Dunfermline Athletic

Joe McKee hearing over ‘Dean Shiels eye taunt’ delayed until December

A disciplinary case against Falkirk’s Joe McKee has been adjourned until next month.

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Kevin O'Hara, right, was alleged to have taunted Dean Shiels. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk striker banned for eight games over Dean Shiels ‘abuse’

Falkirk striker Kevin O’Hara has received an eight-match ban for “excessive misconduct”.

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O'Hara and Shiels clashed after a foul by the Dunfermline forward on the Bairns youngster. Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk duo charged over Dean Shiels ‘missing eye abuse’

Falkirk duo Kevin O’Hara and Joe McKee could face bans after allegedly abusing Dunfermline player Dean Shiels about his missing eye, writes Alan Temple.

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Rumour Mill: Rodgers dismisses talk of EPL return | Rangers players to blame for sackings | Shiels taunted over missing eye

Brendan Rodgers has distanced himself from a return to England, Danny Wilson insists Rangers stars have to take blame for failed managers, and two Falkirk players are in the dock after taunting ex-Hibs and Rangers star Dean Shiels.

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Kallum Higginbotham put Dunfermline ahead before being sent off. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Falkirk 1 - 1 Dunfermline: Pars rue Higginbotham red card

Crazy. It was an adjective used repeatedly by Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston after this tempestuous derby and it succinctly summed up an incredible 90 minutes that left nine-man Dunfermline clinging on courageously to take a point back over the Forth.

Connor Bell celebrates after making it 1-0 Inverness. Picture: SNS/Bruce White

Inverness CT 1 - 0 Dunfermline: Connor Bell nets for resurgent ICT

John Robertson, the Inverness Caley Thistle manager, declared this deserved victory and near-spotless October form “only the start” for his resurgent team.

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Kallum Higginbotham in action for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Livingston: Pars close gap at top

A combination of bizarre and brilliant saw the Pars go back to second top of the Championship and inflict the first away defeat of the league campaign on high-flying Livingston.

Sean Murdoch denied Stephen Dobbie. Picture: Michael Gillen

Queen of the South 0 - 0 Dunfermline: Pars lose ground on leaders

Dunfermline lost more ground on leaders St Mirren after being held by Queens at rainswept Palmerston.

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Falkirk's Conrad Balatoni celebrates his goal with team mate Kevin O'Hara. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Falkirk 2 - 0 Dunfermline Athletic: Two wins from two for Smith

Confidence and momentum. Typically two problems a new manager has to face when he takes over at a club, though not in the case of Paul Hartley. The recently appointed Falkirk boss watched from the stands as an inherited group of players registered consecutive victories for the first time since July to reach the quarter-finals of the Irn-Bru Cup.

Fraser Fyvie celebrates scoring Dundee Uniteds third goal. Picture: SNS.

Fraser Fyvie double sparks Dundee United into top form

Had it not been for prolonged and, ultimately, messy contract negotiations, Fraser Fyvie would have been playing Premiership football with Hibernian this season. However, the midfielder appeared on Saturday to be on a one-man mission to ensure his return to the top flight is delayed by no longer than the current campaign.

Fraser Fyvie celebrates with former Hibs team-mate James Keatings after making it 1-0. Picture: SNS Group

Dunfermline Athletic 1-3 Dundee United: Fyvie turns over Pars

Doubts have been expressed over Dundee United’s ability to get the best from their expensively build squad this season, but they clicked together impressively to swat aside pre-match league leaders Dunfermline with a display full of clinical finishing and defensive solidity.


Rumour Mill: Division in Rangers dressing room | Plymouth drop Celtic striker | Derby eye Dunfermline star

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has accused his home-based players of failing to make the foreign signings feel welcome at the club, Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci has been dropped by his loan club Plymouth Argyle, and Derby County are chasing Dunfermline starlet Ryan Williamson.

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Declan McManus secured the win for Dunfermline. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Brechin City 0 - 2 Dunfermline Athletic: Pars remain top

Dunfermline maintained their position at the summit of the Championship but the scoreline was a little harsh on basement boys Brechin, who played their part in an entertaining encounter.

Dunfermline's Kallum Higginbotham, left. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Kallum Higginbotham pleased that Dunfermline have bounced back

The standing ovation afforded to Kallum Higginbotham in the closing stages of this top-of-the-table encounter succinctly summed up Dunfermline’s victory. It was comprehensive, it was raucous and it was richly deserved.

Dunfermline's Declan McManus celebrates putting the Pars ahead. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 0 St Mirren: Pars surge to the top

This game came far too early in the campaign for anyone at Dunfermline to get too carried away, but the manner of their victory over St Mirren will send belief coursing through East End Park.

Gary Harkins scored in Morton's win over Dunfermline. Picture: SNS/Sammy Turner

Morton 3 - 2 Dunfermline Athletic: Jai Quitongo completes comeback

Talk about winning games the hard way. Two nil down at half-time having squandered a number of early chances, Morton somehow lifted themselves off the floor to snatch victory with Jai Quitongo’s winner in time added on. It was enough to topple Dunfermline from the summit of the Championship and underlined that Jim Duffy’s side may once again be a decent bet for a top-four finish themselves.

Nicky Clark hit a double in Dunfermline Athletic's defeat of Buckie Thistle. Picture: SNS/Craig Foy

Irn-Bru Cup Round-up: Pars progress as Premiership U20s exit

Dunfermline moved smoothly into the last 16 of the Irn-Bru Cup with a 3-0 win at Buckie Thistle.

Joe Cardle netted for Allan Johnston's men. Picture: SNS

Dumbarton 0 - 4 Dunfermline: Chances a fine thing for goal-hungry Pars

Dunfermline claimed top spot in the Championship with a clinical display that yielded four goals and left manager Allan Johnston delighted.

Joe Cardle scores his second goal to add the gloss to Dunfermlines victory. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Six-year hoodoo broken as Dunfermline Athletic eye Premiership

Dunfermline had been unable to get the better of Falkirk for ten games over six agonising years, but will be optimistic this comprehensive victory over their derby rivals is a sign of things to come.

Joe Cardle nets for Dunfermline. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Falkirk: Cardle hits brace

Nine-man Falkirk lost their cool as bitter rivals Dunfermline registered their first victory in this fixture in 11 attempts.

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