Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Stranraer

Stranraer slipped off the top of Scottish League One after a losing to Dunfermline.

After an evenly-matched first half, the Pars took control, with Blues keeper David Mitchell saving shots from Ryan Thomson and Andy Geggan.

The deadlock was finally broken with just eight minutes remaining.

Substitute Fayssal El Bakhtaoui broke clear and coolly fired in a low drive from the edge of the box into the bottom left of Mitchell's goal.

Stranraer are now two points behind new leaders Forfar Athletic in the race for the title and automatic promotion.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Millen
  • 5Buchanan
  • 4Martin
  • 3Whittle
  • 6GrahamBooked at 76mins
  • 7ByrneSubstituted forMcAuslandat 56'minutes
  • 8Geggan
  • 11ThomsonBooked at 67mins
  • 9SmithSubstituted forEl-Bakhtaouiat 69'minutes
  • 10Moffat

Substitutes

  • 12Barrowman
  • 14Williamson
  • 15O'Kane
  • 16Hopkirk
  • 17El-Bakhtaoui
  • 18McAusland
  • 20Wilson

Stranraer

  • 1Mitchell
  • 2PettigrewBooked at 43mins
  • 4Rumsby
  • 5McKeown
  • 3Longridge
  • 7WinterBooked at 74mins
  • 6AitkenSubstituted forMcShaneat 85'minutes
  • 8Gallagher
  • 11Gibson
  • 9MalcolmSubstituted forStoneyat 78'minutes
  • 10LongworthSubstituted forStirlingat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Stirling
  • 14Robertson
  • 15Russell
  • 16McShane
  • 17Stoney
  • 18Tobin
  • 19Bell
Referee:
Mat Northcroft
Attendance:
1,951

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamStranraer
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stranraer 0.

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

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Jon McShane (Stranraer).

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

Attempt missed. Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jackson Longridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Jon McShane replaces Chris Aitken.

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Stephen Stirling replaces Jamie Longworth.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stranraer 0. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Daniel Stoney (Stranraer) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Scott Rumsby (Stranraer).

Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Stranraer. Daniel Stoney replaces Craig Malcolm.

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Finn Graham (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Sean Winter (Stranraer) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Chris Aitken (Stranraer).

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Craig Pettigrew.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Frank McKeown.

Foul by Sean Winter (Stranraer).

Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui replaces Allan Smith.

Craig Pettigrew (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Grant Gallagher (Stranraer) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Jamie Longworth (Stranraer) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Chris Aitken (Stranraer).

Kyle McAusland (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Frank McKeown (Stranraer).

Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar33196855361963
2Stranraer33187853332061
3Morton331931158391960
4Brechin331413652411155
5Airdrieonians3313101047371049
6Dunfermline33139114339448
7Peterhead33139114950-148
8Ayr3377193857-1928
9Stenhousemuir3384213655-1928
10Stirling3338223276-4417
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