Dunfermline Athletic 2, Dundee 0.

Dunfermline showed Friday night’s alright for football as they secured a convincing win under the floodlights at East End Park.

Stevie Crawford’s men won a much needed three points, brushing aside Dundee who made it two defeats in front of the television cameras in a week.

Despite a rocky start, the Pars burst into life when Ryan Dow headed home and a majestic strike from Kevin Nisbet followed to secure victory.

Dunfermline had made two changes to the team that lost at Greenock two weeks ago.

Cammy Gill replaced Ryan Scully who dropped to the bench while Kyle Turner came in for the injured Lewis Martin.

The first half an hour provide little to write home about with frantic play from both sides creating nothing.

With neither team managing to get a shot on target and trouble the respective keeper, fans could have been forgiven for questioning how they were spending their Friday evening. However the game took a definite turn when skipper Paul Paton teed the ball forward to Dom Thomas just before the 30 minute mark.

The Kilmarnock loanee managed to bounce through a challenge, doing well to keep hold of the ball, before whipping a cross in for Ryan Dow to sneak past Jordan Marshall and nod into the net.

The goal gave Athletic a much needed push as they immediately looked to continue their attempts on goal with Nesbit, Thomas and Gill looking lively.

It was Nisbet who stepped up to make it two with a goal worthy of winning any match. He picked up a loose ball, stepped inside into the inside of the box and curled a superb ball past Jack Hamilton.

The second half brought more domination for the home team with Nisbet, Thomas and Dow consistently causing problems for the visitors.

Nisbet nearly got another within five minutes but heroics from keeper Hamilton pushed his shot onto the post and the ball trickled out to safety.

Some silky skills from Thomas resulted in Nesbit putting in another good drive which went wide.

Dundee had their first chance on goal in the 67th minute when sub Johnson turned quickly to deliver the ball over the bar.

Nisbet delivered a through ball to Dow but Hamilton blocked and the ball went out for safety.

Dow looked determined to help increase Dunfermline’s lead when he ran through the Dundee defence but this time it was Nisbet's turn to have his effort saved.

A minute later, Johnson had another chance to get past Cammy Gill when he found himself yards from goal but he blasted wide.

With minutes to go, more great play from Dunfermline ended in Nisbet attempting another curler however this time, his effort was blocked and went out for a goal kick.

Dunfermline: Gill, Comrie, Murray, Ashcroft, McGill (Ross 67), Dow (Thomson 86), Turner, Devine, Nisbet, Paton, Thomas.

Subs: Scully, Morrison, Edwards, Todd, McCann

Goals: Dow (28), Nisbet (40)

Yellow cards: McGill, Paton

Dundee: Hamilton, Kerr, McGhee, Meekings, McGowan (Crankshaw 53), McDaid, Dorrans, Callachan, Marshall, Cameron (Johnson 45), Hemmings.

Subs: Ferrie, Byrne, Robertson, Strachan, Forster.

Booked: Callachan

Referee: David Munro

Attendance: 3722