dick’s joy after win

Pic credit Christopher Coutts.

Pic credit Christopher Coutts.

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Manager Dick Campbell was delighted with the 3-1 win over Dunfermline Athletic that sees his Loons side go into the final day level with Morton.

Goals from Martyn Fotheringham, Chris Templeman and Dale Hilson means Forfar Athletic are on the same amount of points with the League One leaders, though their goal difference means they are second to the Greenock side.

It means it all comes down to the final day of the season with both sides right in contention, alongside third-placed Stranraer who are just two points behind the top two.

Campbell said: “I’m delighted at this stage of the season, I couldn’t care less how we played, we did really well in the first half. I read the script at half time that Dunfermline would come back at us.

“I think Rab’s had a couple of saves and to come to Dunfermline and win 3-1 at this stage of the season against a full time side, that puts us 18 points in front of them. I’ve nothing but praise for my own player.”

The win meant Forfar had won seven in the last nine games, with the only defeats coming against Peterhead, with the latest last week.

Campbell was determined that the side would bounce back from that with the victory over Dunfermline.

He continued: “We had to get in their faces from the start of the game and we were very up for it, we didn’t start the game against Peterhead last week and that angered me because we’d won five games on the trot but that is us won seven out of 10 now.

“This was always about getting the three points and that’s what we’ve come away with, I’ve no complaints whatsoever.

“Take nothing away from John’s team, they came out and showed a bit of pride and had a go at us in the second half but from Forfar’s perspective, what a great result.

“It was a great free kick from Martyn Fotheringham, and he’s capable of doing that.

“I didn’t think it was a sending off for Fotheringham at all, I couldn’t believe the antics trying to get someone sent off.

“I think it’s an embarrassing thing that’s coming into football now, trying to get a player sent off.

“The players deserve every success that we’ve had this season. Now we’ve got a wee smell of the title, it all comes down to one game.”