Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 4-0 Stirling Albion

Gozie Ugwu hit a hat-trick as Dunfermline ended a run of four League One games without a win.

The Pars were in front after five minutes when Ugwu headed in from a free-kick and the striker then fired home a shot which went in off the post.

Good work from Joshua Falkingham set up Ugwu's third goal on the hour.

Andy Stirling's free-kick stretched the home side's lead before Stirling Albion's Willie Robertson was sent off for a late lunge.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Scully
  • 2Williamson
  • 5Buchanan
  • 4Martin
  • 3Whittle
  • 6ByrneSubstituted forGegganat 82'minutes
  • 10Falkingham
  • 8Thomson
  • 11StirlingSubstituted forMoffatat 82'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 9UgwuSubstituted forEl-Bakhtaouiat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Geggan
  • 14Moffat
  • 15Urquhart
  • 16Forbes
  • 17El-Bakhtaoui
  • 18Millen
  • 20Goodfellow

Stirling

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Reidford
  • 2McCluneSubstituted forHamiltonat 64'minutes
  • 5McGeachie
  • 6SmithBooked at 78mins
  • 3Forsyth
  • 7Johnston
  • 8Fulton
  • 4RobertsonBooked at 80mins
  • 11CunninghamSubstituted forComrieat 75'minutes
  • 10SmithBooked at 30minsSubstituted forWeirat 64'minutes
  • 9Doris

Substitutes

  • 12Weir
  • 14Wedderburn
  • 15Hamilton
  • 16Smith
  • 17Paterson
  • 18Creaney
  • 19Comrie
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
2,451

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamStirling
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home9
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home19
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 4, Stirling Albion 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 4, Stirling Albion 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Ryan Williamson went off injured after Dunfermline Athletic had used all subs.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dale Fulton.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andrew Geggan replaces Shaun Byrne.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Moffat replaces Andy Stirling.

  14. Substitution

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

  15. Dismissal

    Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

    Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Comrie replaces Sandy Cunningham.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dale Fulton.