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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stirling Albion 0, Dunfermline Athletic 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Graham Weir (Stirling Albion).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Stuart Urquhart.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Sorel Chemin (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Craig Wedderburn (Stirling Albion).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Sorel Chemin replaces Ross Forbes.

  17. 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.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

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