Young On Dunfermline Defeat

Rovers fell to a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Dunfermline in Fife, a slightly flattering scoreline for the home side.

It was Rovers who arguably started the game brighter, Andrew Barrowman coming close to notching his third goal in two matches with a headed effort that was hooked away off the line. The professional outfit, Dunfermline, did soon show their quality with two minutes left of the first half, Joe Cardle opening the scoring with one of the Pars first opportunities at goal.

Young commented: “In the first half, I thought we were slightly the better team. That said, they took their chance and scored. It was a great strike from Cardle.”

Despite coming in at the break perhaps undeservedly a goal down, Rovers did continue to show some positive signs at the beginning of the second period, the side continuing to knock the ball about fluently, and could’ve drawn level had Paul Willis’s strike been more accurate.

“We spoke about it at half-time and just started the second half the way we did the first; really positive. They got a free-kick in the middle of the park that wasn’t handball, the guy took the free-kick in a position that it shouldn’t have been, then the goalie makes a mistake.”

Young added: “Again we tried to get into the game and had a couple of chances, but then got punished.”

As the game was coming to an end, Dunfermline looked likely to be ending the game with the three points, however, deep into additional time Young was branded a red card following two bookings, a decision which on reflection he saw as rather harsh.

“The first tackle was definitely a booking, Bakhtaoui got away and I knocked him over. I felt that was fair enough, but the second yellow, I was in front of Rhys McCabe. He probably went over the leg more than I have actually caught him.”

“At 3-0 down with two or three minutes to go, there was nothing in the tackle, obviously he decided that it was going to be a red.”