Scottish League Cup - First Round
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Dunfermline Athletic 5-1 Cowdenbeath

Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Shaun Byrne both grabbed doubles as Dunfermline Athletic hammered 10-man neighbours Cowdenbeath in the League Cup.

El Bakhtaoui fired home Joe Cardle's cut-back in the 49th minute.

Byrne found the back of the net with a long-range effort, but Greig Spence set up Declan Hughes replied for Cowden.

Goalkeeper Michael Andrews was sent off as he conceded a penalty netted by Ryan Wallace before a Byrne header and El Bakhtaoui final-minute fifth.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Williamson
  • 4Fordyce
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Martin
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8ByrneSubstituted forFalkinghamat 79'minutes
  • 11CardleSubstituted forHopkirkat 77'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forWallaceat 66'minutes
  • 10El-Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Spence
  • 14Falkingham
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17Thomas
  • 18Potter
  • 20Hutton

Cowdenbeath

  • 1AndrewsBooked at 72mins
  • 2Brett
  • 4Armstrong
  • 5Donaldson
  • 3Yaqub
  • 7OrrittSubstituted forKaneat 24'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 6Milne
  • 8Hughes
  • 11JohnstonBooked at 30minsSubstituted forSneddonat 73'minutes
  • 9Spence
  • 10ArmstrongSubstituted forNishat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Kane
  • 14Adamson
  • 15Miller
  • 16Scullion
  • 17Sneddon
  • 18Nish
  • 19Callaghan
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
2,756

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamCowdenbeath
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home19
Away3
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 5, Cowdenbeath 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 5, Cowdenbeath 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 5, Cowdenbeath 1. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dean Brett.

  7. Post update

    Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  9. Post update

    Foul by David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Mo Yaqub (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dean Brett.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Dean Brett.

  13. Post update

    Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

  15. Post update

    Ryan Williamson (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Greig Spence (Cowdenbeath).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Falkingham replaces Shaun Byrne.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 4, Cowdenbeath 1. Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Paton.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Joe Cardle.

  20. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Cowdenbeath 1. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.