By David Buick
Kevin Nisbet got on the scoresheet again as Dunfermline beat Morton 3-1 at East End Park.
Nisbet scored from the spot to hand the Pars the lead before Greg Kiltie doubled their advantage in the second half.
Reece Lyons got one back for Morton before Nisbet sealed the game six minutes from time. Dunfermline are now in third following this result whilst Morton are two points off the bottom.
Here are three things we learned.
Nisbet the hero for the Pars again
Nisbet made it 13 league goals for the season and capped a wonderful week for him and his side off with two goals. Three wins and seven goals for Nisbet have helped propel the Pars into third in the league.
The Dunfermline striker has been the subject of much talk in recent weeks with transfer speculation combining with his red-hot form and he continued the trend with another impressive outing.
Nine goals in the last four games at East End Park have helped the Pars begin to turn their home into somewhat of a fortress and Dunfermline supporters will hope this run of form by Nisbet and his teammates continues.
Change in shape proving a fruitful tactic for Dunfermline
Having lost captain Paul Paton to injury for Tuesday’s game away to Ayr, Stevie Crawford brought in Harry Cochrane for Andy Ryan as the Dunfermline manger shifted from the conventional 442 to a 433 and its certainly paid dividends for the Pars.
Bringing Cochrane into the midfield and allowing Ryan Dow and Kiltie to play as fluid front three with Nisbet has resulted in two big wins for Dunfermline.
Crawford will certainly be faced with a selection headache when captain Paton is fit again, and brings the welcome dilemma of knowing his players seem equally comfortable in two different systems.
Away misery continues for the Ton
Eight away games for Morton in the league this season and eight defeats. David Hopkin’s men can’t buy a win away from home at the moment.
Some controversial officiating combined with some pretty poor defending cost the Greenock side this afternoon and the travelling Morton fans will be heading home disappointed once again after an away game.
Luckily for Morton their home form has been very good, although with league leaders Dundee United visiting them on Tuesday night. Hopkin will be hoping that home form comes to their aid once again as his side are still sitting close to the relegation playoff places.