Bollan frustrated with another late goal

Pic credit Robert Dalzell.
Pic credit Robert Dalzell.

Airdrieonians boss Gary Bollan was gutted to see his side concede another late goal that left them bolted to the foot of Scottish League One.

The gaffer said he felt the fixture was a typical game of two halves and expressed his disappointment that the Diamonds were not awarded a penalty.

He said: “That was a game of two halves. We edged it in the first half and Forfar edge it in the second. They started the second half better than us, but I felt there were still opportunities for us late in the game to go 2-1 up.

“From our eyes on the touchline we probably had a penalty decision that went against us. From where we were it looked like a penalty, but the referee’s not given it so you’ve got to get on with it. I’m not going to cause a fuss over it, it’s gone. You’ve got to move on but we felt harshly done by that we didn’t get a penalty in that instance.

“It’s disappointing that we concede so late on in games. By all accounts Swanks knew nothing about the goal, it hit the back of his head and went in but from the sidelines it looked a great header. We’ve let two crosses into the box for the goals. If you’re not stopping crosses at source you’re in danger of someone getting on the end of it. Forfar had gone three up top so we changed it and changed it, I’ll take responsibility for maybe not getting the message across soon enough. To lose another late goal is hugely disappointing.”