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Stirling Albion 0-2 Dunfermline Athletic

Two goals in the last 10 minutes from Shaun Byrne and Faissal El Bakhtaoui gave Dunfermline victory away at struggling Stirling.

The strikes were just reward for the Pars' second-half dominance, after Albion had held their own in a first half of few clear-cut chances.

Gozie Ugwu wasted the best chance of the game in the second half when he headed over as Dunfermline searched for a fifth win in six league games.

But they had to wait until the 80th minute for Byrne to finally put them in the lead with a low strike from the right-hand side of the area.

Stirling's Craig Wedderburn was sent off for two bookable offences, before substitute El Bakhtaoui hammered home from inside the area deep into stoppage time to seal the points.

Line-ups

Stirling

  • 1Reidford
  • 2HamiltonSubstituted forMcGeachieat 45'minutes
  • 6SmithBooked at 53mins
  • 5WedderburnBooked at 84mins
  • 3Creaney
  • 7Doris
  • 8RobertsonSubstituted forSmithat 77'minutes
  • 10Cunningham
  • 4McCluneBooked at 17mins
  • 11WeirBooked at 90mins
  • 9CoultSubstituted forSmithat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 14Smith
  • 15Smith
  • 16Fulton
  • 17Paterson
  • 18McGeachie
  • 19Forsyth

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 4Urquhart
  • 5Buchanan
  • 3Millen
  • 7StirlingSubstituted forSpenceat 71'minutes
  • 8Byrne
  • 6ForbesSubstituted forCheminat 81'minutes
  • 11UgwuSubstituted forEl-Bakhtaouiat 63'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 10Falkingham

Substitutes

  • 12Whittle
  • 14El-Bakhtaoui
  • 15Spence
  • 16Drummond
  • 17Graham
  • 18Chemin
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Andrew Dallas
Attendance:
1,623

Match Stats

Home TeamStirlingAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stirling Albion 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shaun Byrne.

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

Booking

Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Stuart Urquhart.

Foul by Sorel Chemin (Dunfermline Athletic).

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Sorel Chemin replaces Ross Forbes.

Goal!

Goal! Stirling Albion 0, Dunfermline Athletic 1. Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Moffat.

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Darren L. Smith replaces Willie Robertson.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by James Creaney.

Booking

Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Lewis Spence replaces Andy Stirling.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Craig Wedderburn.

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Graham Weir (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui replaces Gozie Ugwu.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Gordon Smith replaces Lewis Coult.

Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt missed. Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

Ross McGeachie (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Stirling (Dunfermline Athletic).

Booking

Chris Smith (Stirling Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Ross Forbes (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Chris Smith.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forfar8521149517
2Dunfermline8512135816
3Ayr84131311213
4Brechin83321511412
5Morton84041412212
6Peterhead832388011
7Stranraer82421314-110
8Stenhousemuir82241013-38
9Stirling8134919-106
10Airdrieonians8125815-75
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