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The ball is sent over by Joe Cardle, clearance made by Callum Booth. Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance made by Victor Palsson.
Foul by Martin Scott on Joe Cardle, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Austin McCann.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Scott by Austin McCann. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.
David Wotherspoon has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle, clearance by Paul Hanlon.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Paul Burns. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.
The referee penalises Callum Booth for handball. Paul Gallacher takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Joe Cardle. Save by Graham Stack.
Ivan Sproule leaves the field to be replaced by David Wotherspoon.
Centre by Jason Thomson, Header from close range by Andrew Barrowman misses to the right of the target.
Andrew Barrowman is caught offside. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.
Richie Towell has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Joe Cardle has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Foul by Sean O'Hanlon on David Graham, free kick awarded. Sean O'Hanlon is booked. Gary Mason takes the free kick.
Drilled right-footed shot by Joe Cardle. Graham Stack makes a comfortable save.
Junior Agogo takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher.
Paul Hanlon concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Thomson. Austin McCann takes the free kick.
Effort from just outside the area by Callum Booth goes over the bar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andrew Barrowman. Graham Stack takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Martin Scott from the left by-line, save made by Paul Gallacher.
The ball is crossed by Joe Cardle.
Paul Hanlon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Barrowman. Paul Hanlon goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Jason Thomson, save made by Graham Stack.
Martin Scott challenges Andy Dowie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.
Joe Cardle takes a shot. Save by Graham Stack. Paul Hanlon puts the ball into his own net from 6 yards. Dunfermline 2-2 Hibernian.
The ball is delivered by David Graham, Header from close in by Andrew Barrowman misses to the left of the goal. (Hibernian) makes a substitution, with Akpo Sodje coming on for Garry O'Connor. Junior Agogo comes on in place of Leigh Griffiths.
The ball is crossed by Austin McCann.
Ryan Thomson concedes a free kick for a foul on Isaiah Osbourne. Andrew Barrowman is brought on as a substitute for Andy Kirk. Free kick taken by Richie Towell.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Cardle. Graham Stack takes the direct free kick.
Garry O'Connor is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jason Thomson.
Unfair challenge on Ryan Thomson by Isaiah Osbourne results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Dowie. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Mason by Leigh Griffiths. Direct free kick taken by Gary Mason.
Isaiah Osbourne produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 12 yards. Save by Paul Gallacher.
Garry O'Connor is cautioned.
Ryan Thomson finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 1-2 Hibernian.
A goal is scored by Garry O'Connor from just outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-2 Hibernian.
Joe Cardle has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
Garry O'Connor takes a shot. Save made by Paul Gallacher. Martin Scott takes the floated corner, Sean O'Hanlon takes a shot.
Austin McCann produces a cross, save by Graham Stack. Corner from left by-line taken by Joe Cardle.
Martin Scott takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Shot from 12 yards from Ivan Sproule. Austin McCann gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Martin Scott, clearance made by Joe Cardle.
Unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule by Jason Thomson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Hanlon.
Martin Scott takes a shot. Austin McCann gets a block in. Corner taken by Martin Scott, Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Clearance by Austin McCann. Corner from the left by-line taken by Martin Scott, Alex Keddie makes a clearance.
Ivan Sproule scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 0-1 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Garry O'Connor.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Kirk. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by David Graham on Callum Booth, free kick awarded. Martin Scott crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left by-line, clearance by Paul Burns.
Centre by Austin McCann.
Shot by David Graham from 12 yards. Blocked by Sean O'Hanlon. Corner taken by Joe Cardle from the left by-line, Sean O'Hanlon manages to make a clearance. Shot by Alex Keddie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry O'Connor on Gary Mason. Free kick crossed by Jason Thomson.
Joe Cardle delivers the ball, clearance by Sean O'Hanlon. Joe Cardle takes the inswinging corner, Foul by Alex Keddie on Victor Palsson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Graham Stack.
Corner taken by Joe Cardle, Garry O'Connor manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Paul Hanlon on Andy Kirk, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Gary Mason. Jason Thomson produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is swung over by Austin McCann. The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Kirk. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.
The offside flag is raised against Ivan Sproule. Paul Gallacher takes the free kick.
Drilled right-footed shot by Leigh Griffiths. Blocked by Alex Keddie. Corner taken right-footed by Martin Scott, clearance made by Andy Dowie.
A cross is delivered by Richie Towell, clearance made by Andy Dowie.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Kirk on Martin Scott. Free kick taken by Sean O'Hanlon.
Jason Thomson sends in a cross, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.
Corner taken right-footed by Martin Scott to the near post, Andy Dowie manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Martin Scott from the right by-line, Garry O'Connor takes a shot. Alex Keddie gets a block in. Shot by Ivan Sproule from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Andy Kirk on Victor Palsson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Richie Towell, clearance by Austin McCann.
Easton doubts for Dunfermline
Dunfermline have doubts over the fitness of recent signing Craig Easton as they prepare for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League meeting with Hibernian with an injury-depleted squad.
Easton made his debut in last weekend's 3-2 defeat to Kilmarnock but had to be substituted at half-time with a shin injury and is rated just 50-50.
Talismanic midfielder Martin Hardie will definitely miss out again with an ankle injury, whilst Steven McDougall (groin), Nick Phinn (hamstring), Kevin Rutkiewicz (hip) and Steven Bell (Achilles) are also sidelined.
Skipper Austin McCann is expecting to face a fired-up Hibs side determined to kick-start their season when the teams meet at East End Park.
The Pars are seeking their first home win of the campaign but still go into the game with a four-point advantage over their visitors thanks to impressive away victories over St Johnstone and Dundee United and draws with Inverness and St Mirren.
The Fifers were tipped by many to go straight back down following promotion from the First Division this summer, but it is Hibs who travel across the Forth propping up the table after a poor start to the campaign.
However, McCann believes it is probably only a matter of time before the new-look Easter Road side find their feet and, despite their lowly position, he is wary of the threat they will pose his own team.
He said: "Hibs aren't doing great themselves but they've got a lot of threats, a lot of good players that can cause us problems, so we're not going to take them too easy because of the start they've made and the position they're in.
"It will be a tough, tough game.
"It's early doors. I wouldn't say the league's false but there will be a lot of time before the league settles down.
"A lot of managers will want to see where their team is once you've got through the first quarter and you've played everyone else.
"Hibs have had a tough start but they'll be looking to come and take the three points off us. Likewise, we're looking to get our first win at home, so I'm expecting an open game again.
"We kept the majority of our squad and added bits of quality here and there, whereas Hibs have had more of a major overhaul.
"That's maybe reflected in the start they've made, it will maybe take them a bit longer to gel and get together. Hopefully they can start to do that after Saturday."
Hibernian captain Ian Murray could miss out with a knee injury.
Garry O'Connor is set to lead the Hibs attack, while midfielder Matt Thornhill could return from the knock which kept him out of the clash against Aberdeen.
Long-term absentees Phil Airey and Sean Welsh will both miss the trip to Fife.
Paul Hanlon has called on Hibs` fans to get behind the side as they attempt to move off the foot of the table.
"We're bottom of the league; the table doesn't lie," he said. "But it is in our hands to get out of this and we'll be looking to put things right.
"I'd ask the fans to stick with us. They pay good money to watch the team and we're not giving them the performances that they want.
"[Booing] is not a worry; they're just showing frustration. It is the same frustration as we have, because we want to win games too.
"That's football, and we need to try to put that right. Hopefully if we can get things right on the field then they'll come and give us their backing, like they always have.
"Dunfermline will undoubtedly be tough. They've done very well since they came back up to the SPL, but first and foremost we have to concentrate on ourselves and try to play our own game.
"It might be a case of a small bit of luck - an own goal or a deflection - which could win us the game and change our season, but we won't be relying on luck."
Hibs still chasing first league win
Hibernian carelessly let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Dunfermline in an exciting Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash at East End Park.
Ivan Sproule gave the visitors the interval lead with a 37th-minute strike which striker Garry O'Connor doubled six minutes after the break.
But Pars midfielder Ryan Thomson pulled a goal back a minute later before Easter Road defender Paul Hanlon appeared to deflect Jason Thomson's effort in to his own net to hand the Fifers a share of the spoils which at one point had looked unlkely.
Lashing rain and live television, in part, contributed to a poor crowd of 4,116 for the lunch-time kick-off which saw the visitors begin in positive style.
In the fourth minute, following a Martin Scott corner from the right, the ball eventually fell to Sproule, but he cleared the crossbar by some distance with a snatched shot from just eight yards out.
The encounter quickly degenerated in to little more than a frantic series of challenges and mis-placed passes with neither side gaining control.
In the 16th minute Dunfermline defender Jason Thomson sent Andy Kirk in to the box, but the ball ran away from the striker near the by-line and his attempted cut-back was easily mopped up by the Hibs defence.
Two minutes later the Leith men were cut open again when Pars midfielder David Graham sent Jason Thomson through, but his unconvincing drive from 10 yards hit the side-netting.
The home side had their best chance in the 27th minute following a corner from the left by Joe Cardle.
Hibs failed to clear their lines and the ball was helped on to Pars defender Alex Keddie by Ryan Thomson, but his half-hearted volley from 10 yards limped past Graham Stack's right-hand post.
The home side by that point had the edge, but in the 34th minute Kirk had to stretch too far at the back post to get his head on a searching Cardle cross and the ball flew wide.
Three minutes later, and out of the blue, Sproule struck for the Easter Road men.
With the Pars' defence all over the place as Hibs came down the right, O'Connor fed the Northern Irishman and from 10 yards he slid his shot past Paul Gallacher and into the far corner of the net.
After a swift counter-attack seconds from half-time Sproule had another effort deflected for a corner.
The second-half did not take long to show an improvement.
Three minutes after the break Stack did well to stop Austin McCann's deflected cross creeping in at the top corner and Keddie almost got on the end of Cardle's corner which flashed across the six-yard box.
Moments later O'Connor should have made it 2-0 when he was put clean through by Griffiths, but Gallacher got down to his left to push the side-footed drive round the post for a corner.
Sproule flighted the ball in from the right and Sean O'Hanlon's header was goal-bound until McCann headed the ball off the crossbar.
But Hibs had the bit in their teeth and in the 51st minute O'Connor slammed a shot from the edge of the box past the flailing Gallacher and was then booked for taking his shirt off in celebration.
A minute later Dunfermline were back in the game when Ryan Thomson ran along the edge of the Hibs penalty area before leaving Stack flat-footed with a low shot.
The home fans shouted for a foul when Cardle went to the ground in a challenge by Richie Towell, but referee Calum Murray was having none of it.
Andy Barrowman then replaced Kirk before heading a Graham cross over the crossbar from barely five yards out, then O'Connor and Griffiths were surprisingly replaced by Akpo Sodje and Junior Agogo respectively and the double substitution seemed to quickly backfire.
In the 62nd minute Dunfermline levelled when Stack parried a Cardle shot into the air for Jason Thomson to volley back across the goal and the ball came off Hanlon and flashed into the net.
Both teams went looking for the winner which provided an exciting finale.
In the 78th minute Barrowman again missed the target with a header, this time from a Jason Thomson cross before Stack made another decent save down low from Cardle.
There was to be no more scoring, but Dunfermline will claim a moral victory as Colin Calderwood's struggle at Hibs continues.
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