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Dunfermline Ath 2-1 Arbroath

ALBA Challenge Cup

Dunfermline scraped past battling Arbroath to move into the second round of the Alba Challenge Cup.

Andy Kirk produced a sublime 25-yard lob over the stranded goalkeeper to put the Pars ahead just after half-time.

Pars goalkeeper Greg Fleming tipped a 20-yard Paul Watson free-kick past the upright to prevent an equaliser.

Steven Bell nodded the home side further ahead, but Jamie Redman poked home an equaliser before Arbroath's Ian Dobbins was sent off after 87 minutes.

Dunfermline: Fleming, Ross, Higgins, McCann, Glass, David Graham, Bell (Phinn 75), Burke, Gibson (Cardle 65), Kirk (McDougall 80), Bayne.
Subs Not Used: Bald, Holmes. Booked: Gibson. Goals: Kirk 49, Bell 68.

Arbroath: Hill, Doris (McMullan 54), McCulloch, Dobbins, Bishop, Rattray, Lunan, Gibson, Hislop (Milne 89), Sellars, Watson (Redman 70).
Subs Not Used: Burns, Rennie.

Sent Off: Dobbins (87). Booked: Rattray.

Goals: Redman 73.

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