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Dunfermline Athletic 0-1 Falkirk: Visitors off bottom of Championship

Davis Keillor-Dunn scores for Falkirk
Davis Keillor-Dunn scored the priceless goal for Falkirk

Falkirk moved off the foot of the Scottish Championship after a priceless derby win against Dunfermline Athletic.

On-loan Ross County forward Davis Keillor-Dunn collected Zak Rudden's back heel and curled it low round goalkeeper Ryan Scully from 14 yards.

Dunfermline's Bruce Anderson had a first-half penalty saved by Harry Burgoyne.

Lee Ashcroft hit a post after the break with a header, then Anderson's poked effort rebounded back off the crossbar.

Dunfermline Athletic manager Stevie Crawford: "It's a difficult one for us to take because we had enough chances to win the game. Falkirk have come and done a job on us.

"I'll never rule fourth place out if it's mathematically possible. We've got three big games coming up."

Falkirk manager Ray McKinnon: "It's a big derby game and we're delighted with three points. Just previous to the goal, Dunfermline had missed a couple of chances.

"Sometimes in football you need to carry a bit of luck alongside your energy and quality. We just looked at each other and thought this has to be our day."

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 40Scully
  • 35Blair
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14Devine
  • 3Longridge
  • 28Craigen
  • 26ToddSubstituted forMuirheadat 87'minutes
  • 8BeadlingSubstituted forHigginbothamat 38'minutes
  • 19Vincent
  • 12Anderson
  • 18El BakhtaouiSubstituted forHippolyteat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Durnan
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 11Connolly
  • 15Hippolyte
  • 20Gill
  • 22Morrison
  • 36Muirhead

Falkirk

  • 43Burgoyne
  • 23Dixon
  • 5Edjenguele
  • 28McKenna
  • 3McGhee
  • 7PetraviciusSubstituted forKeillor-Dunnat 51'minutes
  • 9JarvisSubstituted forTodorovat 59'minutes
  • 6Paton
  • 21Osman
  • 19RuddenSubstituted forWaddingtonat 90+4'minutes
  • 11MacLeanBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 8Todorov
  • 10Keillor-Dunn
  • 12Mitchell
  • 14Robson
  • 16McShane
  • 24Lavery
  • 27Waddington
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
6,089

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamFalkirk
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Mark Waddington replaces Zak Rudden.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Robbie Muirhead replaces Matthew Todd.

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

Foul by Davis Keillor-Dunn (Falkirk).

Attempt blocked. Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Ross MacLean (Falkirk) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Blair (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Abdul Osman (Falkirk).

Foul by Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Abdul Osman (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ciaran McKenna (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Falkirk. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 1. Davis Keillor-Dunn (Falkirk) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal following a fast break.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Attempt blocked. James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Myles Hippolyte (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Myles Hippolyte replaces Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

Attempt saved. Zak Rudden (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Nikolay Todorov (Falkirk) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jordan McGhee.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Foul by Matthew Todd (Dunfermline Athletic).

Zak Rudden (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box.

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

Foul by Davis Keillor-Dunn (Falkirk).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Paul Dixon.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Nikolay Todorov replaces Aaron Jarvis.

Delay in match James Craigen (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jackson Longridge (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Falkirk. Davis Keillor-Dunn replaces Deimantas Petravicius because of an injury.

Delay in match Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Aaron Jarvis (Falkirk) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Danny Devine (Dunfermline Athletic).

Aaron Jarvis (Falkirk) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Falkirk 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County33198654302465
2Dundee Utd3317884539659
3Ayr321481046321450
4Inverness CT32121374335849
5Dunfermline33118143236-441
6Alloa33108153648-1238
7Morton32812123043-1336
8Queen of Sth33811143940-135
9Falkirk33811143443-935
10Partick Thistle3297163649-1334
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