Scottish League One
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Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Stenhousemuir

Shaun Rooney hit the only goal of the game as Dunfermline stretched their lead at the top of League One to six points with a win over Stenhousemuir.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui, Stuart Malcolm and Josh Falkingham all went close for the Pars in the first half.

David Hopkirk headed narrowly wide for Dunfermline after the break.

Rooney finally broke the deadlock when he got on the end of Joe Cardle's low cross to fire home from close range and secure all three points.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2Geggan
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 4McAuslandSubstituted forRooneyat 45'minutes
  • 3Talbot
  • 7PatonSubstituted forWallaceat 66'minutes
  • 6FalkinghamBooked at 56mins
  • 8Byrne
  • 9MoffatSubstituted forCardleat 41'minutes
  • 10El Bakhtaoui
  • 11Hopkirk

Substitutes

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

Stenhousemuir

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Gould
  • 2McCormackBooked at 74mins
  • 4Malcolm
  • 5Meechan
  • 3PatersonBooked at 70mins
  • 7Gilhaney
  • 9Monaghan
  • 6RobertsonSubstituted forCookat 83'minutes
  • 8Millar
  • 11MarenghiSubstituted forSmallat 83'minutes
  • 10ScotlandSubstituted forMcMenaminat 13'minutesBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 12Murray
  • 14Cook
  • 15Stirling
  • 16Mazana-Martinez
  • 17Barclay
  • 18McMenamin
  • 19Small
Referee:
George Salmond
Attendance:
2,952

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamStenhousemuir
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stenhousemuir 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Gilhaney (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  5. Post update

    Hand ball by Stuart Malcolm (Stenhousemuir).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Cook (Stenhousemuir) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joe Cardle (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Lewis Small replaces Anthony Marenghi because of an injury.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Stenhousemuir. Alan Cook replaces Jon Robertson.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Meechan (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by David Hopkirk.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Stenhousemuir. Conceded by Ben Richards-Everton.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Dunfermline Athletic 1, Stenhousemuir 0. Shaun Rooney (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Wallace.

  16. Booking

    Colin McMenamin (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross Meechan (Stenhousemuir) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom right corner.

  18. Booking

    Jamie McCormack (Stenhousemuir) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McCormack (Stenhousemuir).