Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford was left pleased with Hearts loanee Craig Wighton as the Pars beat Morton 1-0.
The striker missed a penalty but bounced back to the score the winner that puts the Pars second in the Scottish Championship behind leaders Hearts. It was Dunfermline’s first game since an enforced club shutdown due to a Covid-19 outbreak and Crawford was thrilled.
He said: “Obviously we`ve had a tough couple of weeks but they showed character again. We created chances and forced the Morton keeper to make several saves. We could have scored more goals but I thought that we were dogged in our defending.
“Morton made it difficult for us but we looked like we were going to score goals and we closed the door at the back as well to restrict them to very few chances. We never actually had an interruption into training. Again, because it`s so fluid, the situation that we find ourselves in, we have had to adapt training with numbers or whatnot.
“And as I say the application, the boys have given my coaching staff, enormous credit for trying to be creative and putting on sessions that keep boys to a certain level of fitness, with restricted numbers.”
The goalscorer impressed Crawford, the Pars manager saying: “If you are brave enough to go up and take a penalty kick, the keeper saved it, he is maybe not happy with the way he connected to it but then you have to keep putting yourself in goalscoring positions.
“Craig has done, it was a great move. Scott Banks front foot steals the ball and with a weighted pass to Dom Thomas and it is a great delivery and Craig, as all good strikers do in that six yard area, headed it home.”
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