Dale unfazed by two week wait to battle Warriors

Pic credit Christopher Coutts.

Pic credit Christopher Coutts.

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Loons top scorer Dale Hilson admits the two-week wait to play their next competitive game could have come at a bad time for the side.

But the eight-goal star said the promotion chasers always feel confident of victory, writes Lee Smith.

Forfar cruised to a 2-0 win over Ayr thanks to goals from Scott Smith and Omar Kader but Hilson was disappointed not to make the scoresheet himself.

The striker said: “It’s good to get back to winning ways, we’ve obviously went a few games without winning, but to be fair, we’re always confident we’re going to win.

“I felt I did alright, though I could have done a bit better. I expect to score every game, I had a few chances there but I snatched at them. Overall I thought I was reasonable but the full team was really good.

“The break could maybe have come at a bad time after the win, but as I said, we’re always confident we’ll win. I’m sure we’ll get a couple of decent training sessions and keep our fitness up.

“We’ll go to Stenhousemuir and hopefully put in a good performance and get the three points. We’re always ready to play no matter what so I don’t think the break will make too much of a difference.”

The hosts made three changes to the back four, the latest in a long run of games where the team’s once settled defence has been altered, but the back line strolled to a clean sheet and Hilson was eager to point out the quality Forfar possess throughout the squad, with the Loons enjoying a considerable strength in depth.

“There were a few big players out for us - Malcolm, Paterson and Young - but it just shows we have depth in the squad and other boys who are capable of coming in and doing a job for us. Michael Travis came in a couple of weeks ago and has been training with us, he did well.”