Stevie Crawford was impressed with how his players reacted to failing to find the back of the net against Hearts, by scoring four goals against Raith on Wednesday night.

Last weekend the Pars created plenty of chances against Hearts, but were denied by an in-form Craig Gordon in a 1-0 loss at Tynecastle. However, that didn’t affect how they performed against Raith, as they scored four in a 4-1 victory.

Crawford was delighted that his players didn’t ‘sulk’ after the loss to Hearts and played their natural game.

“Only disappointment”

“Last Saturday was a really good performance against Hearts. The only disappointment was that we didn’t take anything from the game. Tonight I didn’t see any players sulking” he said (official Dunfermline website).

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Dunfermline defeated Raith 4-1 on Wednesday night (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

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“I know that we scored four on the night, we could have scored a few more, so it is really encouraging” Crawford continue.

“Really positive result”

“I know it has been a tough period for the supporters as well as the players. So it is a really positive result to take us into the Arbroath game at the weekend.”

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Dunfermline are currently in second place in the Championship table (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Dunfermline had been in a bit of a poor run of results up until the Raith game. However, the win moves them up to second place in the Championship. That is testament to how well that Dunfermline had performed at the start of the season.

As it stands, they currently trail league leaders Hearts by nine points in the Championship table. Crawford likely won’t be giving up on winning the league. But it seems that a place in the promotion/relegation play-offs looks very attainable.

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