Dunfermline Athletic

Neil Lennon: Hibs may find it impossible to match Hearts win

Neil Lennon is all too aware there will be an after-the-Lord-Mayor’s-show feel to Championship proceedings at Easter Road this evening.

Dunfermline's Lewis Martin (left) and Kallum Higginbotham (right) with Rakish Bingham of Accies. Picture: Craig Williamson/SNS

Hamilton beat Dunfermline on penalties to set up Rangers tie

Hamilton will take on Rangers at Ibrox next month for a place in the last four of the Scottish Cup after prevailing in a penalty shoot-out at the Superseal Stadium last night.

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Dunfermline Athletic and Hamilton Academical  will have to do it all again after draw. Picture: SNS/Bill Murray

Dunfermline Ath 1 - 1 Hamilton Academical: Accies rescue replay against wasteful Pars

Danny Redmond earned Hamilton a William Hill Scottish Cup replay against Dunfermline after cancelling out Paul McMullan’s opener with a second-half strike.

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Falkirk's  John Baird celebrates his goal.  Picture Michael Gillen.

Falkirk 2 - 0 Dunfermline Ath: Bairns breeze past rivals

Falkirk prevailed in this meeting of these old foes across the Forth a lot more comfortably than the scoreline might imply. It was finely balanced up to the interval, with the home side holding the upper hand through a John Baird strike, but in the second half Peter Houston’s side assumed near total command on the proceedings.

Dunfermlines John Herron (21) , on loan from Blackpool, celebrates his goal with Nicky Clark. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Dunfermline Athletic 1-1 Dundee United: Honours even

Dundee United were more spirited than in recent displays, but still conceded further ground to Hibs in the Ladbrokes Championship title race after an thoroughly entertaining encounter with in-form Dunfermline ended all-square.

Joe Cardle in action for Dunfermline. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Alloa Ath 2 - 3 Dunfermline Ath 3: Joe Cardle decides it

Dunfermline have a decent Scottish Cup pedigree and seem intent on keeping their interest in this season’s competition alive as long as possible. But they will need to keep a tighter lock on their defence.

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St Mirren's Gary MacKenzie celebrates his equaliser. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Dunfermline 1 - 1 St Mirren: Gary MacKenzie saves Saints

Gary MacKenzie earned personal redemption and what could prove a crucial point for St Mirren in their bid for Championship survival as they came from behind to draw with Dunfermline.

Dunfermline's Andy Geggan celebrates his goal. Picture: Ross Parker/SNS

Ayr United 0 - 2 Dunfermline: Pars stretch unbeaten run

Dunfermline stretched their unbeaten run to eight games and continued an astonishing record in which they have only lost once in their last 19 meetings with Ayr.

Dunfermline's Lee Ashcroft, right, scores his side's second goal in the 2-0 win over Raith Rovers. Picture: Craig Foy/SNS

Raith 0 - 2 Dunfermline: Pars enjoy sweet derby success

At the time of year when neighbours are welcome visitors to bring in the New Year, Dunfermline found Raith Rovers hospitable hosts as they first-footed and were allowed to leave with all three points.

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Dunfermline's Rhys McCabe (left) scores from the spot to make it 1-1. Picture: Graham Stuart/SNS

Dunfermline 1 – 1 Falkirk: Peter Houston fury over penalty

It is the season of goodwill but that did little to pacify Falkirk manager Peter Houston after he launched a scathing attack on referee Euan Anderson following the Boxing Day draw at Dunfermline.

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Arbroath manager Dick Campbell's long and successful career is now approaching 1,300 games. Picture: Greg Macvean

Interview: Dick Campbell on why he won’t walk away just yet

If you didn’t know he was the Incorrigible Bunnet of 
Scottish Football – the Indefatigable Flat Cap – you might think Dick Campbell had just given up the game, stopping two years short of a half-century of service.

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Allan Johnstone led his Dunfermline side to a 2-1 victory over Morton at East End Park. Picture: Michael Gillen

Dunfermline 2 - 1 Morton: Michael Moffat at the double

Michael Moffat was presented with two gifts as he celebrated his 100th appearance for Dunfermline with a match-winning double.

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Ayr keeper Greg Fleming saved two Kallum Higginbotham penalties. Pic: SNS

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.

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.

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.

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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