Dunfermline Athletic

Brechin 0 - 3 Dunfermline: Nicky Clark bags a treble

A Nicky Clark hat-trick sent Dunfermline to within a point of fourth place and rekindled their play-off hopes as Brechin slipped ever closer to their inevitable relegation.

Administrator Bryan Jackson giving updates on the financial situation at various football clubs has become a common sight. Picture: Jeff Holmes/SNS

Man who saved Hearts writes play on ‘insanity of Scottish football’

When the observation is put to him that he is among the most influential people in Scottish football over the last 20 years, if not the most influential, Bryan Jackson coughs, splutters, then accepts the compliment with good grace.

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Morton manager Jim Duffy. Picture: Bruce White/SNS

Dunfermline Athletic 0 - 0 Greenock Morton: Stalemate at East End Park

How the hardy souls watching this game at East End Park yesterday were made to suffer – and that wasn’t just because of the near Arctic conditions. A paucity of entertainment and incident would have had most shuddering even in T-shirt weather and only in the closing stages did the hosts come remotely close to achieving their objective of closing the four-point gap separating themselves from Morton and the final Championship promotion play-off spot.


In pictures: The crazy goalie kits of 1990s Scottish football

Whether it was Dragoje Lekovic’s yellow checkerboard, or Nicky Walker’s broken kaleidoscope effort, there were a great many eye-catching goalie kits around Scottish football in the Nineties.

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Harry Davis kept his calm and fired home a penalty for the home side's first goal.  Photograph: Roddy Scott/SNS Group

St Mirren 2 - 0 Dunfermline: Saintly patience pays off

No Morgan, no problem for St Mirren as they returned to form with an ultimately easy and convincing win over Dunfermline despite being without their talismanic winger due to a bout of tonsillitis.

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Queen of the South 0-0 Dunfermline: Draw no good to either team

An uninspiring goalless draw was of little benefit to either of these sides who have fallen five points adrift of the play-off positions.

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Morton striker Gary Oliver. Picture: Michael Gillen

Morton 2 - 1 Dunfermline: Oliver nicks it for Ton

A last-gasp strike from Gary Oliver gave Morton a win manager Jim Duffy admitted they hardly deserved and saw them leapfrog Dunfermline 
to claim a place in the top 

Stephen Hendrie has joined Motherwell on loan for the remainder of the season. Picture: Getty

Transfer deadline day: The done deals in Scottish football so far

Here is a list of all the transfer day deadline days which have been confirmed.

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Men charged for throwing plastic eyeballs onto football pitch

Two men have been charged after plastic eyeballs were thrown on a pitch during a football match.

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St Mirren's Jack Baird celebrates after scoring to make it 2-1. Picture: SNS

Dunfermline 1-2 St Mirren: Lewis Morgan inspires Buddies

Lewis Morgan further enhanced his burgeoning 
reputation as his moment of genius helped St Mirren tighten their grip at the summit of the Championship with a breathless 2-1 triumph against Dunfermline.

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Jai Quitongo came off the bench to secure passage to the next round for Greenock Morton. Picture: SNS/Paul Devlin

Dunfermline 1 - 2 Morton: Quitongo off bench to score winner

It is not as if Dunfermline had not been warned, but for the second time this season Jai Quitongo proved the match-winner for Morton with a late and dramatic winner.

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Dundee United's Emil Lyng tussles with Jean Yves Mvoto of Dunfermline. Picture: SNS.

Dundee United need a Dunfermline-style recovery to rejoin the hunt

If Dundee United are searching for positives in light of their third game in four without a victory, a run that has seen them drop eight points behind league leaders St Mirren, they could do worse than find inspiration from the recent turnaround in fortunes enjoyed by Saturday’s hosts.

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Dundee United keeper Harry Lewis is beaten but Declan McManus' shot hit the post. Photograph: Rob Casey/SNS

Dunfermline 0 - 0 Dundee United: Fans angry after stalemate

The short, sharp burst of boos from the travelling support which immediately greeted the full-time whistle would tell you that a 0-0 draw away to Dunfermline was not the result Dundee United fans were looking for following last weekend’s horrendous 6-1 loss in Falkirk.


Dumbarton 0 - 1 Dunfermline: Cardle boosts Pars play-off hopes

The play-off places at either end of the Championship table were uppermost in both these sides’ minds going into this game and a majestic first-half strike by Joe Cardle was enough to ensure it was Dunfermline whose hopes of being in the mix for the head to heads for promotion that were reinforced.

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Paul Hartley: What else can Falkirk do to stop Dean Shiels abuse?

Paul Hartley has assured Kenny Shiels that Falkirk are doing everything they can to root out the fans who lobbed fake eyeballs at his son, Dean, during Dunfermline’s 2-0 win on Tuesday.

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Rubber eyeballs lie scattered on the East End Park pitch during Tuesday's Dunfermline v Falkirk match. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

How the Falkirk-Dunfermline rivalry reached a new low

Around 13 miles and 30 years of enmity, possibly longer, divides Falkirk and Dunfermline.

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Rubber eyeballs were thrown on to the pitch during the Dunfermline v Falkirk. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Rubber eyeball incident will be in match delegate’s report

The behaviour of the Falkirk fans who threw rubber eyeballs on to the pitch during Tuesday’s derby against Dunfermline has been included in the official report passed to the SPFL, writes Iain Collin.

Rubber eyeballs were thrown on the pitch during Dunfermline's match with Falkirk. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Dean Shiels targeted as rubber eyeballs thrown on pitch

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston has condemned as “unacceptable” the behaviour of the Falkirk supporters who aimed insulting chants at Dean Shiels and threw fake eyeballs on to the East End Park pitch during yesterday’s derby match.

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Dunfermline's Nicky Clark opens the scoring in the 2-0 win over Falkirk at East End Park. Picture: Bill Murray/SNS

Dunfermline 2 - 0 Falkirk: Derby win dedicated to Dean Shiels

As Dean Shiels saluted the home crowd before embracing manager Allan Johnston, it was clear who this Dunfermline triumph was dedicated to.

Referee Craig Thomson shows a red card to Dunfermline's Declan McManus during the match against Falkirk on 4 November. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Volatile Dunfermline v Falkirk clash ‘needs cool heads’

Dunfermline goalkeeper Sean Murdoch insists it would be only natural to expect a hangover in today’s potentially explosive derby with Falkirk following the abuse of team-mate Dean Shiels.

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