Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1.
Dunfermline moved to the top of League One with victory over Brechin.
The Pars took a deserved lead in the 34th minute, when Joe Cardle's through ball found El Bakhtaoui, who fired a low shot under Graeme Smith.
Lewis Martin teed up Michael Paton to stab home from close range to make it 2-0, before Isaac Layne's header brought Brechin back into the match.
Substitute David Hopkirk restored Dunfermline's two-goal advantage to send the Pars top of the table.
- 11CardleSubstituted forHopkirkat 70'minutes
- 9MoffatSubstituted forWallaceat 71'minutes
- 10El BakhtaouiBooked at 51minsSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 78'minutes
- 5DodsBooked at 83mins
- 6FuscoSubstituted forSmithat 59'minutes
- 11ThomsonSubstituted forShieldsat 75'minutes
- 9JacksonSubstituted forMontgomeryat 82'minutes
- Colin Steven
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1.
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by David Hopkirk.
Attempt blocked. Darren Dods (Brechin City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.
Foul by Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic).
James Dale (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Jamie Montgomery (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).
Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Marc McAusland.
Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic).
Euan Smith (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Euan Smith (Brechin City).
Darren Dods (Brechin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Mickael Antoine-Curier (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Darren Dods (Brechin City).
Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces Andy Jackson.
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Faissal El Bakhtaoui.
Substitution, Brechin City. Dene Shields replaces Robert Thomson.