Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 3-2 Stranraer

Lawrence Shankland scored the winning goal on his debut as 10-man Dunfermline came from behind to beat fellow play-off hopefuls Stranraer.

The visitors took the lead when Steven Bell headed past Ryan Scully.

Ryan Thomson nodded Dunfermline level before Frank McKeown put the Blues back in front after the break.

Shaun Byrne found the top corner to equalise for the Pars, then Shankland secured the win before midfielder Faissal El Bakhtaoui saw red.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Drummond
  • 6Geggan
  • 5Young
  • 4Martin
  • 7Byrne
  • 10Falkingham
  • 11ThomsonSubstituted forShanklandat 63'minutes
  • 9WallaceSubstituted forHusbandat 80'minutes
  • 8El-BakhtaouiBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 12Husband
  • 14Moore
  • 15Kane
  • 16Smith
  • 17Shankland
  • 18Millen
  • 20Goodfellow

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2Robertson
  • 3Docherty
  • 6BellBooked at 86mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeownBooked at 90mins
  • 7Winter
  • 8GallagherBooked at 19minsSubstituted forTrialistat 81'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 10Longworth
  • 9GrehanSubstituted forMcKennaat 71'minutes
  • 11Stirling

Substitutes

  • 12McKenna
  • 14McGregor
  • 15Kinnaird
  • 16Borris
  • 17Trialist
  • 20Fahey
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
2,952

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stranraer 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stranraer 2.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Steven Bell (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

Booking

Frank McKeown (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Kerr Young (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

Booking

Trialist (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Trialist (Stranraer).

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

Foul by Andrew Stirling (Stranraer).

Booking

Steven Bell (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the red card for fighting.

Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steven Bell (Stranraer).

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Trialist replaces Grant Gallagher.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Stephen Husband replaces Ryan Wallace.

Attempt saved. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

Andrew Stirling (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stranraer 2. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stranraer. Conceded by Shaun Byrne.

Attempt missed. Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. David McKenna replaces Martin Grehan.

Attempt missed. Lawrence Shankland (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Grant Gallagher (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Ross Drummond (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Grehan (Stranraer).

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lawrence Shankland replaces Ryan Thomson because of an injury.

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

Foul by Mark Docherty (Stranraer).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers2019106986158
2Dunfermline20132545341141
3Stranraer19103637271033
4Ayr209563535032
5Forfar197483127425
6Stenhousemuir207492941-1225
7Brechin2064103041-1122
8East Fife2062121738-2120
9Arbroath2042142645-1914
10Airdrieonians2033142245-2312
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