COACH Mark Dobson said his Dunfermline side’s 65-0 win at home to Ellon was the “most pleasing performance” of the season.

A minute’s applause was held before kick-off to former player and resident, Ken Fraser, who died last month after an illness.

Despite the visitors starting strongly, Dobson’s men were clinical and were 29-0 up by the break with the bonus point already secured.

Harvey Gardiner fended off three tackles to record the opening try at McKane Park, with captain Craig McKenzie finishing under the posts before Alex Jenkins scoring try number three.

Lliam Quarm made it four tries with his first of the afternoon as the first half came to a close with Adam Fraser kicking over the other points.

Gardiner got his second try after the restart with Cameron Dunn finishing off a disguised pass from Stuart Roy.

Gardiner would secure his third after a powerful run, with Calum Allardice going over minutes later.

Quarm grabbed his second before Fraser added the game’s final seven points as he converted his own try with the last kick of the match.

Dobson was delighted with his side’s ruthlessness and said: “It was a really pleasing performance, probably our most pleasing performance of the season in terms of the execution of our gameplan.

“Ellon were a handy side, with strong, young players and they started strongly and showed they were really up for a contest.

“I think the scoreline almost flatters us in a way, as it never looked like it would be a 65-0 win at the start of the game.

“However, we were able to put the opposition away and scored some fantastic tries.

“It’s taken me a year to build the attacking philosophy I want to have at this club.

“I want to play fast, attacking rugby and for everyone to be comfortable with the ball in their hands.

“There’s a real enthusiasm and general positivity at the club right now, across the whole rugby community.”

The victory keeps Dunfermline in second place – on goal difference, ahead of Grangemouth – in the Caledonia League Division One table.

Dobson’s men will now travel to Grangemouth on Saturday (3pm kick-off), and he wants a repeat performance.

He added: “We can’t become complacent.

“We have a lot of boys in good form and I’m expecting another good performance from them.”