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Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Arbroath




Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 0 Arbroath

Arbroath suffered defeat tonight at East End Park going down 2-0 to Dunfermline Athletic.

James Murphy, Michael McKenna and Josh Campbell came into the Lichties side but on a cold and wet night the first half really failed to warm both set of supporters with very little action in an attacking sense.

Dunfermline came out for the second half with a sense of urgency and were soon on the attack as they shot towards their home fans in the Norrie McCathie Stand.

Former Lichtie Andy Ryan was the architect in the 59th minute as he latched onto a long ball from Paul Paton before finding Kevin Nisbet in the box who struck the ball into the bottom left hand side of the net to make it 1-0 from 16 yards.

The second goal again was set up by Paul Paton but Kevin Nisbet looked to be standing in an offside position but he was allowed to score and the flag never went up.

Bobby Linn came closest for Arbroath as he hit another long range free kick which Ryan Scully pushed past the post for an Arbroath corner kick.

After an even first half, Dunfermline took the game to the Lichties and deserved the 3 points.

With results elsewhere going in Arbroath’s favour they remain in 5th place in the Championship.

Arbroath will regroup as they welcome Alloa Athletic to Gayfield on Saturday.

C’mon the Lichties

Half Time Stats

Possession – Dunfermline Athletic 50% – 50% Arbroath
Total Shots – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 2 Arbroath
On Target – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 0 Arbroath
Off Target – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 2 Arbroath
Blocked – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Arbroath
Corners – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 1 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 10 Arbroath

Full Time Stats

Possession – Dunfermline Athletic 49% – 51% Arbroath
Total Shots – Dunfermline Athletic 12 – 2 Arbroath
On Target – Dunfermline Athletic 7 – 0 Arbroath
Off Target – Dunfermline Athletic 4 – 2 Arbroath
Blocked – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Arbroath
Corners – Dunfermline Athletic 5 – 3 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Dunfermline Athletic 4 – 17 Arbroath

Dunfermline Athletic

1 – Ryan Scully (GK)
2 – Aaron Comrie
6 – Lee Ashcroft
4 – Lewis Martin
24 – Josh Edwards
11 – Ryan Dow (Cochrane 87)
21 – Paul Paton (c)
12 – Kyle Turner
38 – Greg Kiltie
10 – Andy Ryan (Beading 75)
15 – Kevin Nisbet (McGill 90+3)

Substitutes

8 – Tom Beadling – 10; 75th
9 – Gabby McGill – 15; 90+3
14 – Danny Devine
2 – Josh Coley
23 – Harry Cochrane – 11; 87th
39 – Miller Fenton
20 – Cammy Gill (GK)

Goals – Nisbet 59, 78

Yellow Card – Ashcroft 22

Arbroath

21 – Derek Gaston
2 – Jason Thomson (Stirling 77)
3 – Colin Hamilton
4 – Ricky Little

5 – Thomas O’Brien (c)
8 – Michael McKenna
18 – James Murphy
15 – Luke Donnelly (Spence 65)
20 – Josh Campbell
22 – Miko Virtanen (Doris 66)
11 – Bobby Linn

Substitutes

6 – Mark Whatley
7 – David Gold
9 – Steven Doris – 22; 66th
12 – Omar Kader
14 – Greig Spence – 15; 65th
19 – Ben Stirling – 2; 77th
1 – Darren Jamieson (GK)

Yellow Cards – O’Brien 22, Virtanen 33, Thomson 77, McKenna 84

Attendance 3488

Officials;
Referee; John McKendrick
Assistant Referee 1; Graham McNeillie
Assistant Referee 2; Craig Ferguson


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