Scottish League One
Forfar2Dunfermline4

Forfar Ath 2-4 Dunfermline Ath

Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored twice as Dunfermline Athletic maintained their six-point lead at the top of Scottish League One by beating Forfar Athletic.

El Bakhtaoui struck to give the Pars the lead, but Iain Campbell levelled with a penalty after Shaun Rooney had fouled Danny Denholm.

Another El Bakhtaoui shot regained the lead for Dunfermline and the striker then set up Joe Cardle to score.

Michael Travis headed one back before Ryan Wallace fired the Pars' fourth.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1Trialist
  • 2TravisBooked at 35mins
  • 5Rose
  • 4Nicoll
  • 3Campbell
  • 7HaySubstituted forYoungat 57'minutes
  • 6HodgeSubstituted forSmithat 86'minutes
  • 8Fotheringham
  • 11Denholm
  • 9MartinBooked at 30mins
  • 10Swankie

Substitutes

  • 12Templeman
  • 14Young
  • 15Kennedy
  • 16Black
  • 17Smith
  • 18Robertson
  • 21King

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2RooneyBooked at 41mins
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3TalbotBooked at 20mins
  • 7PatonSubstituted forWallaceat 67'minutes
  • 8Falkingham
  • 6Geggan
  • 10El Bakhtaoui
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forHopkirkat 67'minutes
  • 11Cardle

Substitutes

  • 12Hopkirk
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Crossan
  • 16Wallace
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Antoine-Curier
  • 20Hutton
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,443

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home5
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

Full Time

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Trialist.

Attempt saved. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Derek Young.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Craig Smith replaces Bryan Hodge.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Falkingham.

Bryan Hodge (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Marc McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Kevin Nicoll.

Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Bryan Hodge (Forfar Athletic).

Shaun Rooney (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Michael Rose (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iain Campbell with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Bryan Hodge.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Derek Young (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Michael Paton.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Michael Moffat.

Attempt missed. Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).

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

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Martyn Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

goal