Dunfermline Athletic 2
Arbroath 0
Scottish League (Championship)


Dunfermline 

2 - 0

Arbroath


Scottish League (Championship)
Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
East End Park
Attendance: 3,488
7:45 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
Kevin Nisbet (59)
Kevin Nisbet (78)
None.

Team Managers
Steven Crawford Dick Campbell

Starting Eleven
Ryan Scully
Aaron Comrie
Lee Ashcroft
Lewis Martin
Josh Edwards
Ryan Dow
Paul Paton
Kyle Turner
Greg Kiltie
Andy Ryan
Kevin Nisbet
Derek Gaston
Jason Thomson
Ricky Little
Colin Hamilton
Tam O'Brien
Michael McKenna
Josh Campbell
James Murphy
Miko Virtanen
Bobby Linn
Luke Donnelly

Bench
Tom Beadling
Gabby McGill
Danny Devine
Josh Coley
Harry Cochrane
Miller Fenton
Cammy Gill
Darren Jamieson
Ben Stirling
David Gold
Mark Whatley
Omar Kader
Greig Spence
Steven Doris

Substitutions
Tom Beadling for Andy Ryan (75)
Harry Cochrane for Ryan Dow (87)
Gabby McGill for Kevin Nisbet (90)
Greig Spence for Luke Donnelly (65)
Steven Doris for Miko Virtanen (66)
Ben Stirling for Jason Thomson (77)

Cautions
Lee Ashcroft (22) Tam O'Brien (22)
Miko Virtanen (33)
Jason Thomson (77)
Michael McKenna (84)

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

John McKendrick (Referee)
Graham McNeillie & Craig Ferguson (Assistants)



Photography by Graham Black

Match Report


Arbroath suffered defeat tonight at East End Park going down 2-0 to Dunfermline Athletic.

James Murphy, Michael McKenna and Josh Campbell came into the Lichties side but on a cold and wet night the first half really failed to warm both set of supporters with very little action in an attacking sense.

Dunfermline came out for the second half with a sense of urgency and were soon on the attack as they shot towards their home fans in the Norrie McCathie Stand.

Former Lichtie Andy Ryan was the architect in the 59th minute as he latched onto a long ball from Paul Paton before finding Kevin Nisbet in the box who struck the ball into the bottom left hand side of the net to make it 1-0 from 16 yards.

The second goal again was set up by Paul Paton but Kevin Nisbet looked to be standing in an offside position but he was allowed to score and the flag never went up.

Bobby Linn came closest for Arbroath as he hit another long range free kick which Ryan Scully pushed past the post for an Arbroath corner kick.

After an even first half, Dunfermline took the game to the Lichties and deserved the 3 points.

With results elsewhere going in Arbroath’s favour they remain in 5th place in the Championship.

Arbroath will regroup as they welcome Alloa Athletic to Gayfield on Saturday.

Half Time Stats

Possession – Dunfermline Athletic 50% – 50% Arbroath
Total Shots – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 2 Arbroath
On Target – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 0 Arbroath
Off Target – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 2 Arbroath
Blocked – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Arbroath
Corners – Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 1 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 10 Arbroath

Full Time Stats

Possession – Dunfermline Athletic 49% – 51% Arbroath
Total Shots – Dunfermline Athletic 12 – 2 Arbroath
On Target – Dunfermline Athletic 7 – 0 Arbroath
Off Target – Dunfermline Athletic 4 – 2 Arbroath
Blocked – Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Arbroath
Corners – Dunfermline Athletic 5 – 3 Arbroath
Fouls Committed – Dunfermline Athletic 4 – 17 Arbroath

Match report written by Arbroath FC Official Website



Squad Statistics (as at October 29th, 2019)


2019-20 All Time
Age
Derek Gaston (GK)32 8 - 8 -
Tam O'Brien28 16 - 977
Colin Hamilton27 16221918
Ricky Little30 15 - 2269
Jason Thomson32 162554
Michael McKenna28 1727517
Miko Virtanen20 5 - 5 -
James Murphy22 13 - 13 -
Josh Campbell19 8 - 8 -
Bobby Linn34 17426273
Luke Donnelly23 113244
Ben Stirling (sub)21 5 - 5 -
Steven Doris (sub)31 14125084
Greig Spence (sub)27 142252






League Table (as at October 29th, 2019)


No league table has been added for this season.