Aberdeen Wanderers 19 Dunfermline 50

DUNFERMLINE head coach Mark Dobson was thrilled after enjoying redemption at a venue where he suffered the "lowest moment" of his reign.

Almost a year to the day that the McKane Park men fell to a 36-19 loss at Aberdeen Wanderers, they returned to the Granite City and recorded an emphatic, bonus point victory to maintain the pressure on Tennent's Caledonia Division One leaders Strathmore.

Dobson told Press Sport: "The pitch was not in a condition that we've been used to in the last seven or eight weeks but the boys applied themselves really well and played some really attacking rugby.

"We scored some of the best tries that we have all season so the boys deserve credit to handle the conditions and play some good rugby.

"To reverse what was probably my lowest moment coaching Dunfermline 12 months ago was very pleasing. After that game, we reviewed what we were doing and it underpins the work we've put in since then.

"I'm pleased. We're at the halfway point now and we can reflect on things this weekend and next weekend in preparation for going to Strathmore in the cup."

Dobson said he was hoping to organise a bounce game with a National League Division Three side ahead of that Caledonia Regional Shield showdown on November 17, and added: "I hope to see the hunger, desire and self-belief the boys have to help us continue on the journey towards Murrayfield.

"If we want to be the best team and to win the league, we have to beat every team that stands in front of us. Having that self-belief that we are good enough to win the league and get close to Murrayfield is pushing the guys to meet my expectations.

"Overall, I'm really pleased with how the boys have applied themselves, and we're heading in the right direction."