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29 November 2000, Scottish Premier League:
Dunfermline 1, Hearts 0
Today, the PARDIS has taken the Moff back to 2000 and a midweek home game for Dunfermline. The Pars occupied 8th place in the 12 team Premier League, in what was their first season in the top division under manager Jimmy Calderwood. Dunfermline's recent form was not so encouraging, with only 2 wins from the previous 11 league games. Six points clear of a relegation place, they were 8 points behind visitors Hearts.
Influential captain Ian Ferguson was missing for Dunfermline. Hearts had former, current or future international capped players in Anti Niemi, Steven Pressley, Gordan Petric, Colin Cameron, Gordon Durie, Scott Severin and future Par Andy Kirk. For the Pars, Andrius Skerla and Stevie Crawford were current internationlists, and Barry Nicholson would be capped the following year for the first time.
The game kicked off in a heavy wind, which made life difficult for both teams. The crowd of 5642 who had braved the cold November evening saw the game's only goal after 39 minutes. Pars fullback Jason Dair played a cross across the box from the left. What followed was a personal disaster for Hearts defender Pressley, who completely misjudged the flight of the ball as it passed several players on its way towards the goal. Pressley decided against a routine clearance, let the ball pass him and looked on in horror as it sailed into the net to put Dunfermline 1-0 up.
The second half was dominated by Dunfermline, with Crawford and Nicholson both going close. Nicholson's effort is pictured here, a low shot that Niemi in the Hearts goal did well to stop. The win moved the Pars into a comfortable midtable position, and gave keeper Marco Ruitenbeek his tenth shut out in 20 League and Cup games so far that season.
Pars line-up (with squad numbers):
On the week this game was played, the number 1 song in the UK singles chart was "Can't Fight The Moonlight" by LeAnn Rimes.
The number 1 album was Westlife, with "Coast To Coast".
The UK's number 1 movie was Charlie's Angels, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Lui.