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Dunfermline 1 - 1 Ayr: Fleming saves two penalties in 60 seconds

Dunfermline’s penalty curse resurfaced as Kallum Higginbotham contrived to miss two spot-kicks in the space of 60 seconds in a breathless 1-1 draw against Ayr United.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark holds off St Mirren's Jack Baird. Picture SNS

St Mirren 0 - 1 Dunfermline: Pars seize their chance

For the second home league game in succession St Mirren dominated a game they went on to lose against a relegation rival, with this latest reversal leaving the Paisley men rooted to the foot of the table.

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Kris Boyd believes Scotland is paying the price for Rangers going into League Two. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Scotland ‘paying price’ for Rangers demotion | Cascarino derides Griffiths | Man United want Hamilton kid

Kris Boyd believes the Scottish national team is paying the price for Rangers’ relegation, Tony Cascarino has derided Leigh Griffiths as a “journeyman striker”, and Gordon Strachan is set for showdown talks with the FA.

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Dundee United's Mark Durnan, centre, scored the only goal of the match in his side's victory over Dunfermline. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Dunfermline 0 - 1 Dundee United: United progress to semi final

It’s only November but Dunfermline must already have had enough of playing Dundee United. This was the fourth meeting of the two this season – the second within five days – and the Tannadice men have won the lot. A Mark Durnan goal after just eight minutes was enough to settle this one and take United into the semi-finals of the Irn-Bru Cup in an encounter which underlined the starkly contrasting fortunes of the two sides at the moment.

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Dundee United's Tony Andreu lies on the turf after the tackle by Nat Wedderburn which saw the Dunfermline midfielder sent off. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Dundee Utd 1 - 0 Dunfermline: Murray goal beats ten-man Pars

Patient Simon Murray was the hero for Dundee United as his late winner moved them joint top of the Championship with title rivals Hibs.

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Head first: Dunfermlines Nicky Clark and Raiths Kyle Benedictus challenge for the ball.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Dunfermline 0 - 0 Raith Rovers: Fifers finish all square

For a game that had so many plus points for Dunfermline, they had to content themselves with only one in the end and ironically they ended up dropping another place down the Championship ladder. This was only the Pars’ second clean sheet of the season, but at the other end their normally prolific attack dried up as well, as this second Fife derby of the season ended in stalemate. Raith took 45 minutes to turn the ignition key and in the end were probably the happier with the outcome.

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Garry Fleming scored in the 82nd minute

Dumbarton 2 - 2 Dunfermline: Draw doesn’t help anyone

A late Garry Fleming strike rescued a point for Dumbarton but a draw leaves both sides dangerously close to the relegation zone.

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Moussa Dembele netted the winner in Sunday's Old Firm semi-final. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Zidane tells Dembele to stay at Celtic | Warburton defends Barton signing | EPL clubs watch Quitongo

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane tells Moussa Dembele to stay at Celtic, Mark Warburton stands by his signing of Joey Barton, and Derek McInnes insists Aberdeen deserve a 50-50 ticket split with Celtic.

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Dunfermline Atheltic legend George Peebles.

Obituary: George Peebles, footballer who played in Dunfermline Athletic’s 1961 Scottish Cup win

George Peebles, footballer, coach and manager. Born: Stirling, 22 January 1936. Died: Stirling, 16 October 2016, aged 80

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Hibs players celebrate Saturday's 3-1 Championship win at East End Park. Picture: SNS

Hibs get back on track with fightback against Dunfermline

The road has been bumpy for Hibernian recently but, by the end of this game, all connected
with the Easter Road side expressed an understandable belief that things were back 
on track.

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James Keatings is convinced it is just a matter of time before the Hibs goals are flowing again. Picture: SNS.

Neil Lennon orders extra shooting practice for Hibs strikers

Hibernian striker James Keatings has revealed head coach Neil Lennon has laid on extra shooting practice this week in a bid to get the capital club 
firing again.

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Myles Hippolyte celebrates his winning goal for Falkirk. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk 2 - 1 Dunfermline: Feeling run high in feisty clash

The origins of this derby appear uncertain even to those who have revelled in it for years, but there was no question over the presence of the usual ‘qualities’ associated with such fixtures. Amidst a raucous atmosphere, each flashpoint was cheered and jeered in equal measure.

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Mark Warburton was advised to leave the press conference by Jim Traynor. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Bizarre Rangers press conference | PSG join Dembele chase | Tamudo on failed £10.5m Ibrox move

Mark Warburton is pulled out of a Rangers press conference by Jim Traynor after reporter asks Joey Barton questions, PSG join the chase to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, and Raul Tamudo comments on his failed transfer to Rangers.

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Farid El Alagui was on target... for both sides

Dunfermline 2 - 1 Queen’s Park: El Alagui scores ‘hat-trick’

It is fair to say this was an eventful afternoon for Farid El Alagui. Only on the pitch for 45 minutes, the Dunfermline striker managed to score a double at the right end and an own goal at the wrong one as he earned the Pars a place in the quarter-finals.

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Kolo Toure has been in top form since signing for Celtic. Picture: SNS

10 veteran signings who turned out to be excellent

Kolo Toure has been an inspired signing by Brendan Rodgers. He’s put in terrific performances in key European fixtures for Celtic, and looked more than comfortable in the Scottish top flight. In honour of the Ivorian centre back, we’ve put together a list of other 30-something signings who’ve proved age is only a number.

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Farid El Alagui celebrates his 85th-minute winner.  Picture: Garry Williamson/SNS

Dunfermline edge Buddies in seven-goal triller

This game was every bit as chaotic as the scoreline suggests, with Dunfermline picking up their first victory since their opening day triumph over Dumbarton, which also just happened to be a seven-goal cliff-hanger.

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Barrie McKay is still getting up to speed in the top flight. Picture: John Devlin

17 Scottish football stars who’ve had slow starts to 2016-17

Even our best players can endure a rough start to a new campaign. Sometimes it’s down to low confidence, sometimes it’s a position or managerial change, and sometimes it’s just coincidence that a few below par displays occur when the season is still in its infancy.

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Philippe Senderos cuts a dejected figure during the rout at Parkhead. Picture: SNS Group / Rob Casey

Rumour Mill: Senderos ‘will bounce back’ | Hibs eye Brown | Celtic ‘should have had man sent off’ | Novo death threat

Senderos backed to recover from horror debut’; cops warn Nacho Novo over death threat; Warburton denies major gulf between Celtic and Rangers and Hibs linked with defender

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Cammy Bell is congratulated by his team-mates after saving three penalties in the 3-1 win over Dunfermline. Pic: SNS

Dunfermline 1 - 3 Dundee Utd: Cammy Bell saves three penalties

Cammy Bell was the Dundee United hero, saving three first-half penalties as the Taysiders continued their recovery from a slow start to the season.

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Derek Lyle scored his 100th goal.

Dunfermline 0 - 1 Queen of the South: Fifers left unhappy

A survey this week found people in Fife are the happiest in Scotland. Had the poll been repeated in Dunfermline in the wake of this narrow defeat, however, the findings would have been markedly different.

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