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Ladbrokes League 1: Free-scoring Dunfermline fly out of the blocks

| 10.08.2015

Dunfermline Athletic enjoyed a near-perfect start to the Ladbrokes 2015-16 League 1 season, with a resounding 6-1 win at Brechin.

The Pars were 4-0 up at half-time, continuing their hot-steak in front of goal which has now seen them score 15 goals in just three League and Cup games this season.

Before the Dunfermline faithful get too excited though, boss Allan Johnston has warned that despite the romp, there is work to be done.

Johnston told The Courier: “I am delighted with the result but we didn’t hit the heights of last week. We didn’t pass the ball well enough but we scored some goals that were a wee bit special and had too much quality for them.”

Last season’s League 2 champions Albion Rovers also got off to a fine start against Ayr.

Ross Davidson put Rovers ahead two minutes in, and a double from Ally Love sealed a 3-0 success at Cliftonhill, avenging the three-one Challenge Cup loss at Ayr two weeks ago.

Having missed out in the play-offs last season, promotion-hopefuls Stranraer got their campaign off to a winning-start after a last minute penalty at Cowdenbeath.

The Blue Brazil’s misery was compounded when Declan Hughes saw read in stoppage time at Central Park.

Airdrieonians have only lost two of their last seven league games, but both have now come against Forfar.

Chris Templeman got the Sky Blues off the mark in rapid fashion, scoring the only goal just two minutes in at the Excelsior Stadium.

The only match to end all-square on the opening weekend came at Peterhead, who fought from two-nil down at home to Stenhousemuir.

Stenny found themselves two-up inside ten minutes at the Balmoor Stadium, but a red-card for Stuart Malcolm shortly after half-time handed the hosts the opportunity to draw level.

Despite being pegged back, Warriors manager Brown Ferguson seemed satisfied with a point, telling the Daily Record: “It’s mixed emotions because coming to Peterhead you would say a 2-2 draw is a good result.”

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.