Match ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.
Arbroath and Dunfermline Athletic both missed a chance to move into the Championship's top four after an uninspired goalless draw at Gayfield.
Seeking a fourth straight league win, the hosts had the better of the early chances with Jason Thomson and Mark Whatley both coming close.
Pars forward Gabby McGill should have done better from Euan Murray's second-half cross.
But the visitors lacked bite without injured top scorer Kevin Nisbet.
The part-time hosts are now unbeaten in three games - four in the league - while Dunfermline have lost only once in five.
However, although they both move above Greenock Morton, with the Pars ahead of goal difference but having played a game more, they are two points behind fourth-top Dundee.
- 4LittleBooked at 70mins
- 10SwankieSubstituted forLinnat 65'minutes
- 7GoldSubstituted forCraigenat 77'minutes
- 6WhatleySubstituted forDonnellyat 81'minutes
- 50Fon Williams
- 6AshcroftSubstituted forEdwardsat 89'minutes
- 7ThomsonSubstituted forRossat 77'minutes
- 23ThomasBooked at 16mins
- 9McGillSubstituted forMcCannat 64'minutes
- 10AfolabiBooked at 90mins
- John McKendrick
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.
Hand ball by Luke Donnelly (Arbroath).
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Kyle Turner.
Attempt blocked. Dale Hilson (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Jonathan Afolabi (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Miko Virtanen (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Afolabi (Dunfermline Athletic).
Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Edwards replaces Lee Ashcroft because of an injury.
Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).
Euan Murray (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.
Attempt blocked. Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Jason Thomson (Arbroath).
Ethan Ross (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Arbroath. Luke Donnelly replaces Mark Whatley.
Foul by Dale Hilson (Arbroath).
Dom Thomas (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Miko Virtanen (Arbroath).
Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.