By David Buick

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford was delighted with his side’s performance as his players bounced back from a disappointing Scottish Cup defeat at Stranraer with a thumping of Partick Thistle at East End Park.

Four goals from Kevin Nisbet and a first goal since January 2015 for Lewis Martin made for a comfortable 5-1 victory for the Pars.

Martin scored a rare goal. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

That’s four wins in a row at East End Park and a much needed bounce back from the disappointing cup exit at Stranraer.

Stevie Crawford spoke after the game about his pleasure at the response of Nisbet and his teammates after the Stair Park display: “Last week there was disappointment. Players get to a certain age where they’ve got to take responsibility as well and it showed during the week that it mattered to him.

“I think as a staff and a club we’ve looked after players that we’ve brought in and signed, and his performance today (Nisbet) showed he wanted to give something back as did all the boys.

Crawford is pleased with his Dunfermline players. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“After last week, I’ve said its great to get a reaction. We’ve moved on from it but we’ve got to remember those feelings (from last week), and as I said the reaction from the boys was different class today.”

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