By Ben Banks and David Buick
Kevin Nisbet says that Dunfermline must amend the defensive side of their game after watching his side ship three at home to Alloa.
It wasn’t a great day for the Pars as they fell 3-1 to the Wasps. A good start was had when Nisbet put them in front via his 15th goal of this season.
Things quickly fell apart though. Peter Grant’s side equalised a minute later through Adam Brown before Kevin O’Hara put them in front three minutes later.
An Iain Flannigan penalty sealed things at East End Park. It’s left Stevie Crawford’s side in fifth, six points clear of Morton in the relegation play-off spot but three points off Ayr in the promotion one.
Nisbet says things have to improve defensively, although he is taking the blame for the penalty that sealed the game.
“It’s a tough one to take, going 1-0 up we are controlling the game then conceding a corner straight from kick-off isn’t great, we don’t defend it well and they are back in it,” said Nisbet.
“At one each we still think we can control the game and create chances, then obviously we make another mistake. The second half I thought it was just we didn’t look a threat and I take full responsibility for giving the penalty away and that’s killed the game from there.”
“The header I should definitely score then the ball comes out and Jammer (Jamie Macdonald) has made a great save. I’ve hit the ball well and it has went through bodies.
“Then I take the next chance, the next header and I’m thinking this is a going to be a good day we are going to go on and steamroller them. Then it’s two mistakes though and we are down chasing the game.
“That’s nine goals against us in the last three games and every one was preventable. We shouldn’t be needing to score three at East End Park to get something.”