Danny at the double as Warriors slain by rampant Forfar

Photo - Chris Coutts.
Photo - Chris Coutts.

Two-goal hero Danny Denholm was over the moon to help send Forfar Athletic to the top of League One with a 4-1 defeat of Stenhousemuir.

Denholm grabbed the first two strikes against the Warriors on Saturday as the Loons blew the visitors away, killing the game by half-time.

And Danny admitted he was disappointed that the hosts didn’t manage to turn the screw on their opponents and score even more goals.

He said: “Four goals at home again and we’re top of the league, so we’re all delighted.

“If I’m being honest we’re disappointed we didn’t push on and score more. Second half, we were a bit flat and subconsciously we dropped it a bit.

“Potentially it is a bit inevitable but it’s also an opportunity to really send a message and score a few more goals.

“It’s difficult because we couldn’t make any more subs and there were some tired legs there after Tuesday’s game.

“It’s the best way to bounce back from Tuesday night. The gaffer said to get at them early and we did that. We were solid throughout. We’ve lost a few players but it’s still a fortress up here.”

Danny’s first goal was a striker’s instinct while his second was a clever scooped finish, but the winger only wanted to praise fellow goalscorers Michael Travis and Kerr Hay for their contribution to the side’s second four-goal haul in as many league games.

He said: “I’m delighted for Travis. His confidence has been a bit low because he hasn’t been playing so much, he’s just a young boy, but we’re delighted for him to get that goal.

“It says everything about how we’re doing defensively that he can’t get a start. It’s a shame for him because last season he was great. He can’t complain though, Kev and Tam have been brilliant and that’s our first league goal we’ve conceded.

“The first one, Kerr’s done brilliantly - I’m delighted for him coming in and scoring too - and it’s just fallen to me perfectly. The second one, Templeman’s done really well again and I’ve connected with it great.

“Kerr is on cloud nine at the moment, everything he touches turns to gold at the minute. He was in a strange position today right wing but he did very well.

“I think the pace on both wings helped the team. Foxy’s simply a great player but he’s more of a central player. It’s just unfortunate for him we’ve got Hodge and Young in there at the moment.

“Kerr was excellent out wide, taking boys on and he was just a menace on that right flank.”