A Kevin Nisbet goal was enough for the Pars to seal the three points. That’s four wins out of five in the league for Crawford’s side who now sit in fourth. The Dunfermline manager was pleased with his team’s performance.
Crawford said: “To a man I thought the boys were really good. We created the best chances, albeit it was a nerve wracking last five minutes with some of the corner kicks and Cammy’s (Gill) pulled off a really good save. We’re delighted to go up the road with the three points.
“There were phases of play that were very good. We cut them open a few times and I thought there were a few occasions we were going to score.
“It was a different type of performance tonight, coming away from home and making it hard for Ayr United, sometimes giving up possession of the ball.
“But every one of them to a man stuck to their job. We reap the rewards because we probably carried a wee bit of luck in that final five minutes to edge the win.”