Dunfermline Ath 1-3 St Johnstone

11 April 2009 05:13
St Johnstone are poised to be crowned league champions after defeating 10-man Dunfermline at East End Park. Saints took the lead in the 18th minute when Martin Hardie fired in the opener. Dunfermline equalised 10 minutes later when Andy Kirk slotted in a penalty, then St Johnstone restored lead before the break through a Gary Irvine strike. The visitors extended their lead from the spot after Scott Wilson was red carded for felling Steven Milne and Liam Craig slotted past Paul Gallacher. Dunfermline: Gallacher, Woods, Wilson, Phinn (Loy 71), Shields, Muirhead (McCann 10), Bell, Burke, Bayne, Kirk, Graham (Ross 48). Subs Not Used: Willis, Paterson. Sent Off: Wilson (48). Booked: McCann, Kirk, Bayne. Goals: Kirk 29 pen. St Johnstone: Main, Irvine, Anderson, Millar, Rutkiewicz, Gartland, Swankie (Sheerin 46), Hardie (Doris 77), Milne, Samuel (Holmes 81), Craig. Subs Not Used: Kinniburgh, McLean. Booked: Gartland, Hardie. Goals: Hardie 18, Irvine 41, Craig 48 pen. Att: 3,595 Ref: S O'Reilly

Source: BBC_Sport