Scottish Cup - Third Round
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East Stirlingshire 1-4 Dunfermline

Faissal El Bakhtaoui celebrates scoring against East Stirlingshire
Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored twice against East Stirlingshire

Faissal El Bakhtaoui scored twice as Dunfermline Athletic booked their place in the Scottish Cup fourth round with a convincing win over East Stirlingshire.

The young striker met Michael Moffat's cross at the back post to slot home a deserved opener before half time.

El Bakhtaoui's second came with a right-footed strike from 15 yards.

Shaun Byrne' fine run and shot extended the lead before Dave Greenhill's stunning 25-yard reply, but Ross Millen restored the gap from with a penalty.

The result reflected the respective league positions, with Shire struggling towards the bottom of League Two and the Pars second top in the division above.

Line-ups

East Stirlingshire

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Barnard
  • 2GreeneBooked at 83mins
  • 5TownsleyBooked at 60mins
  • 4BolochoweckyjBooked at 32mins
  • 3Kinnaird
  • 7Kay
  • 8McCabe
  • 6MacGregorBooked at 50minsSubstituted forBrisbaneat 62'minutes
  • 11Greenhill
  • 10McKenna
  • 9TahinSubstituted forBrennanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Vidler
  • 14Brisbane
  • 15Shields
  • 16Gilmour
  • 17Quinn
  • 18Brennan
  • 19Deans

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Scully
  • 2Millen
  • 5Buchanan
  • 4Urquhart
  • 3Whittle
  • 11Byrne
  • 8Spence
  • 6Geggan
  • 10ForbesSubstituted forThomsonat 77'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forUgwuat 73'minutes
  • 7El-BakhtaouiSubstituted forThomasat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Thomson
  • 14Stirling
  • 15Smith
  • 16Ugwu
  • 17Williamson
  • 18Thomas
  • 20Goodfellow
Referee:
Alan Muir
Attendance:
991

Match Stats

Home TeamEast StirlingshireAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Spence (Dunfermline Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Andrew Kay (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

  7. Booking

    Connor Greene (East Stirling) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Connor Greene (East Stirling) after a foul in the penalty area.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Urquhart (Dunfermline Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Paul Brennan (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Neil McCabe (East Stirling).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic).

  16. Post update

    Chris Townsley (East Stirling) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! East Stirling 1, Dunfermline Athletic 3. David Greenhill (East Stirling) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Thomson replaces Ross Forbes.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Neil McCabe (East Stirling) because of an injury.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! East Stirling 0, Dunfermline Athletic 3. Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stuart Urquhart.