Scottish League One
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Arbroath 1-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Arbroath remain bottom of the League One table going into the final weekend of the season after defeat at home by second-top Dunfermline Athletic.

Andrew Geggan struck 11 minutes from time to prevent Arbroath moving above East Fife into ninth in the table.

Ryan Thomson sent the Pars into a 14th-minute lead, following up after Scott Morrison failed to hold Stephen Husband's shot.

Michael Travis forced the ball home from a corner after 56 minutes.

It was a deserved equaliser for the Red Lichties, for whom Robert Linn had fired narrowly wide earlier.

However, with the game approaching the final 10 minutes, Geggan popped up to slot in from close range and secure a first win in four outings for the visitors.

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Morrison
  • 2TravisBooked at 84mins
  • 3Hamilton
  • 4NicollBooked at 90mins
  • 5McGeever
  • 6KeddieBooked at 35mins
  • 7Linn
  • 10CookSubstituted forBanjoat 79'minutes
  • 9DeucharSubstituted forMcintoshat 73'minutes
  • 8McManus
  • 11SheerinBooked at 38minsSubstituted forChisholmat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Banjo
  • 14Chisholm
  • 15Little
  • 16Yao
  • 17Mcintosh
  • 18Scott
  • 21Wood

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Millen
  • 3Grainger
  • 10FalkinghamBooked at 90mins
  • 4Page
  • 5Morris
  • 7ForbesBooked at 40minsSubstituted forSpenceat 68'minutes
  • 6Geggan
  • 8HusbandSubstituted forByrneat 69'minutes
  • 9El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forWallaceat 78'minutes
  • 11Thomson

Substitutes

  • 12Byrne
  • 14Wallace
  • 15Martin
  • 16Smith
  • 17Spence
  • 18Williamson
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,079

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Booking

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

Booking

Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).
Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Ryan McGeever (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jonathan Page.
Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).
Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).
Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).
Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).
Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Michael Travis (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).
Attempt saved. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Alan Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.
Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).
Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Ross Chisholm replaces Paul Sheerin.
Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Leighton Mcintosh replaces Kenny Deuchar.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Stephen Husband.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Spence replaces Ross Forbes.
Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Callum Morris.
Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Millen.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Millen.
Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).
Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Michael Travis (Arbroath) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Bobby Linn.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Daniel Grainger.

Second Half

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.
Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
(Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

Booking

Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).
Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Alex Keddie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.
Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).
Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).
Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Callum Morris.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers35332088101
2Dunfermline35195111462
3Stranraer3513913-248
4Ayr3513715-446
5Stenhousemuir35111212-1145
6Forfar3512716-543
7Brechin3512617-1242
8Airdrieonians3511915-1242
9East Fife359521-3532
10Arbroath359422-2131
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