Scottish Championship
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Dunfermline Athletic 1-0 Livingston

Lee Ashcroft in action for Dunfermline Athletic
Lee Ashcroft scored the only goal at East End Park

Lee Ashcroft's first-half strike ended Livingston's 11-match unbeaten run as Dunfermline recorded a 1-0 home win.

The play-off-chasing Pars made it six games unbeaten and handed second-placed Livi a first Scottish Championship defeat since January.

Dunfermline took an early lead when Tom Beadling's flick-on was turned in by Ashcroft after 11 minutes.

Ryan Hardie went close to a leveller just a minute later but found goalkeeper Lee Robinson in fine form.

The hosts went close to a second with 11 minutes remaining when Nicky Clark forced a good save from Neil Alexander, but Ashcroft's strike proved enough to earn victory.

Line-ups

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Robinson
  • 2Williamson
  • 5Morris
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 3Martin
  • 7Higginbotham
  • 31BeadlingBooked at 20mins
  • 28Craigen
  • 17AirdSubstituted forWedderburnat 71'minutes
  • 9McManusBooked at 65minsSubstituted forRyanat 80'minutes
  • 10Clark

Substitutes

  • 8Wedderburn
  • 12Armstrong
  • 14Talbot
  • 16Ryan
  • 18Duthie
  • 20Gill
  • 27Shiels

Livingston

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Alexander
  • 31Gallagher
  • 26Halkett
  • 4Lithgow
  • 14JacobsBooked at 86mins
  • 6Byrne
  • 8PittmanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forThompsonat 72'minutes
  • 11CaddenSubstituted forFrizzellat 57'minutes
  • 3Longridge
  • 17RobinsonSubstituted forMillerat 65'minutes
  • 9Hardie

Substitutes

  • 2McMillan
  • 5Buchanan
  • 18Miller
  • 19Frizzell
  • 20Maley
  • 23De Vita
  • 24Thompson
Referee:
Stephen Finnie
Attendance:
4,572

Match Stats

Home TeamDunfermlineAway TeamLivingston
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dunfermline Athletic 1, Livingston 0.

  2. Post update

    Foul by Adam Frizzell (Livingston).

  3. Post update

    Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Lee Robinson.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Tom Beadling.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jackson Longridge (Livingston) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Frizzell (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Tom Beadling (Dunfermline Athletic) hits the right post with a header from the right side of the six yard box following a set piece situation.

  9. Booking

    Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Andy Ryan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Clark (Dunfermline Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Jackson Longridge (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andy Ryan replaces Declan McManus.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Thompson (Livingston) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Lewis Martin.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kallum Higginbotham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lee Miller (Livingston).

  20. Post update

    Lee Ashcroft (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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