Dunfermline Athletic

Dunfermline Ath 6-0 Elgin City: Nicky Clark steals show

Nicky Clark stole the show at East End Park as his clinical masterclass put Elgin City to the sword in comprehensive fashion.

Jermaine Pennant celebrates scoring Hibs' second goal. Picture: SNS.

Jermaine Pennant on target as Hibs get into their stride

Former Arsenal and Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant was among the scorers as Hibernian scored four unanswered goals against Dunfermline in their first pre-season outing

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Jim Jefferies had two spells as Hearts manager nine-and-a-half years apart. Picture: Ian Rutherford

5 managers who made long-awaited returns to Scottish clubs

John Robertson has become manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle nearly 13 years after leaving the Highland club. In honour of Robbo’s decision to turn back the clock, we look at five other Scottish bosses who returned home following a significant period of time away.

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Celtic won last season's Betfred League Cup. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS

Betfred Cup draw throws up derby clash

Dundee will face Dundee United in the stand-out fixture of the 2017 Betfred Cup group stage.

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Rumour Mill: Rangers target McLean | Rodgers and Griffiths kiss and make up | Doubt cast on United’s future

Kenny McLean is the latest Rangers target has Pedro Caixinha looks to improve his squad, Brendan Rodgers and Leigh Griffiths kissed and made up after argument and concerns grow over Dundee United’s finances.

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Rumour Mill: Armstrong to interest English elite | McKay sweats over deal | Lennon to add duo

Stuart Armstrong will have his choice of the best teams in England according to Celtic legend, Barrie McKay is made to sweat on new Rangers deal and Neil Lennon is set to add two to Hibs squad.

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Allan Johnston is aiming for promotion next term. Picture: Michael Gillen

Queen of the South 0 - 1 Dunfermline Athletic: Pars look up

Allan Johnston is eyeing the summer signings which can help Dunfermline push for promotion next season after a final-day win.

Dunfermline's Nicky Clark was on target again. Picture: Ross Parker

Dunfermline Athletic 3 - 1 Morton: Pars eye mid-table finish

Dunfermline sent their fans home happy for the summer as they recorded a victory that keeps them on course for fifth place in their first year back in the SPFL Championship.


Rumour Mill: Kyle Lafferty to Rangers | Miller to get new contract | Houston slams Dunfermline

Kyle Lafferty would “jump at the chance” to rejoin Rangers, Kenny Miller is set to receive a new contract, and Peter Houston has heavily criticised “unprofessional” Dunfermline.

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Jadon Sancho, right, holds off Chelsea's Reece James in the recent FA Youth Cup Final First Leg match at The Academy Stadium. Picture: Getty Images

Rumour Mill: Celtic eye Man City starlet | Maddison to Rangers? | Holt wants Hibs deal

Celtic face fight to land highly-rated Manchester City youngster; Rangers linked with ex-Aberdeen loanee James Maddison and Grant Holt reveals he’s keen to stay at Hibs

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Nathan Austin, right, heads home Falkirks winner against Dunfermline. Photograph: Ross Parker/SNS

Dunfermline 1- 2 Falkirk: Nathan Austin earns precious win

Meetings between these two sides rarely lack sound or fury, and we certainly got plenty of both in a dramatic second half at East End Park.

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Falkirk's Aaron Muirhead celebrates his penalty as Dunfermline players protest to the referee. Pic: SNS/Ross Parker

Dunfermline fume at penalty award for Hippolyte’s somersault dive

Dunfermline Athletic were left fuming after Falkirk were awarded a penalty following an elborate dive from Myles Hippolyte, which involved a somersault.

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Rhys McCabe scored with a 20-yard volley right out of the top drawer. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Dumbarton 0 – 2 Dunfermline: McCabe volleys Pars to safety

One moment of quality in a game ruined by gale force winds was enough to give Dunfermline all three-points to leave them looking home and hosed in their bid for Championship consolidation whilst sucking Dumbarton right back into what now looks like a three-way fight to avoid the play-offs.

Thomas Mikkelsen scored Dundee United's winner against Dunfermline. Picture: SNS.

Dundee United 1 - 0 Dunfermline: Mikkelsen goal sinks Pars

Thomas Mikkelsen, the 
Danish striker, fired Dundee
United to within a point of second-top Falkirk with a vital winner to sink Dunfermline at Tannadice last night.

Kallum Higginbotham scored from the spot. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Dunfermline Athletic 1 - 0 Raith Rovers: Pars’ vital victory

Ahead of a fraught Fife derby, Raith Rovers manager John Hughes had urged his players to have “ice in their veins”. Instead, it was a Dunfermline player who displayed laudable composure as Kallum Higginbotham stepped up to ‘Panenka’ the Pars to victory.

Dunfermline's Callum Morris tussles with Hibernian's Brian Graham. Picture: SNS.

Darren McGregor promises plenty of Hibs goals to come

Hibernian are a team who have been tipped for the Championship title from the moment last season finished. With a nine-point lead and only five games of the league season remaining, few would bet against them doing just that, but they are dragging it out.

John McGinn in action with Callum Morris. Pci: SNS/Ross Parker

Neil Lennon lightens up as Hibs eke towards Championship success

In an attempt to wind up the Dunfermline fans who had, he said, been giving him pelters all day, Hibernian boss Neil Lennon stood in front of them after the final whistle and raised aloft an imaginary trophy. “I was just laughing at them,” he said. In a spell when he has had little to smile about, it satisfied the mischief inside him, but he is unlikely to be completely gratified until he is able to get his hands on the Championship silverware for real.

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John McGinn celebrates his goal with teammate Jason Cummings. Pic: SNS/Ross Parker

Dunfermline 1-1 Hibs: Hibees forced to settle for a 12th draw of the season

Hibernian remain on track for the Championship title but saw their lead at the top of the table trimmed to nine points with just five matches remaining as they had to settle for a draw at East End Park.

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Sunshine the Leith Lynx is now Sunshine the Par. Pic: TSPL

Dunfermline sign Hibs mascot on emergency loan

Dunfermline Atheltic have completed the temporary transfer of Sunshine the Leith Lynx from Championship rivals Hibernian.

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Nat Wedderburn (8) celebrates his goal with team-mates. Picture: Sammy Turner/SNS

Morton 0 - 1 Dunfermline: Pars breach Fortress Cappielow

Morton suffered defeat at Cappielow just one game short of a calendar year, and at the same time had their slender hopes of mounting a title challenge on leaders Hibs brought to a halt.

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