By David Buick

Dunfermline manager Stevie Crawford was left bitterly disappointed as his side fell to a 3-1 defeat at home to Alloa.

The Pars took the lead through in-form striker Kevin Nisbet. He made it 15 league goals for the season with a well-placed header. Alloa then rallied and within a minute were level through Adam Brown, who was able to capitalise on some poor defending and goalkeeping to equalise.

Nisbet netted again. (Photo by Robbie Boyd)

The Wasps jumped in front four minutes later as Kevin O’Hara finished well after yet another defensive mistake by the Pars. Scoring on the day was rounded off in the second half as Iain Flannigan scored from the penalty spot after a foul by Kevin Nisbet was penalised by referee Steven Reid.

Crawford has been left frustrated as his side fell to defeat after a strong start to the game.


“I’m very disappointed with the result. I thought for the opening twenty minutes we were very good,” Crawford said. “Jamie MacDonald’s pulled off a couple of good saves in the early parts and we scored a good goal.

Stevie Crawford has been left dejected by defeat. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“Then right from kick off we concede a corner kick too easily. We should have done better from the resulting corner. Looking at the second goal back, for as much as it’s a poor clearance from us. It ricochets to Kevin O’Hara and he’s offside when the ball comes to him which is disappointing.

“The third goal comes from a Jamie MacDonald kick and Kevin Nisbet’s trying to fill in for Greig Kiltie and tackles like strikers do. But we shouldn’t find Kevin having to track back their anyway.

“We’re conceding too many goals at the moment and that’s something we’re going to have to address. A really, really good start to the game could have got us up into the playoffs at the end of the night but we’re not. We have to look at things and address things.”

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