Scottish Championship
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Arbroath 1-0 Dunfermline: Donnelly moves Arbroath fourth in Championship

Luke Donnelly
Luke Donnelly's first goal of the season moved Arbroath fourth in the Championship

Arbroath moved level on points with third-placed Inverness CT with victory over Dunfermline Athletic in the Scottish Championship.

Substitute Luke Donnelly strode onto a Bobby Linn pass to coolly fire low past keeper Ryan Scully early in the second half.

The Pars had failed to take advantage of the strong wind advantage in the first half.

And the Fife side now sit second bottom of the division, without a win.

Arbroath manager Dick Campbell: "It was a good performance, no goals lost. Our goalie didn't have a shot to save. We defended really resolutely and adapted to the conditions slightly better I thought."

Dunfermline manager Steve Crawford: "We never created enough chances, never had enough shots at goal and never put enough crosses in the box to win a game of football. We got done with a bad goal on the counter attack and we're extremely disappointed with that because if we're going to concede goals like that we're going to make it difficult."

Line-ups

Arbroath

  • 1Jamieson
  • 2Thomson
  • 4Little
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 8McKenna
  • 6WhatleyBooked at 90mins
  • 7GoldSubstituted forCampbellat 78'minutes
  • 18Murphy
  • 11LinnSubstituted forKaderat 89'minutes
  • 14SpenceBooked at 21minsSubstituted forDonnellyat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Doris
  • 12Kader
  • 15Donnelly
  • 17Wilson
  • 19Stirling
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Gaston

Dunfermline

  • 1Scully
  • 2Comrie
  • 6Ashcroft
  • 14DevineBooked at 24mins
  • 4Martin
  • 12Turner
  • 8BeadlingSubstituted forMcGillat 76'minutes
  • 21Paton
  • 22ColeySubstituted forCochraneat 65'minutes
  • 15Nisbet
  • 27McCannSubstituted forRyanat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9McGill
  • 10Ryan
  • 16Morrison
  • 20Gill
  • 23Cochrane
  • 24Edwards
  • 26Todd
Referee:
Steven Kirkland
Attendance:
1,624

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Colin Hamilton.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

Harry Cochrane (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Mark Whatley (Arbroath) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Mark Whatley (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Omar Kader replaces Bobby Linn.

Ricky Little (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gabriel McGill (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Mark Whatley (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Michael McKenna (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Andy Ryan replaces Lewis McCann.

Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

Gabriel McGill (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Thomson (Arbroath).

Harry Cochrane (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jason Thomson (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Josh Campbell (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arbroath. Josh Campbell replaces David Gold.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Gabriel McGill replaces Tom Beadling.

Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Kyle Turner.

Colin Hamilton (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Nisbet (Dunfermline Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Harry Cochrane replaces Josh Coley.

Attempt missed. Bobby Linn (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Thomas O'Brien (Arbroath) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

David Gold (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Paton (Dunfermline Athletic).

Foul by Jason Thomson (Arbroath).

Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic).

Attempt saved. Kyle Turner (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Arbroath 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Luke Donnelly (Arbroath) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Linn.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd44001441012
2Ayr43018539
3Inverness CT42118537
4Arbroath42113217
5Morton4202912-36
6Dundee412158-35
7Alloa411236-34
8Queen of Sth402213-22
9Dunfermline402236-32
10Partick Thistle401369-31
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