Dunfermline maintained their push for promotion from Scottish League One with victory over Forfar at Station Park.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui chipped home the Pars' opener but the hosts were level by the break through James Dale.

Gavin Swankie steered Forfar ahead but Stephen Husband's strike restored parity.

An own goal by Darren Dods and Lawrence Shankland's strike proved to be enough to give Jim Jefferies' side all three points.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Douglas
  • 02 Baxter
  • 03 Campbell Booked
  • 06 Fusco
  • 04 Malcolm Booked
  • 05 Dods Booked
  • 11 Malin (Fotheringham - 74' )
  • 08 Dale
  • 10 Swankie
  • 09 Templeman
  • 07 Kader (Campbell - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Campbell
  • 14 Andrews
  • 15 McCabe
  • 16 McCluskey
  • 17 Fotheringham
  • 18 Smith
  • 20 Hill

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Williamson
  • 03 Grainger
  • 05 Morris
  • 04 Martin
  • 06 Page
  • 08 Geggan (Husband - 47' )
  • 10 Falkingham
  • 07 El-Bakhtaoui Booked
  • 09 Wallace (Shankland - 75' )
  • 11 Forbes Booked

Substitutes

  • 12 Shankland
  • 14 Moore
  • 15 Whittle
  • 16 Husband
  • 17 Byrne
  • 18 Millen
  • 20 Goodfellow
Ref: Euan Anderson
Att: 833

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

6 7

Corners

4 6

Fouls

17 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

90:00 +2:36

Attempt missed. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

90:00 +1:40

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

90:00 +1:40

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:41

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

90:00 +0:41

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

90:00

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

89:53

Foul by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

88:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Grainger.

88:13

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

88:13

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

87:33

Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:33

Foul by Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic).

84:25

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

84:10

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Lawrence Shankland.

83:03

Foul by Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

83:03

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

82:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Omar Kader.

81:35

Foul by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

81:35

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

79:29

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

79:29

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

78:20

Attempt saved. James Dale (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

76:49

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

74:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lawrence Shankland replaces Ryan Wallace.

73:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martyn Fotheringham replaces Gavin Malin.

72:36

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Scully.

71:50

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

71:50

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

71:05

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:05

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

70:10 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Darren Dods, Forfar Athletic. Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 3.

68:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

65:24

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

64:48

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

64:23

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

64:06

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

63:52

Attempt saved. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

63:04 Booking

Booking Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

63:00

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

62:43

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

60:20

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

59:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gavin Malin.

59:08 Booking

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

55:25

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

55:03

Attempt saved. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:17 Booking

Booking Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

54:07

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

54:07

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

52:27

Attempt missed. Jonathan Page (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

52:06

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Omar Kader.

50:32

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:32

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

49:57 Booking

Booking Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

49:47

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

49:47

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

48:28

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

46:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Stephen Husband replaces Andrew Geggan because of an injury.

45:48

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

45:00

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

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

45:00 +0:52 Booking

Booking Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:38

Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +0:38

Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

43:13

Attempt blocked. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:12

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

39:05

Foul by Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic).

39:05

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

35:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1. James Dale (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

34:32

Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:32

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

33:45

Attempt missed. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

32:01

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

32:01

Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).

28:41

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

28:41

Foul by Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic).

25:56

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

25:40

Foul by Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic).

25:40

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

24:32

Foul by Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic).

24:32

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

20:08

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

18:20

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

18:20

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

17:18

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:18

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

16:34

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

14:41

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Grainger.

14:06

Attempt saved. Gavin Swankie (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

12:42

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

12:42

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

12:19

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

10:10

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:06

Foul by Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic).

9:23

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

6:54

Attempt missed. Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

6:35

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

6:35

Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:22

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

3:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner.

2:54

Attempt saved. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

2:25

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

2:25

Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) 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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