Dunfermline Athletic

Fixtures : 1999-2000 : Airdrieonians

Sat, 29th Apr 2000 Kick Off: 15:00

Dunfermline 1 Airdrie 0

Saturday, 29th Apr 2000

SFL First Division
David Graham (82) 1-0:

Michel Doesburg was a late off and Jamie Dolan started with Chris Templeman a late addition to the bench.

Eddie May was out injured and neither Ian Ferguson or David Moss would feature because of their accumulated penalty points Calderwood also stated that this would be keeper Kris Mampaey’s last match. The Belgian keeper was returning to the continent for “private reasons”

All this meant the return of Hamish French and Jamie Dolan and a starting place for Owen Coyle

Dunfermline started towards the 240 Airdrie supporters in the East Stand The first chance of the match came after five minutes when Stevie Crawford turned on a Lee Bullen cross from the right but Crawford’s shot was saved by the Airdrie keeper Next Thomson’s lofty pass found Bullen who let the ball fall before hitting it wide right

Former Par Allan Moore was fielded in an unaccustomed left back role and when he missed a cross ball from the left he was relieved to see Lee Bullen’s effort go over the crossbar Next Stevie Crawford teed one up for Coyle but his shot we t for a corner

No 11 Alex Neil was by far Airdrie’s best player and on 13 minutes he produced the visitors only shot on target Fortunately Kris Mampaey was on hand to save Airdrie were not out off the game at all and lloking most unlike themseves in their blue and black strips Stuart Ingram sent a cross from the left flashing across the Pars goalmouth and Mampaey collected although a goal kick was awarded

Justin Skinner was struggling with double vision and was substituted after 22 minutes Two other chances fell to Dunfermline before half time with John Potter first setting up Jamie Dolan and then Bullen, Crawford and Coyle combining well to create a chance that the keeper stopped

Petrie and Thomson produced a break down the left but Thomson’s cross found no one The first half finished with a late tackle by Neil on Mampaey Kenny Clark withheld a card debut and Airdrie went in at the interval 0-0

Half time: Dunfermline 0 Airdrie 0

At the very start of the second half a Petrie prod almost set up Coyle but the former Well man failed to make any connection on the chance

Six minutes into the half Crawford played a 1-2 with Reid on the edge of the visitors box but the striker was closed down Similarly on 58 minutes Dunfermline were clear but Bullen’s shot went wide right

Three minutes later Forrest’s slip up let in Dolan but his effort was deflected over the crossbar Brian Reid’s harmful header from a corner left hit the underside of the crossbar but no goal was given

After 65 minutes Dolan linked with Crawford but his attempt went over the crossbar Dsunfermline had upped the pace and one felt a goal was imminent

David Graham came on for Owen Coyle who had shown for 74 minutes why he would not make it in the SPL next season

A Lee Bullen cross from the left was driven over the crossbar by Jimmy Sandison before Chris Templeman had a shot saved and then Graham supplied crosses for French and Templeman

Time was running out but Petrie was not for giving up The Pars man got to the by line to cross from the left David GRAHAM met the cross and turned the ball in the net to give the Pars the lead

With five minutes remaining Graham sent over a cross but Petrie’s shot was saved Not a pretty performance but three points just the same.

DUNFERMLINE: Kris Mampaey: Scott Thomson, Jason Dair, Justin Skinner (Brian Reid 13), John Potter, Jamie Dolan (Chris Templeman 74), Hamish French, Lee Bullen, Stevie Crawford, Owen Coyle (David Graham 66), Stewart Petrie
SUBS NOT USED:
SCORERS: Graham (82)

AIRDRIEONIANS: Wilson, Stuart Easton, Eddie Forrest, Sandy Stewart, Stewart Greacan, Jimmy Sandison, Allan Moore, Stuart Ingram (Darren Brady 70), Niall Thompson (William Struthers 90), Stuart Taylor, Alex Neil
SUBS NOT USED: Rob Coulter
YELLOW CARD: Thompson (76)

REFEREE: Kenny Clark (Paisley)
WEATHER: Overcast
ATTENDANCE 4378

NEXT MATCH:

Views : 304

Related Stories


ParsTV Highlights To Follow for First team matches.

Match Photos To Follow.

Advertisement :
/files/SHOP_WEBSITE_5832.jpg
  • files/sms2_red_copy_8356.jpg
  • /files/business_clubadvert_3633.jpg
  • /files/youngpars_2016_9593.jpg
  • files/Specialist_Cars_RHS_Aug_19_6755.jpg
Archives
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
1991
1986
1979
1968
1965
1962
1961
1960
1957
1949

To top