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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Falkirk Stadium
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91:13 +1.13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Willie Gibson by Mark Millar. The referee red cards Mark Millar for serious foul play. Pat Clarke receives a yellow card. Chris Smith restarts play with the free kick.

90:46 +0.46

Pat Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Duffie. Robert Olejnik takes the indirect free kick.

88:00

Kenny Deuchar concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dowie. Chris Smith takes the indirect free kick.

86:49

Kenny Deuchar takes a shot. Corner taken by Kenny Deuchar, clearance made by Chris Higgins.

85:18

Mark Millar produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

83:52

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Millar, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Ryan Flynn goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

82:41

Unfair challenge on Kenny Deuchar by Andy Dowie results in a free kick. Nick Phinn is given a yellow card. A cross is delivered by Burton O'Brien, Brian McLean takes a shot. Save made by Chris Smith.

81:40

Steven McDougall takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

79:40

Gary Mason fouled by Carl Finnigan, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Finnigan receives a caution. Gary Mason shown a yellow card. Gary Mason takes the free kick.

79:40

Foul by Carl Finnigan on Gary Mason, free kick awarded. Carl Finnigan receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Gary Mason receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Gary Mason.

76:36

Kenny Deuchar is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Smith.

76:04

Carl Finnigan takes a shot. Save by Chris Smith.

73:59

Shot by David Graham from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

72:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Mason on Carl Finnigan. Kallum Higginbotham crosses the ball in from the free kick, Andy Dowie manages to make a clearance.

72:05

Foul by Nick Phinn on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Kallum Higginbotham takes the free kick.

67:43

David Graham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Duffie. Ryan Flynn takes the free kick.

64:50

Willie Gibson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Cardle. Andy Kirk leaves the field to be replaced by Steven McDougall.

61:36

Foul by Ryan Flynn on Joe Cardle, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Cardle, Thomas Scobbie makes a clearance.

61:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Cardle by Kallum Higginbotham. Austin McCann takes the direct free kick.

60:07

Kenny Deuchar on for Mehdi Khalis.

57:29

Unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham by Austin McCann results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Burton O'Brien.

56:07

Unfair challenge on Pat Clarke by Mehdi Khalis results in a free kick. Joe Cardle delivers the ball, Header on goal by Chris Higgins from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

55:26

David Graham takes a shot.

53:55

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Stewart, Austin McCann makes a clearance.

53:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Joe Cardle.

52:24

Mehdi Khalis challenges Pat Clarke unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Cardle delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.

51:42

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Ryan Flynn misses to the left of the target.

51:15

Nick Phinn takes a shot. Robert Olejnik makes a save.

49:40

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Stewart from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Nick Phinn.

48:59

Gary Mason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kallum Higginbotham. Burton O'Brien takes the free kick.

48:09

Shot on goal by David Graham from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

45:01

Kieran Duffie replaces Jason Marr.

45:01

Jack Compton leaves the field to be replaced by Carl Finnigan.

44:36

Effort on goal by Mark Stewart from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

42:54

Foul by Andy Dowie on Mark Stewart, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Jack Compton from the free kick.

41:14

Thomas Scobbie concedes a free kick for a foul on Pat Clarke. Free kick taken by Andy Dowie.

40:59

David Graham is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Mehdi Khalis.

39:27

Effort on goal by Mark Stewart from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

37:31

Foul by Jason Marr on Joe Cardle, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Cardle, save by Robert Olejnik.

36:23

Inswinging corner taken by Joe Cardle from the right by-line, clearance made by Mehdi Khalis.

35:06

Jason Marr concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Dowie. Free kick taken by Andy Dowie.

31:13

Unfair challenge on Andy Dowie by Mehdi Khalis results in a free kick. Gary Mason takes the direct free kick.

29:18

David Graham comes on in place of Paul Willis.

26:49

Unfair challenge on Joe Cardle by Jason Marr results in a Penalty. Booking for Jason Marr for unsporting behaviour. A save by Robert Olejnik from penalty by Andy Kirk. Falkirk 0-1 Dunfermline.

26:49

Jason Marr gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Joe Cardle. The referee shows Jason Marr a yellow card. Placed penalty taken by Andy Kirk saved by Robert Olejnik. Falkirk 0-1 Dunfermline.

26:10

Effort from the edge of the box by Andy Kirk goes wide of the left-hand post.

25:14

Kallum Higginbotham has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

21:05

Foul by Austin McCann on Kallum Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Jack Compton delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

19:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Willis by Mark Millar. Andy Dowie takes the direct free kick.

18:45

Effort on goal by Paul Willis from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

18:45

Effort on goal by Paul Willis from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

17:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Millar on Joe Cardle. Direct free kick taken by Chris Smith.

17:03

Corner taken by Jack Compton from the left by-line.

15:55

Pat Clarke scores a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Falkirk 0-1 Dunfermline.Assist by Joe Cardle.

14:33

Shot from deep inside the area by Andy Kirk clears the crossbar.

13:54

Outswinging corner taken by Joe Cardle, clearance made by Thomas Scobbie.

13:31

Joe Cardle takes the inswinging corner, save by Robert Olejnik.

11:45

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jack Compton from the left by-line to the near post, Thomas Scobbie has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

11:32

Mark Millar takes a shot. Chris Smith makes a save.

10:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Stewart on Joe Cardle. Joe Cardle delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Brian McLean.

5:07

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Jack Compton from the left by-line to the near post.

4:43

Andy Kirk is ruled offside. Jason Marr takes the free kick.

3:37

Andy Kirk concedes a free kick for a foul on Mehdi Khalis. Robert Olejnik takes the free kick.

3:08

Jack Compton produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee ends the match.

Match Preview


New signings boost Falkirk

Falkirk include all five summer signings in their pool for the mouth-watering opening day clash with visitors Dunfermline.

French Defender Mehdi Khalis, former Celtic players Jason Marr and Mark Millar, striker Kenny Deuchar and former Rochdale frontman Kallum Higginbotham have all been included in manager Steven Pressley's squad.

Left-sided defender Marc Twaddle is absent through suspension with young defender Calum McLean ruled out because of a knee problem.

Pressley said: "Everyone here is really looking forward to this game. There will be a big crowd and a fantastic atmosphere. I know that we will need to play well as Dunfermline are one of the favourites for the league and we have watched them several times to ensure we get our tactics right."

Dunfermline are without summer signing Alex Keddie as the defender starts a two-game suspension while midfielder Steven Bell is also banned.

Alex Burke has been ruled out through injury, but Nicky Phinn and Willie Gibson have returned to training and are included in manager Jim McIntyre's travelling party.

McIntyre's assistant Gerry McCabe is confident that his men will take the game to their hosts.

He said: "We will go there and set our stall out to go and attack Falkirk.

"This is real chance for us to test ourselves and were we are against a club that will also fancy their chances of challenging for the title."

Formation:451Manager:

Falkirk

Formation: 442Manager: Steven Pressley

Dunfermline

  • Robert Olejnik
  • Jason Marr
  • Brian McLean
  • Mehdi Khalis
  • Thomas Scobbie
  • Ryan Flynn
  • Burton O'Brien
  • Mark Millar
  • Jack Compton
  • Kallum Higginbotham
  • Mark Stewart
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Barclay
  • Kenny Deuchar
  • James Bloom
  • Carl Finnigan
  • Kieran Duffie

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Match Report

Pars edge out Falkirk Pat Clarke was on target as Dunfermline claimed a 1-0 opening-day victory over Falkirk despite a penalty miss. Clarke nodded home Joe Cardle's cross in the 16th minute to seal the points. Pars goalkeeper Chris Smith was earlier called into action when he tipped Mark Millar's 20-yard shot over the bar, and from the corner Thomas Scobbie headed over from six yards. Dunfermline's advantage should have been doubled shortly before the half hour when Cardle was fouled in the area by Jason Marr, but Bairns keeper Robert Olejnik parried away Andy Kirk's spot-kick. In the second-half, Dunfermline continued to carry the greater threat and David Graham rattled the crossbar with a 55th-minute shot from the edge of the box. Brian McLean came close to equalising for Falkirk with a header eight minutes from time, but Smith touched over once more.

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