Scottish League One
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Dunfermline 0-1 Airdrieonians

League One leaders Dunfermline slumped to a surprise defeat at home as Jamie Bain struck for Airdrieonians.

Bain slammed in a low cross from David Cox after 30 minutes after the visitors had absorbed some heavy pressure.

Michael Paton went close with a free-kick for the Pars, while Michael Moffat miscued in front of goal.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui messed up a close range header and the hosts' top scorer was inches away with a shot late in the game as Airdrie held on for victory.

Airdrie, who were stubborn in defence and well organised throughout, move up two places to fourth in the table.

Dunfermline, who had not lost in the league since mid-September, will have their lead cut to four points if nearest challengers Ayr United beat Stenhousemuir on Saturday.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

  • 1Murdoch
  • 2RooneySubstituted forMcCabeat 81'minutes
  • 4McKay
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 3TalbotBooked at 46mins
  • 7Paton
  • 6Geggan
  • 8FalkinghamSubstituted forByrneat 75'minutes
  • 11HopkirkSubstituted forWallaceat 70'minutes
  • 9Moffat
  • 10El Bakhtaoui

Substitutes

  • 12Potter
  • 14Byrne
  • 15Crossan
  • 16Wallace
  • 17McCabe
  • 18Horne
  • 20Hutton

Airdrieonians

  • 1Parry
  • 2Ferguson
  • 5Crighton
  • 6Lithgow
  • 3MacDonaldSubstituted forO'Neilat 67'minutes
  • 7Bain
  • 8da Encarnação Pires FariaBooked at 49minsSubstituted forStewartat 90+3'minutes
  • 4FitzpatrickBooked at 62mins
  • 10Watt
  • 9ListerSubstituted forMackinat 77'minutes
  • 11Cox

Substitutes

  • 12O'Neil
  • 14Brown
  • 15Stewart
  • 16Cadden
  • 17Ferguson
  • 18Mackin
  • 19Prunty
Referee:
Don Robertson
Attendance:
2,545

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamAirdrieonians
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home25
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home13
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Airdrieonians 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Airdrieonians 1.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Ferguson.

Michael Moffat (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Scott Stewart replaces Hugo Faria.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Ferguson.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Hugo Faria.

Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

Hugo Faria (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Rhys McCabe (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Ferguson.

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by David Cox (Airdrieonians).

Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic).

Marc Fitzpatrick (Airdrieonians) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. David Cox (Airdrieonians) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ben Richards-Everton (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Jamie Bain.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Rhys McCabe replaces Shaun Rooney.

Attempt missed. Alan Lithgow (Airdrieonians) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Airdrieonians. Conceded by Andrew Geggan.

Attempt blocked. Dylan Mackin (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Michael Paton (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Dylan Mackin replaces Jim Lister.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Shaun Byrne replaces Josh Falkingham.

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

Foul by Jim Lister (Airdrieonians).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Wallace replaces David Hopkirk.

Attempt missed. Marc Fitzpatrick (Airdrieonians) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Airdrieonians. Chris O'Neil replaces Kieran MacDonald because of an injury.

Attempt missed. David Hopkirk (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alan Lithgow (Airdrieonians).

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

Booking

Marc Fitzpatrick (Airdrieonians) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline22145352153747
2Ayr21124540271340
3Peterhead2299448252336
4Airdrieonians2293102934-530
5Albion198472123-228
6Stenhousemuir218493044-1428
7Cowdenbeath2073102943-1424
8Stranraer2172122136-1523
9Forfar2046102634-818
10Brechin2044122237-1516
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