Scottish League One
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Brechin City 1-6 Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline opened their Scottish League One campaign by romping to victory against hosts Brechin City.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui struck the Pars' opener and Michael Moffat headed their second before Joe Cardle fired home.

El Bakhtaoui nodded another before the break and the scoring continued in the second half with a Ryan Wallace shot.

David Weatherston netted a consolation for Brechin but Josh Falkingham replied with a strike of his own for the visitors in the final minute.

Line-ups

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormack
  • 5Perry
  • 3Buchan
  • 6Molloy
  • 8Smith
  • 7Johnston
  • 11DaleSubstituted forWeatherstonat 55'minutes
  • 10ThomsonBooked at 4mins
  • 9Jackson

Substitutes

  • 12Montgomery
  • 14Weatherston
  • 15Fusco
  • 16Tiffoney
  • 21O'Neil

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Williamson
  • 4FordyceSubstituted forTalbotat 45'minutes
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Martin
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8ByrneSubstituted forWallaceat 59'minutes
  • 11Cardle
  • 9Moffat
  • 10El BakhtaouiSubstituted forFalkinghamat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Spence
  • 14Falkingham
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17Talbot
  • 18Potter
  • 20Hutton
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,214

Match Stats

Home TeamBrechinAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home7
Away23
Shots on Target
Home4
Away13
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Brechin City 1, Dunfermline Athletic 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brechin City 1, Dunfermline Athletic 6.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 1, Dunfermline Athletic 6. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Paton.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 1, Dunfermline Athletic 5. David Weatherston (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robert Thomson.

Attempt saved. Robert Thomson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic).

Craig Molloy (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

David Weatherston (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

Ross Perry (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Brechin City 0, Dunfermline Athletic 5. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Jackson (Brechin City).

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Andy Jackson (Brechin City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. David Weatherston (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Falkingham replaces Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui.

Attempt missed. Craig Molloy (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross Perry.

Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Brechin City).

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Paul McLean (Brechin City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Shaun Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. David Weatherston replaces James Dale.

Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Molloy (Brechin City).

James Dale (Brechin City).

Attempt saved. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

James Dale (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline11006153
2Albion11003033
3Stranraer11002113
4Forfar11001013
5Peterhead10102201
6Stenhousemuir10102201
7Cowdenbeath100112-10
8Airdrieonians100101-10
9Ayr100103-30
10Brechin100116-50
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