Dunfermline claimed a comfortable victory over Scottish League One basement side Arbroath.

The Pars hit the front when Stephen Husband found the top-left corner of Sandy Wood's goal with a sweetly struck shot.

Ross Forbes doubled Dunfermline's lead on the hour mark with another fine strike.

And Forbes then turned provider for Josh Falkingham to slot home from six yards.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Millen Booked (Williamson - 59' )
  • 03 Grainger
  • 06 Geggan
  • 04 Page
  • 05 Morris
  • 08 Husband
  • 11 Forbes (Byrne - 75' )
  • 09 Shankland
  • 07 El-Bakhtaoui (Dargo - 80' )
  • 10 Falkingham

Substitutes

  • 12 Thomson
  • 14 Dargo
  • 15 Martin
  • 16 Whittle
  • 17 Byrne
  • 18 Williamson
  • 20 Goodfellow

Arbroath

  • 01 Wood
  • 02 Little
  • 03 Hamilton Booked
  • 04 Nicoll Booked
  • 05 Travis Booked
  • 06 Keddie
  • 07 Linn
  • 08 Chisholm
  • 09 Mcintosh (Deuchar - 73' )
  • 10 Cook (McManus - 58' )
  • 11 Scott (Banjo - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Deuchar
  • 14 Banjo
  • 15 Sheerin
  • 16 Robertson
  • 18 McManus
  • 19 Yao
  • 21 Wilson
Ref: Andrew Dallas
Att: 1,983

Match Stats

Shots

11 5

On target

5 1

Corners

9 1

Fouls

4 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Arbroath 0.

90:00 +2:56 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Arbroath 0.

90:00 +1:29

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

90:00 +1:29

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

89:07

Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

87:28

Attempt missed. Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

86:52 Booking

Booking Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

86:46

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

86:46

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

86:17

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

86:17

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

81:00

Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:50

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

80:21

Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

79:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Craig Dargo replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

74:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Ross Forbes.

72:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Kenny Deuchar replaces Leighton Mcintosh.

71:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Arbroath 0. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Grainger.

68:15

Attempt missed. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

67:21

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

66:48

Foul by Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic).

66:48

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:50 Booking

Booking Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

62:41

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

62:41

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

61:43

Attempt blocked. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

61:00

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

60:57

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

59:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Arbroath 0. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

58:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Williamson replaces Ross Millen.

57:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces Alan Cook.

56:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Christopher Scott.

55:15

Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

53:48

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Richard Little.

53:21

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

53:21

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

52:25

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Sandy Wood.

51:49 Booking

Booking Michael Travis (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

51:37

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:37

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

45:00

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 1, Arbroath 0.

45:00 +1:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Arbroath 0.

45:00 +1:01

Attempt saved. Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

41:14

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:14

Foul by Leighton Mcintosh (Arbroath).

39:55

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Richard Little.

36:44 Booking

Booking Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

36:34

Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).

36:34

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:38

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

34:48

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

30:27

Attempt saved. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

26:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Arbroath 0. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ross Millen.

26:25

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Sandy Wood.

25:51

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

22:01

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

21:34

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

21:34

Foul by Alan Cook (Arbroath).

20:23

Foul by Richard Little (Arbroath).

20:23

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:26

Attempt saved. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

17:16

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Michael Travis.

16:09

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Richard Little.

13:57

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

11:06

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

11:06

Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:35

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Leighton Mcintosh.

5:09

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Richard Little.

4:24

Ross Chisholm (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:24

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic).

1:36

Richard Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:36

Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

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