Half time - Dunfermline 1 Aberdeen 0
The home side started the second period very brightly, Smith and Lochhead both coming close with excellent shots from the edge of the area. Luke came even closer in the 54th minute flashing a fine effort into the side net after good work down the right from full back Duncan. The Dons came into things and Kesi Omolokun's excellent ball forward nearly sent Dangana clear but the Pars defence snuffed out the danger. Craddock was again called into action to thwart Lochhead just before Paul Sheerin made a double change bringing on Hutchison and Antoniazzi for Robertson and Norris. The switch saw the Dons go to a three man back line and the introduction of fresh legs gave the team a lift as they showed good attacking intent as they pursued an equaliser. Dunfermline however were very disciplined and ensured Gill was well protected. A great cross from Toby Wells created a chance for Anderson but he couldn't direct his header on target - a real let off for the home side. Dangana produced some great skill in the box but he could not find a red shirt with his pass and the ball was cleared. Duthie made another fine run down the left and his shot was not far away. Thomas had a chance from a free kick eight minutes from time but the defensive wall stood firm to block then Lochhead tried his luck at the other end shooting wide from twenty yards. Terry Taylor replaced Frank Ross on 87 minutes then Antoniazzi shot over when well placed just before the end as Dunfermline held out for the win.