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Bet Butler Stadium (ATT 1,043) 5th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Brines

Dumbarton Dumbarton vs Dunfermline Athletic Dunf'mline

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Last Updated: 05/01/13 8:18pm

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Andy Barrowman: Scored Dunfermline's winner

Andy Barrowman: Scored Dunfermline's winner

An early goal from Andy Barrowman earned Dunfermline a 1-0 victory at Dumbarton and sent the Pars to the summit of the First Division table.

With Morton and Partick Thistle being held at Cowdenbeath and Livingston respectively, Jim Jefferies' side took full advantage to top the standings on goal difference.

Just 50 seconds were on the clock when Barrowman arrived unmarked to slot home an Alex Whittle centre which the Sons defence failed to deal with.

Any expected onslaught failed to materialise and Dumbarton came close to levelling in the next few minutes through Steven McDougall and Jim Lister.

At the other end Barrowman almost bagged his second goal of the game but he was just inches away from connecting with a fine Ryan Wallace cross.

After the break home keeper Jamie Ewings had to be alert to beat out a Wallace effort before Barrowman had an 'goal' correctly ruled out for offside.

Dumbarton finished the game strongly but a mixture of fine goalkeeping from Paul Gallacher and some sloppy finishing saw the three points return to Fife with the new league leaders.

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Scottish Championship

Scottish Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Hearts 30 81
2 Hibernian 30 55
3 Rangers 29 55
4 Queen Of The South 30 47
5 Falkirk 30 46
6 Raith Rovers 30 42
7 Dumbarton 30 33
8 Alloa Athletic 31 20
9 Cowdenbeath 30 19
10 Livingston 30 14