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.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Arbroath

  • 01 Morrison
  • 02 Travis Booked
  • 03 Hamilton
  • 04 Nicoll Booked
  • 05 McGeever
  • 06 Keddie Booked
  • 07 Linn
  • 10 Cook (Banjo - 79' )
  • 09 Deuchar (Mcintosh - 73' )
  • 08 McManus
  • 11 Sheerin Booked (Chisholm - 76' )

Substitutes

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

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 02 Millen
  • 03 Grainger
  • 10 Falkingham Booked
  • 04 Page
  • 05 Morris
  • 07 Forbes Booked (Spence - 68' )
  • 06 Geggan
  • 08 Husband (Byrne - 69' )
  • 09 El-Bakhtaoui (Wallace - 78' )
  • 11 Thomson

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Shots

9 5

On target

5 5

Corners

6 2

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

90:00 +5:24 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

90:00 +4:50 Booking

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

90:00 +4:31 Booking

Booking Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +4:25

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

90:00 +4:25

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:21

Attempt saved. Ryan McGeever (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:38

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Jonathan Page.

87:42

Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:42

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

87:02

Paul McManus (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:02

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

86:38

Foul by Ross Chisholm (Arbroath).

86:38

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:39

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

85:39

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

83:13 Booking

Booking Michael Travis (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

83:00

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82:22

Foul by Michael Travis (Arbroath).

80:44

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

78:50 Goal scored

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.

78:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. David Banjo replaces Alan Cook.

77:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

77:11

Foul by Kevin Nicoll (Arbroath).

77:11

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Ross Chisholm replaces Paul Sheerin.

74:40

Michael Travis (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:40

Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

72:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Arbroath. Leighton Mcintosh replaces Kenny Deuchar.

68:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Stephen Husband.

67:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Spence replaces Ross Forbes.

63:54

Attempt saved. Alan Cook (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

63:08

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Callum Morris.

60:01

Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

59:40

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Millen.

59:17

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Ross Millen.

58:00

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:58

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

56:08

Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

55:01 Goal scored

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.

54:37

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Daniel Grainger.

45:00

Second Half begins Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1.

45:00 +0:42

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

43:07

(Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:07

Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).

42:26

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

39:24 Booking

Booking Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

39:08

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the left wing.

39:08

Foul by Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic).

37:12 Booking

Booking Paul Sheerin (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

37:04

Foul by Paul Sheerin (Arbroath).

37:04

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

34:58 Booking

Booking Alex Keddie (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

33:48

Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:48

Foul by Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic).

31:46

Foul by Paul McManus (Arbroath).

31:46

Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:28

Attempt saved. Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:09

Attempt blocked. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

22:20

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Callum Morris.

21:23

Attempt saved. Kenny Deuchar (Arbroath) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

19:53

Attempt saved. Paul McManus (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

13:36 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

8:43

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ryan McGeever.

8:32

Foul by Alex Keddie (Arbroath).

8:32

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

6:54

Bobby Linn (Arbroath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:54

Foul by Daniel Grainger (Dunfermline Athletic).

5:44

Attempt blocked. Alan Cook (Arbroath) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

4:18

Alan Cook (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:18

Foul by Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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