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Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Falkirk: Zak Rudden goal gives visitors rare win

Falkirk's Zak Rudden
Falkirk's Zak Rudden scored the only goal of the game

Falkirk recorded only their second win of the season as Zak Rudden's strike was enough for victory at Dunfermline.

The Pars, who have yet to taste victory at home this term, made a lively start, with Andy Ryan, Joe Thomson and Daniel Devine all going close.

Myles Hippolyte had four good chances as Dunfermline continued to dominate.

Paul Paton hit the woodwork for Falkirk, but grabbed the opener when Rudden fired into the bottom corner.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14DevineBooked at 32mins
  • 3Longridge
  • 7HigginbothamBooked at 39minsSubstituted forMuirheadat 77'minutes
  • 17Thomson
  • 12Martin
  • 15HippolyteBooked at 10minsSubstituted forConnollyat 77'minutes
  • 35KeenaSubstituted forEl Bakhtaouiat 35'minutes
  • 9Ryan

Substitutes

  • 4Martin
  • 11Connolly
  • 18El Bakhtaoui
  • 19Vincent
  • 20Gill
  • 28Craigen
  • 36Muirhead

Falkirk

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 1Fasan
  • 15Harrison
  • 3McGhee
  • 18BroughBooked at 65minsSubstituted forDallison-Lisbonat 83'minutes
  • 6PatonBooked at 90mins
  • 2Kidd
  • 17BuabenBooked at 11mins
  • 25Irving
  • 14Robson
  • 7Petravicius
  • 19Rudden

Substitutes

  • 5Dallison-Lisbon
  • 8Sammut
  • 9Lewis
  • 16Dumbuya
  • 22McKee
  • 24Haber
  • 31Mutch
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
5,762

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away3
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

  3. Booking

    Paul Paton (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Paul Paton (Falkirk).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Scott Harrison.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Falkirk. Tom Dallison replaces Patrick Brough because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Paul Paton (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Kallum Higginbotham.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Aidan Connolly replaces Myles Hippolyte.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 1. Zak Rudden (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andrew Irving (Falkirk).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andrew Irving (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

    Patrick Brough (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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