The exhilarating early season form being displayed by Dunfermline showed no signs of abating on Saturday as the Pars coasted to a comfortable home victory over a struggling Stranraer side.
The game was particularly memorable for defender Jason Talbot who recorded his first goal for the Fifers since signing during the summer after eight years with Livingston.
“It was great to get on the scoresheet today. As a defender it doesn’t happen very often I scored six goals during my time with Livi but hopefully I can get a few more,” he said after the Pars seventh win in eight competitive games this season.
Dunfermline took the lead after 13 minutes. Unsurprisingly the scorer was Faissal El Bahktaoui, the Moroccan frontman volleying home from Michael Paton’s cross to record his 12th goal of the season.
Nine minutes later, Talbot appeared at the back post to connect with Joe Cardle’s cross and send a powerful header beyond Stranraer’s on-loan Raith Rovers goalkeeper David McGurn and victory was assured early in the second half when Andy Geggan made it 3-0, finishing off Cardle’s deflected shot.
Subw Jamie Longworth pulled a goal back for Stranraer late in the game.
“It was a massive three points for us today and the quality of the goals we scored was exceptional,” said Pars boss Allan Johnston.