Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 3-0 Albion Rovers

Dunfermline cemented their place in the top two of League One with a convincing win at home to Albion.

The Wee Rovers made the early running, and Marc McAusland cleared an Andy Barrowman header off the line.

However, Joe Cardle beat Ross Stewart with a clinical finish before Rhys McCabe doubled the lead with a speculative long-range effort from 30 yards.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui side-footed in a third for the Pars.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2RooneySubstituted forWallaceat 82'minutes
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Talbot
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8McCabe
  • 11CardleSubstituted forHopkirkat 64'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 45'minutes
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Wallace
  • 14Antoine-Curier
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Byrne
  • 17Spence
  • 18Potter
  • 20Hutton

Albion

  • 1Stewart
  • 2Talu
  • 5Dunlop
  • 6Dunlop
  • 3TurnbullBooked at 71mins
  • 7Mullin
  • 4FisherSubstituted forYoungat 84'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8DavidsonBooked at 61mins
  • 11LoveSubstituted forMcBrideat 67'minutes
  • 10WillisSubstituted forFerryat 85'minutes
  • 9Barrowman

Substitutes

  • 12Ferry
  • 14Young
  • 15McBride
  • 16McRobbie
  • 17Lochhead
  • 18Gemmell
Referee:
Mike Roncone
Attendance:
3,086

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAlbion
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Albion Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Albion Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  4. Post update

    Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Darren Young (Albion Rovers) for dangerous play.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Darren Young (Albion Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

  8. Booking

    Darren Young (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Darren Young (Albion Rovers).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Albion Rovers. Mark Ferry replaces Paul Willis.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Albion Rovers. Darren Young replaces Gary Fisher.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Shaun Rooney because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Ross Dunlop.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Willis (Albion Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Albion Rovers 0. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

  18. Post update

    David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers).

  20. Booking

    Kyle Turnbull (Albion Rovers) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr962121111020
2Dunfermline96123082219
3Forfar94231713414
4Airdrieonians94141211113
5Albion94141113-213
6Stranraer9405813-512
7Peterhead92521613311
8Stenhousemuir93241423-911
9Brechin92161120-97
10Cowdenbeath92161126-157
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