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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Airdrieonians 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 0, Airdrieonians 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Ferguson.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Liam Watt (Airdrieonians).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Airdrieonians. Scott Stewart replaces Hugo Faria.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Ferguson.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Hugo Faria.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Faissal El Bakhtaoui (Dunfermline Athletic).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by David Ferguson.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by David Cox (Airdrieonians).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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