Join the Moff as he travels through time and space to visit Pars games from the past, in his PARDIS time travel machine.
As seen in the photo above, the PARDIS has touched down in Palmerston Park, home of Queen of the South. The Moff will be back there on Saturday when the Pars play Queens in the final Championship game of the season. Today, he has travelled in the PARDIS to the same stadium, 8 years ago this week, to see Dunfermline record a convincing victory.
May 2, 2009 - First Division - Queen of the South 0, Dunfermline 3
The previous Sunday, Dunfermline had lost 2-0 to Falkirk in the Scottish Cup semi final. In the League, promotion hopes faded after a run of 1 win in 10 games between February and March. A recovery in results after that was not enough to lift Dunfermline above an eventual 3rd place finish.
The third last game of the League season saw the Pars take the game to the home team. Andy Kirk had an early shot that was saved, and a few minutes later Alex Burke's 20 yarder went wide of the post. In the 21st minute, Kirk put Dunfermline ahead when he headed in a cross from Nicky Phinn.
Stephen Dobbie, who is currently in his second spell with Queens, was in the home side's line up for this game, showing form that would win him a move to Swansea. He almost pulled a goal back after 24 minutes, but it was the Pars who scored next, in the 26th minute, Callum Woods getting on the end of a Burke cross to put Dunfermline 2-0 up.
The third Pars goal came after 34 minutes when Phinn found the net with a well placed shot from 20 yards.
There were no further goals in the second half, although Graham Bayne came close to making it 4-0. Dobbie had a chance for Queens but was denied by a great tackle from Woods. Queens were reduced to 10 men after 68 minutes when Jim Thomson was red carded after stamping on Bayne.
Pars substitute Rory Loy should have extended the lead in the 87th minute but fired a shot high over the bar.
Pars team: Paul Gallacher, Callum Woods, Austin McCann, Greg Ross, Scott Wilson, Nicky Phinn, David Graham, Alex Burke, Graham Bayne, Andy Kirk, Scott Muirhead.
This is the final adventure for the Moff this season in his PARDIS. Will he be back next season, or will someone else take his place and go travelling in the time machine? Stay tuned to find out over the next few weeks.
On the same week this game was played, the UK number 1 single was, appropriately, "Number 1" by Tinchy Stryder & N-Dubz. The UK number 1 album was "The Fame", by Lady Gaga.