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22 March 1997, Premier Division:
Dunfermline 2, Celtic 2
Today, the PARDIS has taken the Moff back to 1997 and a game at East End Park against Celtic.
In the Pars' first season back in the Premier Division after a 4 season absence, manager Bert Paton retained many of the stalwarts from previous seasons - among them Ian Westwater, Ivo Den Bieman, Andy Tod, Craig Robertson and Hamish French. The team were enjoying a good run of form as they prepared to face Celtic, whose team included former Dunfermline full back Jackie McNamara, plus Celtic legend Paul McStay, who was in his 16th and final season with the club.
A crowd of 12,447 fans filled East End Park and saw Celtic striker Jorge Cadete have 2 early chances that were blocked by the Pars defence. In the 16th minute, a combination of 2 headers gave Dunfermline the lead: Andy Tod won a challenge in the air, with the ball finding Gerry Britton who glanced a header past Stuart Kerr in the Celtic goal to put Dunfermline 1-0 up.
Harry Curran made it 2-0 after 29 minutes. Britton played the ball to the Pars midfielder and he hit what seemed to be a cross into the box that sailed beyond Kerr and into the net.
In the 61st minute Celtic pulled a goal back through Phil O'Donnell's shot from inside the 6 yard box. Celtic then equalised after 71 minutes when Tosh McKinlay's long cross-field pass reached Simon Donnelly who controlled the ball and shot past Westwater.
The result kept Dunfermline in the top 6 of the Premier Division with 5 games left. Paton's team ended the season in 5th place. Celtic finished second, 5 points behind Rangers.
Pars team: Ian Westwater, Ivo Den Bieman, Raymond Sharp, Andy Tod, Steve Welsh, Harry Curran, Hamish French, Craig Robertson, Andy Smith, Gerry Britton, Derek Fleming. Subs: Colin Miller (for Fleming), Marc Millar (for Curran) and Allan Moore (for Smith).
On the week this game was played, the number 1 song in the UK singles chart was "Who Do You Think You Are" by the Spice Girls.
The number 1 album was also by the Spice Girls, with their debut album "Spice".
The UK's number 1 movie in that week was "Liar Liar" starring Jim Carrey.