Dunfermline reach the Promised Land of the SPL


Dunfermline will be playing SPL football next season after clinching the First Division title with a 2-0 win over Morton at Cappielow.

Goals from Steven McDougall and David Graham sealed the return to the top flight for Jim McIntyre’s side with a game to spare.

It will be the first time since Season 2006/07 that the Pars have played in the SPL and will look to beat the tag that accompanies every promoted First Division side, that they are destined for the drop almost immediately.

Dunfermline will lift the Championship trophy on the final day of the season when they play host to Falkirk.

Manager Jim McIntyre said, “It is a great feeling to get over the line and that’s what we’ve been striving for all season. We have done it with some style.”

And Director of football Jim Leishman added, “Jim deserves a lot of credit. He’s a young manager with his first club and this is for all the hard work he’s put in.”

After Dunfermline’s second goal of the game, the Pars fans invaded the pitch. And again they invaded the pitch at the final whistle despite Police and Stewards in attendance.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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