Dunfermline 4 - 0 Dumbarton

Saturday 24th November 2012
J Falkingham (31)
[OG] A Graham (37)
R Wallace (pen 69)
J Cardle (90)

Pars demolish Dumbarton

Dunfermline were able to keep pace with league leaders Partick as they cruised past 10-man Dumbarton 4-0 at East End Park.

The hosts took the lead just after the half-hour mark when Joshua Falkingham rose highest to head home Ryan Wallace's cross.

And they doubled the advantage seven minutes later, Falkingham the provider this time as his cross was turned into his own net by Andrew Graham.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when goalkeeper Stephen Grindlay was dismissed after 69 minutes for a challenge on Joseph Cardle inside the area.

Victory was all but ensured as Wallace stepped up to convert the spot-kick moments later.

Substitute Andrew Barrowman saw his header come back off a post, moments before Cardle added further gloss with a fine strike from distance in the final minute.

OfficialDes Roache
Attendance3,565
VenueEast End Park
Kick Off
Dunfermline 0 - 0 Dumbarton
1:06
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
1:46
Offside flag raised against Mark Gilhaney
1:48
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
3:11
Hand Ball taken by Nicholas Devlin
3:14
Free Kick taken by Joseph Cardle from the left wing
3:52
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
3:52
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
4:18
Foul on James Lister
4:23
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
4:45
Shot taken by Scott Agnew using his left foot
7:16
Corner taken by Joshua Falkingham with his right foot from the right byline
8:11
Shot taken by Callum Morris from the centre penalty area
8:34
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
8:40
Foul on James Lister
8:42
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
9:05
Foul on Chris Turner
9:08
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
9:46
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the left penalty area
10:12
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
14:14
Offside flag raised against Ryan Thomson
14:16
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
15:05
Offside flag raised against Joseph Cardle
15:06
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
17:41
Offside flag raised against Joseph Cardle
17:42
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
19:46
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the right penalty area
20:18
Goal Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
23:24
Offside flag raised against Andrew Kirk
23:25
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
23:53
Offside flag raised against James Lister
23:55
Free Kick taken by Callum Morris
25:41
Foul on Mark Lamont
25:43
Free Kick taken by Chris Turner
26:32
Cross from Chris Turner
26:41
Clearance by Ryan Thomson
26:50
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left byline
27:42
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
27:54
BOOKING: Andrew Dowie of Dunfermline given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
28:32
Foul on James Lister
28:41
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
28:56
Cross from Scott Agnew
29:27
Shot taken by Alan Lithgow from the centre penalty area
29:40
Save made by Paul Gallacher
29:50
Corner taken by Mark Gilhaney with his right foot from the right byline
30:34
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
30:40
Shot taken by Joshua Falkingham from the right penalty area
30:40
Dunfermline 1 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Joshua Falkingham from the right penalty area going centre high of the goal.
32:23
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
32:45
Offside flag raised against James Lister
32:47
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
36:14
Dunfermline 2 - 0 Dumbarton
OWN GOAL scored by Andrew Graham with his right foot to the bottom left of the goal.
40:50
Offside flag raised against James Lister
40:51
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
42:09
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
42:10
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
42:43
Foul on Callum Morris
42:46
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher from the centre penalty area
43:59
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
44:56
Offside flag raised against James Lister
44:57
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
Half Time
Dunfermline 2 - 0 Dumbarton
Second Half Started
Dunfermline 2 - 0 Dumbarton
46:19
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle using his left foot from the left penalty area
46:32
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
46:53
Shot taken by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the centre penalty area
47:20
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
48:42
Offside flag raised against Joshua Falkingham
48:44
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
50:55
Foul on Chris Turner
50:57
Free Kick taken by Andrew Graham
51:42
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
53:10
Offside flag raised against Mark Gilhaney
53:11
Free Kick taken by Andrew Dowie
55:02
Foul on Mark Lamont
55:04
Free Kick taken by James Creaney
55:58
Foul on Bryan Prunty
56:00
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew
56:48
Offside flag raised against Ryan Wallace
56:50
Free Kick taken by Alan Lithgow
57:15
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the left penalty area
57:30
Save made by Stephen Grindlay
58:35
Foul on Nicholas Devlin
58:37
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay from the right penalty area
58:52
Substitution for Dumbarton: Steven McDougall on for Mark Gilhaney
60:12
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
60:14
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
60:47
Cross from Ryan Wallace
60:54
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
61:06
Corner taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
61:37
Offside flag raised against Joseph Cardle
61:43
Free Kick taken by Stephen Grindlay
62:20
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
62:22
Free Kick taken by Stephen Husband from the right wing
63:26
Cross from Stephen Husband
63:40
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
64:16
Substitution for Dumbarton: Ross Forsyth on for James Creaney
65:44
Corner taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the right byline
66:02
Clearance by Callum Morris
66:20
Foul on Joseph Cardle
66:34
DISMISSAL: Stephen Grindlay of Dumbarton sent off for professional foul
67:21
BOOKING: Chris Turner of Dumbarton given yellow card for dissent
67:58
Substitution for Dumbarton: Jamie Ewings on for James Lister
68:36
PENALTY: Penalty taken by Ryan Wallace and scored with his right foot to the bottom right
68:36
Dunfermline 3 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Ryan Wallace with his right foot from the penalty spot to the bottom right of the goal.
71:12
Foul on Joshua Falkingham
71:14
Free Kick taken by Ryan Wallace
71:25
Cross from Ryan Wallace
71:31
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
71:37
Shot taken by Andrew Kirk from the centre penalty area
71:59
Substitution for Dunfermline: Craig Dargo on for Ryan Wallace
72:24
Goal Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin
73:13
Shot taken by Mark Lamont with his right foot from the left penalty area
73:24
Save made by Paul Gallacher
73:33
Foul on Joseph Cardle
73:40
Free Kick taken by Jordan McMillan
74:53
Foul on Chris Turner
74:55
Free Kick taken by Nicholas Devlin
75:02
Substitution for Dunfermline: Shaun Byrne on for Joshua Falkingham
77:31
Foul on Scott Agnew
77:34
Free Kick taken by Chris Turner
78:36
Shot taken by Chris Turner with his right foot
78:46
Save made by Paul Gallacher
79:13
Foul on Steven McDougall
79:14
Free Kick taken by Scott Agnew from the right wing
79:32
Cross from Scott Agnew
79:46
Clearance by Callum Morris
80:38
Foul on Joseph Cardle
80:51
Free Kick taken by Joseph Cardle from the left wing
81:00
BOOKING: Nicholas Devlin of Dumbarton given yellow card for unsporting behaviour
81:17
Cross from Joseph Cardle
81:26
Clearance by Mark Lamont
82:07
Substitution for Dunfermline: Andrew Barrowman on for Andrew Kirk
83:39
Shot taken by Jordan McMillan using his left foot from the left penalty area
83:55
Clearance by Alan Lithgow
84:02
Shot taken by Andrew Barrowman from the centre penalty area
84:18
Goal Kick taken by Jamie Ewings
84:41
Foul on Jordan McMillan
84:43
Free Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
85:34
Corner taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the right byline
85:51
Shot taken by Andrew Dowie with his right foot from the centre penalty area
86:03
Save made by Nicholas Devlin
86:29
Goal Kick taken by Paul Gallacher
89:06
Shot taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot
89:06
Dunfermline 4 - 0 Dumbarton
GOAL scored by Joseph Cardle with his right foot to the bottom right of the goal.
90:00+0:27
Corner taken by Joseph Cardle with his right foot from the left byline short of the target
90:00+0:57
Shot taken by Stephen Husband with his right foot
Full Time
Dunfermline 4 - 0 Dumbarton

Dunfermline

vs

Dumbarton

4
Goals
0
3
Assists
0
13
Shots
4
12
On Target
4
5
Off Target
0
4
Crosses
3
4
Corners
3
14
Throw Ins
23
3
Saves
4
3
Clearances
6
6
Goal Kicks
5
14
Free Kicks
21
8
Offside
6
0
Hand Balls
1
1
Penalties
0
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1

Dunfermline

Formation: 4-4-2

01.Paul Gallacher
03.Jordan McMillan
04.Andrew Dowie (28+0: Unsporting behaviour)
05.Callum Morris
02.Andrew Geggan
06.Ryan Thomson
07.Joseph Cardle
08.Stephen Husband
09.Ryan Wallace 72+0' Tactical
11.Joshua Falkingham 76+0' Tactical
10.Andrew Kirk 83+0' Tactical

Substitutes

20.Michal Hrivnak
16.John Potter
15.Shaun Byrne 76+0' Tactical
12.Andrew Barrowman 83+0' Tactical
14.Craig Dargo 72+0' Tactical

Dumbarton

Formation: 4-4-1-1

01.Stephen Grindlay (67+0: Professional Foul)
02.Nicholas Devlin (81+0: Unsporting behaviour)
03.James Creaney 65+0' Injury
04.Alan Lithgow
05.Andrew Graham
06.Scott Agnew
08.Chris Turner (68+0: Dissent)
10.Mark Lamont
07.Mark Gilhaney 59+0' Tactical
09.James Lister 68+0' Tactical
11.Bryan Prunty

Substitutes

19.Jamie Ewings 68+0' Tactical
12.Ross Forsyth 65+0' Injury
14.Martin McNiff
16.Garry Fleming
15.Steven McDougall 59+0' Tactical

Last 5 Meetings

Pars wait on trio

Dunfermline host bottom-of-the-table Dumbarton with Stephen Jordan still ruled out with a calf problem.

The joint-league leaders are waiting on Andy Geggan and Jordan McMillan, who have been ill, and Ryan Thomson after he broke his nose in last Saturday's 3-1 win over Raith Rovers.

East End Park assistant boss Gerry McCabe has told the players that their attitude will determine whether they win the game.

"This is a game that people will say Dunfermline are favourites to win as we are challenging at the top and Dumbarton are 10th," said McCabe.

"However they are coming here looking to impress a new manager so if we are not up for the game we could suffer."

Dumbarton's newly-appointed manager Ian Murray will watch his side from the Stands with assistant boss Jack Ross taking charge of the team.

The Sons will again be without Kevin Nicol due to a groin injury and Pat Walker who has an ankle problem, but everyone else is available for selection.

Ross said: "This game will give Ian a chance to see the boys in action. It is a tough fixture, one of the toughest in the division.

"We lost heavily last weekend to Morton but if we can cut out the individual mistakes that littered that game then we can do a lot better at East End Park.

"We are at the bottom but we are not adrift. A positive performance here can set things up nicely for Ian."

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Saves

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As it stood

PosTeam Pld GD Pts
1 Partick Thistle 13 22 29
2 Dunfermline 13 20 29
3 Morton 13 11 25
4 Up Raith Rovers 13 3 20
5 Down Livingston 13 1 19
6 Up Falkirk 13 -3 14
7 Down Cowdenbeath 13 -4 13
8 Down Hamilton Accies 13 -7 12
9 Airdrieonians 13 -14 12
10 Dumbarton 13 -29 5

Updated 24/11/2012 at 16:56