Pars 1 'Well 1

Last updated : 11 September 2004 By Firparkcorner

We did well in the first few exchanges and almost opened the scoring when good work by McDonald on the edge of the box allowed McBride to cross to fire into the six yard box. The ball broke to Foran and his low drive from a tight angle beat the keeper before rebounding off the base of the post. But that was to be our only chance for half an hour.

The Pars took control and we fell behind when a through ball from Dempsey split our back line. Young ran through and his attempt was parried by
Marshall. It fell to Brewster for an easy tap in.

For the next twenty minutes we chased shadows. Mehmet could have killed the game with either a glorious twenty five yard drive or from an easier one on one with Marshall. But our guardian saved the day.

We had a few half chances as the first forty five petered out and Foran had a couple of headers which came close. O’Donnell had a blast at a ruck of players from eighteen yards but there was no way through.

The second half was characterised by both sides giving away possession and chasing overly strong passes which were wind assisted on the plastic surface.

Dunfermline had the better of the half again and they paid the price for poor finishing. Hunt had a header which sneaked past the post and Shields missed the target after a strong run and shot under pressure.

Paterson and Fagan replaced Foran and O’Donnell as Terry tried to get us back in contention.

'Doogay worked well today

Marshall was outstanding in both halves and he produced several first class saves to keep us in touch. Only McDonald could have pipped him to be our man of the match. The wee man’s running and chasing made him our main threat and just as it looked like the East End hoodoo would survive another game he produced a remarkable goal to earn a point.

With eighty eight minutes on the clock he found himself in space some twenty five yards from goal. Hammell aimed a throw in , he turned and struck it on the volley. It flew into Stillie’s left hand corner for a dramatic equaliser. This must be a contender for goal of the season!

Our unbeaten run continues and we will face Dundee United next week with some confidence.