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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 4, Stirling Albion 0.

Full Time

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

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

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross McGeachie.

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

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dale Fulton.

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

Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andrew Geggan replaces Shaun Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Michael Moffat replaces Andy Stirling.

Substitution

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

Dismissal

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Chris Smith (Stirling Albion).

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Craig Comrie replaces Sandy Cunningham.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dale Fulton.

Foul by Allan Smith (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 4, Stirling Albion 0. Andy Stirling (Dunfermline Athletic) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

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

Foul by Steven Doris (Stirling Albion).

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ryan Scully.

Attempt saved. Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Andy Stirling (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Willie Robertson (Stirling Albion).

Foul by Andy Stirling (Dunfermline Athletic).

Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Philip Johnston (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Graham Weir replaces Gordon Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Stirling Albion. Lee Hamilton replaces David McClune.

Corner, Stirling Albion. Conceded by Ryan Scully.

Attempt saved. Gordon Smith (Stirling Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dunfermline Athletic).

Sandy Cunningham (Stirling Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Stirling Albion 0. Gozie Ugwu (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Falkingham.

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton149052415927
2Forfar147522315826
3Dunfermline147342091124
4Stranraer146622618824
5Brechin145542422220
6Peterhead145541619-320
7Ayr145181722-516
8Stenhousemuir144281723-614
9Airdrieonians143471720-313
10Stirling141581334-218
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