Scottish League One
Forfar0Dunfermline4

Forfar Ath 0-4 Dunfermline Ath

Joe Cardle scored a hat-trick to fire Dunfermline to the top of League One after a comfortable win over previous leaders Forfar.

Cardle swept Michael Paton's cross from the right past Rab Douglas.

And he doubled the advantage when his shot squeezed past Douglas.

Cardle missed a penalty, but made up for it when he converted a Faissal El Bakhtaoui pass, before Andy Geggan wrapped up victory when he headed home Ryan Wallace's corner.

Line-ups

Forfar

  • 1DouglasBooked at 64mins
  • 2BlackSubstituted forDunlopat 67'minutes
  • 4TravisBooked at 52mins
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forHayat 67'minutes
  • 6Young
  • 8HodgeBooked at 61mins
  • 11Denholm
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forFotheringhamat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 10Allan

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Dunlop
  • 15Smith
  • 16Yates
  • 17Hay
  • 18Clark
  • 21King

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4FordyceBooked at 88mins
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 83mins
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forWallaceat 72'minutes
  • 6Geggan
  • 8FalkinghamSubstituted forByrneat 78'minutes
  • 11CardleBooked at 69minsSubstituted forHopkirkat 75'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Thomas
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17Rooney
  • 18Potter
  • 21Hutton
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,618

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away23
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Wallace with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

Attempt saved. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

Attempt missed. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Bryan Hodge (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Callum Fordyce (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Dunfermline Athletic).

Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Bryan Hodge (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic).

Attempt missed. Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Josh Falkingham.

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

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Joe Cardle.

Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Allan (Forfar Athletic).

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Martin Fotheringham (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Derek Young (Forfar Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Martin Fotheringham replaces Chris Templeman.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Michael Paton.

Goal!

Goal! Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Moffat.

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Iain Campbell.

Substitution

Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Michael Dunlop replaces Andrew Black.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline54012151612
2Forfar5311117410
3Ayr5311119210
4Airdrieonians53027619
5Peterhead52219548
6Albion52127707
7Stenhousemuir52121114-37
8Stranraer5203510-56
9Cowdenbeath5104716-93
10Brechin5005414-100
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