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  • Date:26 Sep 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:East End Park
  • Attendance:3,057
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Scott Vernon gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Dunfermline 0-1 Aberdeen.Assist by Niall McGinn.

91mins

The referee blows for offside against Stephen Hughes. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.

89mins

Stephen Hughes booked.

89mins

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Cardle from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Langfield.

87mins

Andy Kirk comes on in place of Andrew Geggan.

85mins

The referee penalises Scott Vernon for handball. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Corner taken right-footed by Chris Clark, Andrew Geggan makes a clearance.

84mins

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Barrowman. Stephen Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

Shot from close range by Scott Vernon misses to the right of the goal.

81mins

Stephen Husband challenges Scott Vernon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

80mins

Unfair challenge on Chris Clark by Stephen Husband results in a free kick. Ryan Thomson replaces Josh Falkingham. The ball is swung over by Stephen Hughes.

79mins

Effort on goal by Ryan Wallace from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

78mins

Shot on goal by Scott Vernon from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

75mins

Clark Robertson leaves the field to be replaced by Stephen Hughes.

74mins

Gavin Rae takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Dowie. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Isaac Osbourne from the right by-line, Russell Anderson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

73mins

Corner taken right-footed by Isaac Osbourne from the right by-line to the near post, Andrew Geggan manages to make a clearance.

71mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Cardle, Callum Morris takes a shot. Blocked by Isaac Osbourne.

70mins

Ryan Wallace takes a shot.

67mins

Russell Anderson comes on in place of Josh Magennis.

66mins

Cameron Smith takes a shot. Callum Morris gets a block in. Niall McGinn takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Wallace. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ryan Wallace by Clark Robertson. The referee cautions Clark Robertson for unsporting behaviour. Paul Gallacher takes the indirect free kick.

65mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cameron Smith by Callum Morris. Isaac Osbourne takes the direct free kick.

65mins

Joe Cardle takes a shot.

63mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Reynolds.

61mins

Scott Vernon replaces Johnny Hayes.

59mins

Short corner taken by Johnny Hayes.

57mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Barrowman on Chris Clark. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

54mins

Isaac Osbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Jordan McMillan. Free kick taken by Joe Cardle.

52mins

Shot from just outside the area by Joe Cardle misses to the right of the target.

51mins

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Save by Paul Gallacher.

50mins

Andrew Geggan challenges Gavin Rae unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Isaac Osbourne.

49mins

Andrew Barrowman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Isaac Osbourne. Josh Magennis takes the free kick.

44mins

Cameron Smith takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clark Robertson by Josh Falkingham. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

43mins

Effort from inside the penalty box by Andrew Barrowman strikes the post. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Joe Cardle, clearance by Mark Reynolds.

42mins

Corner taken by Joe Cardle from the left by-line, clearance by Josh Magennis.

41mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Niall McGinn clears the crossbar.

40mins

Joe Cardle challenges Josh Magennis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Hayes crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel, Andrew Geggan makes a clearance.

38mins

Cameron Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Jordan. Free kick crossed left-footed by Joe Cardle from left channel, save by Jamie Langfield.

37mins

Andrew Considine concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Barrowman. Gavin Rae goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from Ryan Wallace from the free kick.

31mins

Foul by Andrew Barrowman on Mark Reynolds, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

29mins

Stephen Husband gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Reynolds. Jamie Langfield takes the direct free kick.

28mins

Ryan Wallace challenges Andrew Considine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Clark Robertson takes the free kick.

28mins

The referee blows for offside. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

The offside flag is raised against Gavin Rae. Paul Gallacher restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

Shot by Ryan Wallace from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

17mins

Corner taken by Johnny Hayes from the left by-line, clearance by Andy Dowie.

15mins

The official flags Ryan Wallace offside. Jamie Langfield takes the indirect free kick.

13mins

The offside flag is raised against Joe Cardle. Jamie Langfield restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Joe Cardle is ruled offside. Jamie Langfield takes the free kick.

12mins

Joe Cardle takes the inswinging corner, Andrew Considine manages to make a clearance.

10mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Husband on Johnny Hayes. Clark Robertson restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Handball by Andrew Barrowman. Free kick taken by Jamie Langfield.

5mins

Stephen Husband takes a shot. Jamie Langfield makes a save.

Match Preview

Falkingham boost for Pars Josh Falkingham should return to Dunfermline's line-up against Aberdeen at East End Park after the midfielder missed Saturday's 4-0 win over Livingston with a virus. Chris Kane's ankle injury continues to keep him sidelined. Assistant manager Gerry McCabe believes his side can see off their SPL opponents, saying: "We defeated Aberdeen 3-0 at East End Park in our best home performance of last season, so we can go into the game with nothing to fear. "They will be tough opponents but being at home is always a good draw to get. They had been struggling to score goals but got three at the weekend, but they also conceded three and that will be a worry for them." Meanwhile, Aberdeen manager Craig Brown has urged his players to seize a "great opportunity" for trophy success. Four of the seven Clydesdale Bank Premier League teams involved in the second round lost to lower-league opposition, and Brown wants his team to capitalise. Brown, who has led his team in three Hampden semi-finals since arriving from Motherwell in December 2010, said: "We've got to approach every game with the determination to be successful because we want to be successful on all fronts. "The SPL is obviously the bread and butter, the priority, but there's a great opportunity for all clubs and, particularly I would say ours at the moment, in this competition, because some of the SPL, I think four are out already, and other teams who could cause a problem, Motherwell and Rangers, we're going to lose one of them. "So there's a great opportunity for us all, for those left, and we want to seize that opportunity so we'll do our utmost at Dunfermline to progress to the quarter-final." The Dons face one of the toughest tests of the SPL teams left though, with the clash seeing them go up against a Dunfermline side led by Jim Jefferies who are unbeaten in the Irn-Bru First Division following their relegation last season. Brown said: "Jim's a wonderful manager and you can be sure he's saying to his players that this is an opportunity to prove themselves. "This is a great opportunity for them to prove that they were deserving of being in the SPL. "Jim's made a couple of good signings and strengthened what was a Dunfermline team that gave us problems last year. "So I think it's a stronger-looking Dunfermline team right now than the one that was relegated." Brown could make changes following Sunday's 3-3 draw with SPL leaders Motherwell. "We'll probably freshen the team but I wouldn't say we'll make massive changes," he said. "We haven't yet decided on the team because one or two have bumps and bruises. "Wee Ryan Fraser, for example, didn't train today (Tuesday). It's not surprising that he's got a few bruises after every game we find, but he's such a brave guy, he never lies down, he gets up and gets on with it, but he's requiring treatment at the moment."

Formation:442Manager: Jim Jefferies

Dunfermline

Formation: 433Manager: Craig Brown

Aberdeen

  • Paul Gallacher
  • Jordan McMillan
  • Andy Dowie
  • Callum Morris
  • Stephen Jordan
  • Joe Cardle
  • Andrew Geggan
  • Stephen Husband
  • Josh Falkingham
  • Andrew Barrowman
  • Ryan Wallace
  • SUBS
  • Michal Hrivnak
  • Andy Kirk
  • Alex Whittle
  • Ryan Thomson
  • John Potter

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