Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Rangers

Champions Rangers completed their Scottish League One season unbeaten but had to settle for a draw against second-top Dunfermline Athletic.

Dean Shiels put the visitors ahead with a rebound strike after Nicky Law had been denied by goalkeeper Ryan Goodfellow.

But Lewis Martin's header from Alex Whittle's corner levelled matters.

The Pars' Kerr Young and Rangers' Ian Black came close in the closing stages, but there was to be no winner.

Dean Shiels celebrates after scoring for Rangers against Dunfermline
Shiels fired Rangers ahead early in the second half

Dunfermline head into the promotion play-off semi-finals, where they will take on Stranraer over two legs, with the Pars travelling south for the first leg on Wednesday.

It was Ally McCoist's side who came closest in a quiet first half at East End Park, with Bilel Mohsni heading against the crossbar after Lee McCulloch had earlier drawn a save from Goodfellow.

The second half was less than a minute old when Rangers took the lead with Shiels on hand to convert following Law's saved strike.

Law then netted from Arnold Peralta's cross but an offside flag frustrated the visitors.

And Jim Jefferies' men were level when Martin rose well to nod home Whittle's delivery.

Young almost put the home side ahead when his header crept wide.

And Black came even closer to netting a decided when his shot deflected off John Potter and onto the post, with Rangers recording only their third draw of the season and their first away from home.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Goodfellow
  • 2Williamson
  • 3Whittle
  • 4Martin
  • 6PotterSubstituted forPageat 81'minutes
  • 5Young
  • 7GrahamBooked at 38minsSubstituted forHusbandat 63'minutes
  • 8Byrne
  • 10DargoSubstituted forMercerat 82'minutes
  • 9Smith
  • 11Spence

Substitutes

  • 12Millen
  • 14Husband
  • 15Page
  • 16O'Kane
  • 17Mercer
  • 18Thomas
  • 20Wilson

Rangers

  • 1Bell
  • 6Faure
  • 5Smith
  • 8BlackBooked at 73mins
  • 2McCulloch
  • 3Mohsni
  • 4Aird
  • 7Peralta SosaSubstituted forLittleat 69'minutes
  • 9Daly
  • 10ShielsSubstituted forClarkat 80'minutes
  • 11Law

Substitutes

  • 12Clark
  • 14Little
  • 15Murdoch
  • 16Simonsen
  • 17Hutton
  • 18Crawford
  • 19Sinnamon
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
7,605

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamRangers
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home3
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Rangers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Rangers 1.
Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Alex Whittle.
Hand ball by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Scott Mercer replaces Craig Dargo.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Jonathan Page replaces John Potter.
Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Rangers. Nicky Clark replaces Dean Shiels.
Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Smith.
Attempt missed. Craig Dargo (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Ian Black (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Rangers 1. Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Whittle.
Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Rangers36333088102
2Dunfermline36196111463
3Stranraer3614913051
4Ayr3614715-149
5Stenhousemuir36121212-948
6Airdrieonians3612915-1045
7Forfar3612717-743
8Brechin3612618-1442
9East Fife369522-3832
10Arbroath369423-2331
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