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

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Rangers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Rangers 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee McCulloch (Rangers).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Alex Whittle.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Nicky Clark (Rangers).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Scott Mercer replaces Craig Dargo.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Jonathan Page replaces John Potter.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bilel Mohsni (Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Rangers. Nicky Clark replaces Dean Shiels.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Rangers. Conceded by Ryan Williamson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Steven Smith.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Craig Dargo (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  16. Booking

    Ian Black (Rangers) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ian Black (Rangers).

  19. 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.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Fraser Aird.