By Graeme McGill 

Stevie Crawford has hailed a brilliant 2-0 Dunfermline win over Dundee United- and says it’s perhaps given the Fifers another chance to look up the table.

Crawford’s Pars side recorded their first home win over the Tangerines in 13 years courtesy of goals from Kevin Nisbet and Jonathan Afolabi. A hoodoo that’s hung over the club since 2007, they managed to break that streak in emphatic fashion.

Crawford’s men bettered Robbie Neilson’s United. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It lifts Dunfermline into sixth, two points outside the promotion play-off positions. They return to action on Wednesday night to face Arbroath in another big Championship match.

“I think it’s a big boost for everybody” said Crawford about the importance of victory over United. “It is a step in the right direction for us but we’re not getting carried away.


“It was nice for Jonathan to get his goal and Dom Thomas for his assist but to a man I thought we were different class.”

Afolabi netted. (Photo By Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

When asked what the most pleasing aspect of his side’s performance was, Crawford replied: “The clean sheet. It starts from the front. I think Kevin Nisbet gets a lot of pats on the back for his goalscoring but if he is willing to come back and do the defensive side of it he’ll have a right good future ahead of him.

“The supporters have been great; Tuesday’s game took us down to seventh in the table. The boys would have felt a little bit of pressure going into today’s game because the league is so tight.

“We’ve now given ourselves an opportunity over the next three or four games to start looking up the way and get ourselves into the play-off positions.”

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