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  • Date:14 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:East End Park
  • Attendance:6,780
  • Kirk (13) Buchanan (81)
  • Griffiths (32)
    O'Connor (74) Griffiths (83)
Goal!

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92:28 +2.28

Foul by Andrew Barrowman on Lewis Stevenson, free kick awarded. Mark Brown takes the direct free kick.

91:02 +1.02

Ivan Sproule is ruled offside. Iain Turner takes the indirect free kick.

89:19

Garry O'Connor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

88:13

Short corner taken by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line.

87:35

Leigh Griffiths takes a short corner.

86:54

Joe Cardle takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

85:47

Isaiah Osbourne goes off and Daniel Galbraith comes on.

85:16

Booking for Leigh Griffiths for dissent.

84:07

Unfair challenge on Andrew Barrowman by Isaiah Osbourne results in a free kick. The referee cautions Isaiah Osbourne for dissent. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Cardle from right channel, Paul Hanlon makes a clearance.

83:00

Leigh Griffiths scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 2-3 Hibernian.

81:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by George Francomb on Joe Cardle. Joe Cardle sends in a cross, Liam Buchanan gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 2-2 Hibernian.

79:30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle from the left by-line, Martin Hardie takes a shot. David Stephens makes a clearance.

78:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Cardle, Ivan Sproule makes a clearance.

77:44

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Joe Cardle played to the near post, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

75:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths by John Potter. The referee books John Potter for dissent. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Callum Booth from left wing, clearance made by Martin Hardie.

74:34

Garry O'Connor grabs a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Dunfermline 1-2 Hibernian.The assist for the goal came from Leigh Griffiths.

74:08

Joe Cardle takes a shot. Save by Mark Brown.

69:59

Andrew Barrowman is caught offside. Free kick taken by Mark Brown. Andy Kirk leaves the field to be replaced by Liam Buchanan. David Graham goes off and Paul Willis comes on.

68:14

George Francomb joins the action as a substitute, replacing Eoin Doyle.

67:38

Andy Kirk goes off and Paul Willis comes on.

67:18

The ball is sent over by Joe Cardle.

66:18

Isaiah Osbourne sends in a cross, Ivan Sproule takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a comfortable save.

65:08

Ryan Thomson on for Gary Mason.

64:41

Andrew Barrowman delivers the ball, Mark Brown makes a comfortable save.

63:15

Andy Dowie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Sproule. Paul Hanlon takes the direct free kick.

60:36

Michael Hart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Cardle. Garry O'Connor on for David Wotherspoon. Patrick Boyle takes the free kick.

59:31

Patrick Boyle delivers the ball, clearance made by Michael Hart.

58:27

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Save made by Iain Turner.

57:51

Foul by David Graham on Isaiah Osbourne, free kick awarded. Callum Booth takes the free kick.

57:21

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line, clearance made by Alex Keddie.

56:57

Isaiah Osbourne takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.

56:07

Unfair challenge on Alex Keddie by Leigh Griffiths results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Iain Turner.

53:23

Foul by Alex Keddie on Leigh Griffiths, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by David Wotherspoon, save by Iain Turner.

52:16

Patrick Boyle fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Alex Keddie.

51:27

The referee blows for offside. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.

50:26

Joe Cardle has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

48:16

The offside flag is raised against Leigh Griffiths. John Potter takes the free kick.

47:27

The offside flag is raised against Andy Kirk. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

45:43 +0.43

Unfair challenge on Andrew Barrowman by David Stephens results in a free kick. David Stephens goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by Joe Cardle.

45:17

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths, save by Iain Turner.

45:06 +0.06

Michael Hart delivers the ball, Ivan Sproule has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

43:36

David Wotherspoon takes a shot. Comfortable save by Iain Turner.

42:13

Andy Kirk is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Brown takes the indirect free kick.

41:45

Eoin Doyle challenges Alex Keddie unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Potter restarts play with the free kick.

39:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Hanlon on Andrew Barrowman. Martin Hardie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

37:45

Corner from the right by-line taken by Joe Cardle, Effort on goal by David Graham from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

36:12

Centre by Eoin Doyle.

33:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson by Andrew Barrowman. Free kick taken by Mark Brown.

32:55

Leigh Griffiths fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Dunfermline 1-1 Hibernian.

31:47

The ball is swung over by David Wotherspoon, clearance made by Alex Keddie.

31:11

The ball is sent over by Andy Kirk, Mark Brown makes a save.

29:19

The ball is sent over by Eoin Doyle.

28:11

David Graham sends in a cross, blocked by Paul Hanlon.

27:11

Andy Kirk is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.

25:00

Martin Hardie challenges Leigh Griffiths unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Hardie is given a yellow card. Ivan Sproule shown a yellow card. Callum Booth crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by David Stephens.

21:37

Corner taken by Joe Cardle from the right by-line, David Stephens makes a clearance.

20:45

David Stephens concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Barrowman. Martin Hardie shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Mark Brown.

19:46

Leigh Griffiths takes a inswinging corner.

19:18

Corner from the right by-line taken by Leigh Griffiths, clearance made by Alex Keddie.

18:47

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Leigh Griffiths, Patrick Boyle manages to make a clearance.

18:20

Andy Kirk challenges Callum Booth unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Callum Booth.

17:20

Michael Hart fouled by Andrew Barrowman, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Hart takes the free kick.

15:42

Centre by Andy Kirk, clearance made by Paul Hanlon.

12:33

Foul by David Wotherspoon on Patrick Boyle, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Joe Cardle, Andy Kirk finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Dunfermline 1-0 Hibernian.Assist by Joe Cardle.

10:58

Andy Kirk challenges Paul Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Brown takes the direct free kick.

9:00

Corner taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon to the near post, clearance by Alex Keddie.

8:47

Eoin Doyle produces a cross, clearance by Patrick Boyle.

6:02

The offside flag is raised against Andy Kirk. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Brown.

4:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Hart by Joe Cardle. Michael Hart takes the direct free kick.

3:23

Unfair challenge on Gary Mason by David Wotherspoon results in a free kick. Martin Hardie fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

2:52

Unfair challenge on Andy Kirk by David Stephens results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Keddie.

1:31

Andy Kirk challenges Paul Hanlon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Brown restarts play with the free kick.

0:34

Leigh Griffiths takes a shot. Iain Turner makes a save.

Match Preview

Turner ready for Pars bow Goalkeeper Iain Turner knows what is at stake as he prepares to make his Dunfermline debut against Hibs. For a Pars team with one win in 18 games - beating Saturday`s visitors 1-0 at Easter Road on November 5 - there would be no better time to secure a first home win of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season as they seek to leapfrog their opponents in the standings. "For any team in the lower half of the table, the last six months of the season is massive," said Turner, who this week signed on loan from Preston until the end of the season. "Every game is very important, but the first win would be a great boost and hopefully we can go on a run from there." Turner's targets are simple - first-team football and keeping the Pars in the top flight. The 27-year-old added: "Every boy in there is confident. In any division if you put a run of wins together you can fly up a league and that's what we're looking to do." The move from North End was confirmed on Wednesday, with Dunfermline manager Jim McIntyre recruiting Turner after Paul Gallacher's season-ending shoulder injury and with understudy Chris Smith struggling to convince he could deputise on a long-term basis. Gallacher is a Scotland international and Turner has been in and out of Craig Levein's squads, while also representing Scotland B. Turner, who began his career at Stirling Albion before moving to Everton, has modest goals at first. He said: "I want to play football. I've been given the chance here, so I'm delighted. "I want to start playing regular football and thankfully the manager has given me a chance here to show what I can do. "Every player brings something different to the table. Hopefully I can show people what I can do, it will help the team and help myself and we'll all be happy." Defender Kevin Rutkiewicz and striker Steven McDougall are set to be included in the Pars squad after another week of training, but Craig Easton, Austin McCann, Nick Phinn and Steven Bell remain absent. Meanwhile, Norwich right-back George Francomb said he had no qualms about joining Hibernian despite their lowly league position. Hibs manager Pat Fenlon has admitted that finding players who are up for a relegation fight is a challenge, but Francomb was eager to experience life in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League, even in the lower reaches. Hibs will go to the bottom of the SPL if they lose at Dunfermline on Saturday, where Francomb could make his debut. But the club's struggles this season did not put off the 20-year-old. "Not at all," said Francomb, who has been reunited with former Norwich youth-team colleague David Stephens. "The gaffer (Paul Lambert) rang me up on Tuesday and he said: `Hibs want you on loan for the rest of the season'. "Automatically I knew I wanted to come straight away. It's a massive club in Scotland and I knew the Scottish Premier League would be a great experience for me. There was never any doubts. "Paul Lambert said I needed to play games and this would be a good experience. I agreed and I couldn't wait to get up here. "This is a great opportunity for me to get good first-team experience, especially in the SPL, and I want to help Hibs get up the league." Despite the prospect of falling to the bottom of the league, Fenlon claims this weekend`s game is no more important than any other. However, he also admits winning is everything at East End Park. "These games it's all about picking up the points and how you play is probably irrelevant if you can win the game," the Irishman said. "We need to try to put a performance in as well but we'll settle for anything as long as we can leave with three points. "There is a big emphasis on the game but I don't think it's the be-all and end-all. "We need to go there and win the game but it's no different from the next week." Garry O'Connor, Grk and Isaiah Osbourne are all available after injury, but defenders Ian Murray (hip) and Sean O'Hanlon (suspension) are out. Victor Palsson and Matt Thornhill left the club this week while Leigh Griffiths is available with his suspension only counting in the William Hill Scottish Cup.

Formation:442Manager: Jim McIntyre

Dunfermline

Formation: 442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

  • Iain Turner
  • John Potter
  • Alex Keddie
  • Andy Dowie
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Joe Cardle
  • Martin Hardie
  • Gary Mason
  • David Graham
  • Andrew Barrowman
  • Andy Kirk
  • SUBS
  • Chris Smith
  • Kevin Rutkiewicz
  • Steven McDougall
  • Liam Buchanan
  • Paul Willis
  • Ryan Thomson
  • Shaun Byrne

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Match Report

Griffiths at the double to lift Hibs Leigh Griffiths' double earned Hibernian a vital 3-2 Clydesdale Bank Premier League victory over Dunfermline in their bottom-of-the-table clash at East End Park. Andy Kirk opened the scoring for Dunfermline after 13 minutes but Griffiths levelled 12 minutes before half-time. Substitute Garry O'Connor put Hibernian ahead after 75 minutes before Liam Buchanan levelled the match again with eight minutes remaining. But the home side were dealt a devastating blow only a minute later when a rapid Hibs breakaway ended with Griffiths' shot slipping through the hands of Iain Turner. Defeat left Dunfermline four points adrift of their opponents at the foot of the table. Backed by an impressive travelling support, Hibernian made a bright start and Iain Turner had an early first touch on his debut as he gathered Griffiths' long-range shot after 30 seconds. Dunfermline's first opportunity of the match fell to Martin Hardie but his free-kick was a yard wide of the target. The best chance of the opening 10 minutes fell to Hibernian full-back Callum Booth who linked well with Ivan Sproule before unleashing a stinging effort which Turner did well to turn behind for a corner. Dunfermline grabbed the opening goal after 13 minutes, when Kirk nodded home from six yards out after an excellent delivery from Joe Cardle. Hardie had another opportunity from a set-piece after 21 minutes but Mark Brown made an excellent low stop. After a period of sustained pressure Hibernian levelled the match as Griffiths latched on to David Stephens' header and calmly slotted beyond Turner. David Graham had an opportunity to restore Dunfermline's lead five minutes later but he blazed wide after Hibs had failed to deal with a Cardle corner. Chances were limited in a frantic start to the second half. Gary Mason shot high over the bar for Dunfermline while Sproule's misplaced pass in a promising position prevented the visitors threatening Turner's goal. Just before the hour mark Isaiah Osbourne forced an excellent diving stop from Turner and a minute later the former Scotland Under-21 stopper had to be alert to Griffiths' long-range drive. The introduction of O'Connor after 60 minutes added an extra threat to the visitors' attack and Osbourne picked out Sproule who should have done better with his header at the back post. Good work by Paul Willis led to Cardle forcing Brown into an excellent stop but the hosts fell behind only a minute later. Griffiths laid the ball inside to O'Connor who fired the ball beyond the helpless Turner. After falling behind the hosts upped the pressure on the Hibernian defence and only Booth's goal-line clearance prevented Hardie equalising. With eight minutes remaining Dunfermline's pressure paid off as they levelled the game. The Hibs defence failed to deal with Hardie's free-kick and Buchanan was on hand to blast the ball low into the bottom right-hand corner. Following their deserved equaliser the hosts were dealt a devastating blow when a rapid Hibernian breakaway ended with Griffiths' shot slipping through Turner's grasp and into the net. Dunfermline searched for their second equaliser of the match and were almost handed a gift when Brown failed to handle Cardle's shot but Stephens was on hand to save the keeper's blushes.

Form Guide

    LDLLLL
  • Dunfermline
  • VS
  • Hibernian
  • LLLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Hibernian
  • 0 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 05/11/2011
  • Dunfermline
  • 2 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 17/09/2011
  • Dunfermline
  • 1 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 07/04/2007
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • Dunfermline
  • 30/12/2006
  • Dunfermline
  • 0 - 4
  • Hibernian
  • 23/10/2006
  • Hibernian
  • 3 - 1
  • Dunfermline
  • 21/01/2006

Top Scorers

Dunfermline

  • A Kirk 4
  • J Cardle 4
  • A Barrowman 2
  • R Thomson 2
  • M Hardie 1
  • A McCann 1
  • D Graham 1
  • L Buchanan 1
  • P Burns 1

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 7
  • L Griffiths 4
  • I Sproule 2
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • J Agogo 1
  • R Towell 1

Goals

Dunfermline

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 20
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hibernian

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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