Gary Bollan delighted by last-gasp Loons win

Photo by Chris Coutts
Photo by Chris Coutts

Delighted Gary Bollan says his Forfar Athletic side used the ball well in their last-ditch 1-0 victory over Albion Rovers on Saturday.

Steven Craig’s 91st minute winner gave the Loons their second successive victory following their 4-1 win at Cowdenbeath in mid-week.

And the Station Park manager believes his team were hard done by as they should have had a first half penalty for a foul on Andy Ryan.

Bollan said: “I’m delighted, it’s a hard fought win.

“I think on reflection there wasn’t a lot of chances in the game and the one that we had, we managed to take and I felt we should have been awarded a penalty in the first half.

“It looked a stonewaller from where we were and the referee didn’t think it was from the position he was in. I think even at the end of the game Albion Rovers players said it was a penalty but fortunately we managed to get a goal and win the game.

“That’s two wins on the trot now and we have to go up to Brechin, it now becomes a massive game.

“We’re now seven points in front and if we win on Tuesday it extends the gap.

“If we win we go above Cowdenbeath and that will be a huge incentive for the lads.

“I think performances have been all right.

“Tuesday night we put in a great performance down at Cowdenbeath and even in stages, especially after Albion went down to 10 men, I thought we did well to break them down as they had all 10 players behind the ball.

“We have previous of not getting results against 10 men but we were knocking the ball about and keeping possession.”

Forfar were to play Brechin last night (Tuesday) before facing Stranraer this Saturday.