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Arbroath 0-0 Dunfermline Athletic: Both sides miss chance to move above Dundee

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.

Line-ups

Arbroath

Formation 4-5-1

  • 21Gaston
  • 2Thomson
  • 4LittleBooked at 70mins
  • 5O'Brien
  • 3Hamilton
  • 10SwankieSubstituted forLinnat 65'minutes
  • 7GoldSubstituted forCraigenat 77'minutes
  • 22Virtanen
  • 6WhatleySubstituted forDonnellyat 81'minutes
  • 9Hilson
  • 14Wighton

Substitutes

  • 1Jamieson
  • 11Linn
  • 12Kader
  • 15Donnelly
  • 16Stewart
  • 18Murphy
  • 28Craigen

Dunfermline

Formation 4-4-2

  • 50Fon Williams
  • 4Martin
  • 6AshcroftSubstituted forEdwardsat 89'minutes
  • 14Devine
  • 5Murray
  • 7ThomsonSubstituted forRossat 77'minutes
  • 21Paton
  • 12Turner
  • 23ThomasBooked at 16mins
  • 9McGillSubstituted forMcCannat 64'minutes
  • 10AfolabiBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 8Beadling
  • 13Ross
  • 20Gill
  • 24Edwards
  • 26Todd
  • 27McCann
  • 39Fenton
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
1,146

Match Stats

Home TeamArbroathAway TeamDunfermline
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away3
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home16
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arbroath 0, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Luke Donnelly (Arbroath).

  4. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Kyle Turner.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dale Hilson (Arbroath) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Jonathan Afolabi (Dunfermline Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Miko Virtanen (Arbroath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jonathan Afolabi (Dunfermline Athletic).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Josh Edwards replaces Lee Ashcroft because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ricky Little (Arbroath).

  11. Post update

    Euan Murray (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arbroath. Conceded by Lee Ashcroft.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jason Thomson (Arbroath).

  15. Post update

    Ethan Ross (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Arbroath. Luke Donnelly replaces Mark Whatley.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dale Hilson (Arbroath).

  18. Post update

    Dom Thomas (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Miko Virtanen (Arbroath).

  20. Post update

    Lewis McCann (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd27184551213058
2Inverness CT2513393629742
3Ayr25123103833539
4Dundee2510783031-137
5Dunfermline26105113934535
6Arbroath25105102325-235
7Morton27105124451-735
8Alloa27610113143-1228
9Queen of Sth2676132636-1027
10Partick Thistle2566133045-1524
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