Scottish League One
ForfarForfar Athletic0DunfermlineDunfermline4

Forfar Ath 0-4 Dunfermline Ath

Joe Cardle scored a hat-trick to fire Dunfermline to the top of League One after a comfortable win over previous leaders Forfar.

Cardle swept Michael Paton's cross from the right past Rab Douglas.

And he doubled the advantage when his shot squeezed past Douglas.

Cardle missed a penalty, but made up for it when he converted a Faissal El Bakhtaoui pass, before Andy Geggan wrapped up victory when he headed home Ryan Wallace's corner.

Line-ups

Forfar

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1DouglasBooked at 64mins
  • 2BlackSubstituted forDunlopat 67'minutes
  • 4TravisBooked at 52mins
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Campbell
  • 7KaderSubstituted forHayat 67'minutes
  • 6Young
  • 8HodgeBooked at 61mins
  • 11Denholm
  • 9TemplemanSubstituted forFotheringhamat 72'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 10Allan

Substitutes

  • 12Fotheringham
  • 14Dunlop
  • 15Smith
  • 16Yates
  • 17Hay
  • 18Clark
  • 21King

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4FordyceBooked at 88mins
  • 5Richards-EvertonBooked at 83mins
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forWallaceat 72'minutes
  • 6Geggan
  • 8FalkinghamSubstituted forByrneat 78'minutes
  • 11CardleBooked at 69minsSubstituted forHopkirkat 75'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Thomas
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17Rooney
  • 18Potter
  • 21Hutton
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
1,618

Match Stats

Home TeamForfarAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home7
Away23
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home0
Away10
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Forfar Athletic 0, Dunfermline Athletic 4. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the left side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Wallace with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Rab Douglas.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Michael Dunlop.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bryan Hodge (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Booking

    Callum Fordyce (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Callum Fordyce (Dunfermline Athletic).

  11. Post update

    Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

  14. Post update

    Michael Travis (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bryan Hodge (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  16. Booking

    Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic).

  18. Post update

    Kerr Hay (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Danny Denholm (Forfar Athletic).