Scottish Cup - Third Round
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East Stirlingshire 1-4 Dunfermline

Faissal El Bakhtaoui celebrates scoring against East Stirlingshire
Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored twice against East Stirlingshire

Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored twice as Dunfermline Athletic booked their place in the Scottish Cup fourth round with a convincing win over East Stirlingshire.

The young striker met Michael Moffat's cross at the back post to slot home a deserved opener before half time.

El Bakhtaoui's second came with a right-footed strike from 15 yards.

Shaun Byrne' fine run and shot extended the lead before Dave Greenhill's stunning 25-yard reply, but Ross Millen restored the gap from with a penalty.

The result reflected the respective league positions, with Shire struggling towards the bottom of League Two and the Pars second top in the division above.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

  • 1Barnard
  • 2GreeneBooked at 83mins
  • 5TownsleyBooked at 60mins
  • 4BolochoweckyjBooked at 32mins
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 7Kay
  • 8McCabe
  • 6MacGregorBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBrisbaneat 62'minutes
  • 11Greenhill
  • 10McKenna
  • 9TahinSubstituted forBrennanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vidler
  • 14Brisbane
  • 15Shields
  • 16Gilmour
  • 17Quinn
  • 18Brennan
  • 19Deans

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Millen
  • 5Buchanan
  • 4Urquhart
  • 3Whittle
  • 11Byrne
  • 8Spence
  • 6Geggan
  • 10ForbesSubstituted forThomsonat 77'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forUgwuat 73'minutes
  • 7El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forThomasat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Thomson
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Smith
  • 16Ugwu
  • 17Williamson
  • 18Thomas
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
991

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

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

Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Booking

Connor Greene (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Thomson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Connor Greene (East Stirling) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Stuart Urquhart (Dunfermline Athletic).

Paul Brennan (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic).

Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 3. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Thomson replaces Ross Forbes.

Delay in match Neil McCabe (East Stirling) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 0, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Urquhart.

Foul by Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic).

Connor Greene (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Chris Townsley.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gozie Ugwu replaces Michael Moffat.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. James Thomas replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Paul Brennan replaces Guy Tahin.

Attempt missed. David McKenna (East Stirling) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. David Greenhill (East Stirling) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, East Stirling. Conceded by Lewis Spence.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic).

Steven Brisbane (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).

David Greenhill (East Stirling) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, East Stirling. Steven Brisbane replaces Graeme MacGregor.

Goal!

Goal! East Stirling 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shaun Byrne.

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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