Scottish League One
Arbroath0Dunfermline3

Arbroath 0-3 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline boosted their promotion hopes as they eased to a victory at Arbroath.

The Pars opened the scoring on 12 minutes, Andy Geggan drilling home from a botched clearance.

Ryan Thomson nodded in Ryan Wallace's chipped cross in the 36th minute.

Josh Falkingham's 20-yard strike rounded off a comfortable afternoon for Dunfermline and cemented second place, although they remain some way behind leaders Rangers.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2Banjo
  • 3Hamilton
  • 8McWalterSubstituted forScottat 81'minutes
  • 4Donaldson
  • 5Travis
  • 7Linn
  • 6KeddieBooked at 86mins
  • 9RobertsonSubstituted forMartinat 82'minutes
  • 10CookSubstituted forSibandaat 69'minutes
  • 11Sheerin

Substitutes

  • 12Lindsay
  • 14Scott
  • 15Sibanda
  • 16Yao
  • 17Martin
  • 18Thompson
  • 21Wilson

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Whittle
  • 6Geggan
  • 4Martin
  • 5Young
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forMooreat 74'minutes
  • 8Husband
  • 11Thomson
  • 9WallaceSubstituted forEl-Bakhtaouiat 82'minutes
  • 10Falkingham

Substitutes

  • 12Moore
  • 14Dargo
  • 15Kane
  • 16Smith
  • 17Ferguson
  • 18El-Bakhtaoui
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
David Somers
Attendance:
967

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 3.

Attempt saved. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Alex Keddie.

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

Booking

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui replaces Ryan Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Patrick Martin replaces Dayle Robertson.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Christopher Scott replaces Kieran McWalter.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Michael Travis.

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

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Dayle Robertson (Arbroath).

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lee Sibanda (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Jordan Moore replaces Shaun Byrne.

David Banjo (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Lee Sibanda replaces Alan Cook.

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

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

Attempt missed. Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

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

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

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

Attempt missed. Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers1515005245
2Dunfermline1711241335
3Stranraer16925729
4Ayr17755-126
5Stenhousemuir16646-722
6Forfar17548-319
7Brechin17548-719
8East Fife175210-1817
9Arbroath174211-1614
10Airdrieonians172312-209
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