Scottish League One
Dunfermline3Arbroath0

Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Arbroath

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.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2MillenBooked at 37minsSubstituted forWilliamsonat 59'minutes
  • 3Grainger
  • 6Geggan
  • 4Page
  • 5Morris
  • 8Husband
  • 11ForbesSubstituted forByrneat 75'minutes
  • 9Shankland
  • 7El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forDargoat 80'minutes
  • 10Falkingham

Substitutes

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

Arbroath

  • 1Wood
  • 2Little
  • 3HamiltonBooked at 63mins
  • 4NicollBooked at 87mins
  • 5TravisBooked at 52mins
  • 6Keddie
  • 7Linn
  • 8Chisholm
  • 9McintoshSubstituted forDeucharat 73'minutes
  • 10CookSubstituted forMcManusat 58'minutes
  • 11ScottSubstituted forBanjoat 57'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamArbroath
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Arbroath 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Arbroath 0.

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

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

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

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.

Booking

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

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

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Ross Forbes.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Kenny Deuchar replaces Leighton Mcintosh.

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.

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

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Booking

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Colin Hamilton (Arbroath).

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

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

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Williamson replaces Ross Millen.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Lari Yao replaces Alan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Christopher Scott.

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Richard Little.

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

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Sandy Wood.

Booking

Michael Travis (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers2624206974
2Dunfermline2617271953
3Stranraer2411671039
4Ayr251069-636
5Brechin269413-931
6Stenhousemuir267910-1330
7Forfar248511029
8East Fife257414-2525
9Airdrieonians265714-2122
10Arbroath265318-2418
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