Scottish League Cup - First Round
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Dunfermline Athletic 5-1 Cowdenbeath

Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Shaun Byrne both grabbed doubles as Dunfermline Athletic hammered 10-man neighbours Cowdenbeath in the League Cup.

El Bakhtaoui fired home Joe Cardle's cut-back in the 49th minute.

Byrne found the back of the net with a long-range effort, but Greig Spence set up Declan Hughes replied for Cowden.

Goalkeeper Michael Andrews was sent off as he conceded a penalty netted by Ryan Wallace before a Byrne header and El Bakhtaoui final-minute fifth.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Williamson
  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Martin
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8ByrneSubstituted forFalkinghamat 79'minutes
  • 11CardleSubstituted forHopkirkat 77'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forWallaceat 66'minutes
  • 10El-Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Spence
  • 14Falkingham
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17Thomas
  • 18Potter
  • 20Hutton

Cowdenbeath

  • 1AndrewsBooked at 72mins
  • 2Brett
  • 4Armstrong
  • 5Donaldson
  • 3Yaqub
  • 7OrrittSubstituted forKaneat 24'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 6Milne
  • 8Hughes
  • 11JohnstonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSneddonat 73'minutes
  • 9Spence
  • 10ArmstrongSubstituted forNishat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Kane
  • 14Adamson
  • 15Miller
  • 16Scullion
  • 17Sneddon
  • 18Nish
  • 19Callaghan
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
2,756

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 5, Cowdenbeath 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 5, Cowdenbeath 1.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 5, Cowdenbeath 1. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dean Brett.

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Attempt saved. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic).

Mo Yaqub (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dean Brett.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dean Brett.

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

Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

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

Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Falkingham replaces Shaun Byrne.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 4, Cowdenbeath 1. Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Paton.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Joe Cardle.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Cowdenbeath 1. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jamie Sneddon replaces Craig Johnston.

Dismissal

Michael Andrews (Cowdenbeath) is shown the red card.

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

Penalty conceded by Michael Andrews (Cowdenbeath) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Chris Kane.

Booking

Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Michael Moffat.

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

Foul by Chris Kane (Cowdenbeath).

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

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

Foul by Craig Johnston (Cowdenbeath).

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Cowdenbeath).

Foul by Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Mo Yaqub (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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