By Graeme McGill and Ben Banks

Kevin Nisbet is hopeful that he and Celtic loanee Jonathan Afolabi can continue to cook up a good strike partnership after the pair inspired Dunfermline to a weekend victory.

Both forwards got in on the goals as Nisbet and Afolabi netted on either side of half time to hand the Pars a 2-0 win over Dundee United. They hadn’t beaten the runaway Championship leaders at home in league action since 2007 so it was a terrific result for the club.

Big win for Stevie Crawford. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It was Nisbet’s 23rd goal of the campaign and Afolabi’s first since switching Celtic Park for Fife. His strike partner Nisbet says that the Irishman deserved his goal as he hopes to continue a good relationship with the Hoops loanee.

“I thought the lads to a man were outstanding,” said Nisbet after the match. “It was good for big Jonathan to get his first goal as well so hopefully he can kick on from there. For us it’s a team game.

“Me and John have to work hard up front and keep our shape. I think for us it was just about getting a win again after the defeat to Inverness. Now we’ve got Arbroath on Wednesday which is another big game for us.

Another test awaits. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It was mentioned (that Dunfermline hadn’t beaten Dundee United at home for 13 years). I didn’t know until the gaffer mentioned it but it was just about getting the three points.

“I think we’ve got the pace to break on teams. Hopefully me and John keep striking up a good partnership.”

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