 1, Dunfermline Athletic 3.

88:49 Substitution

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

86:24 Booking

Booking Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

86:20

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

86:20

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:10 Booking

Booking Kevin Smith (East Fife) is shown the yellow card.

85:01

Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:01

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

80:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Jonathan Stewart replaces Stephen O'Neill.

77:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 1, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Paul Willis (East Fife) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

76:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal.

74:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Williamson.

69:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Falkingham replaces Shaun Byrne.

57:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, East Fife. Paul Willis replaces Ryan Stewart.

45:00

Second Half begins East Fife 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

45:00 +1:17 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, East Fife 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

43:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! East Fife 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

41:39

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

41:39

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:37

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Greg Paterson.

36:20

Attempt saved. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

33:25 Booking

Booking Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

33:19

Foul by Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic).

33:19

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:54

Attempt missed. Stephen O'Neill (East Fife) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

31:19

Foul by Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic).

31:19

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:14

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Stewart.

28:13

Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:13

Foul by Scott Durie (East Fife).

25:55

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

24:46

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

23:53

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

23:53

Scott Durie (East Fife) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:27

Attempt missed. Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

22:10

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Rutkiewicz.

18:57

Hand ball by Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic).

17:15

Attempt saved. Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

15:38

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Rutkiewicz.

14:47

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gary Fisher.

13:21

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Durie.

12:48

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Gary Naysmith.

9:49

Foul by Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic).

9:49

Kevin Smith (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:35

Delay in match Ryan Scully (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

6:12

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

6:12

Foul by Kevin Smith (East Fife).

4:34

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Greg Paterson.

3:35

Penalty conceded by Gary Naysmith (East Fife) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

2:04

Corner, East Fife. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

1:18

Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).

1:18

Liam Buchanan (East Fife) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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