Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 3-1 Brechin City

Dunfermlinea€™s Fayssal El-Bakhtaoui knocks in the opening goal at East End Park

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.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Martin
  • 4McAusland
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3Talbot
  • 7Paton
  • 8Byrne
  • 6Falkingham
  • 11CardleSubstituted forHopkirkat 70'minutes
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forWallaceat 71'minutes
  • 10El BakhtaouiBooked at 51minsSubstituted forAntoine-Curierat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Spence
  • 14Rooney
  • 15Hopkirk
  • 16Wallace
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Antoine-Curier
  • 20Hutton

Brechin

  • 1Smith
  • 2McLean
  • 4McCormack
  • 5DodsBooked at 83mins
  • 3Tiffoney
  • 7Weatherston
  • 6FuscoSubstituted forSmithat 59'minutes
  • 8Dale
  • 11ThomsonSubstituted forShieldsat 75'minutes
  • 9JacksonSubstituted forMontgomeryat 82'minutes
  • 10Layne

Substitutes

  • 12Montgomery
  • 14Johnston
  • 15Smith
  • 16Shields
  • 21O'Neil
Referee:
Colin Steven
Attendance:
2,361

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamBrechin
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home16
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1.

Full Time

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).

Booking

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

Substitution, Brechin City. Jamie Montgomery replaces Andy Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Mickael Antoine-Curier replaces Faissal El Bakhtaoui.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Dene Shields replaces Robert Thomson.

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 3, Brechin City 1. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces Michael Moffat.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. David Hopkirk replaces Joe Cardle.

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

Foul by James Dale (Brechin City).

Goal!

Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 2, Brechin City 1. Isaac Layne (Brechin City) header from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Darren Dods following a set piece situation.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Paul McLean (Brechin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jason Talbot (Dunfermline Athletic).

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

Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Dods (Brechin City).

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Sean Murdoch.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Tiffoney (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Brechin City. Euan Smith replaces Gary Fusco.

Corner, Brechin City. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

Attempt missed. Isaac Layne (Brechin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Graeme Smith.

Attempt saved. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline16104243103334
2Ayr15104132151734
3Albion157351717024
4Stenhousemuir156452633-722
5Airdrieonians156271721-420
6Peterhead1547429191019
7Forfar154562325-217
8Cowdenbeath154382037-1715
9Stranraer154291125-1414
10Brechin1632111531-1611
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