DUNFERMLINE ATHLETIC Ladies head coach Angie Comrie believes that her players let the occasion get to them as the team's second outing at KDM Group East End Park ended in defeat.

On Sunday, they entertained Linlithgow Rose in the Scottish Women's Football League (SWFL) East, sitting proudly at the top of the table, having won each of their opening three matches.

However, in what turned out to be a goal feast for those who attended, the Pars finished on the wrong side of an astonishing 8-5 defeat.

The match was the second time that a Dunfermline Athletic Ladies side had played a match at East End, with the previous occasion seeing them hit 10 goals without reply against Falkirk Development in May.

Ahead of the game, Comrie described returning to the stadium as "a special occasion" for the team, but a clinical Linlithgow side took home the points.

The Pars found themselves three goals behind, before another for the visitors saw them 4-1 behind at half-time.

Linlithgow then added a fifth, before Davie grabbed her second of the game, and Meg Reilly added a third after the visitors had scored a sixth.

Ellis Yeaman's penalty made it 6-4 and the Pars, who had a second spot-kick saved, pulled another goal back through Caitlin Ross, but their opponents added two more to seal the win.

"It's always a privilege to play at East End Park," Comrie said.

"The girls love it. I think they let the occasion get to them this time. We made it very hard for ourselves, however, credit to Linlithgow for being very clinical in front of goal.

"We did get ourselves back in it after half-time but, after their goalkeeper saved our penalty, our heads went down again, and it was game over once they scored their seventh.

"I have to praise our girls though. In the second half they did show a resilience to try and get back in it. The management team looked at what we could've done differently too, so I think this game was a reality check."

This Sunday, the teams will lock horns again, with Dunfermline travelling to West Lothian for a League Cup, Group B match, which kicks off at midday.

Linlithgow lost their opening match in the competition, to Armadale Thistle, whilst the Pars won theirs 4-1 against Edinburgh Uni Thistle.