Mikey keeps home record near perfect

Pic credit Christopher Coutts.
Pic credit Christopher Coutts.

Goal hero Mikey Dunlop was delighted to help Forfar Athletic finish the first half of the League One campaign with an unbeaten record at home.

His late equaliser ensured the points were split after Airdrieonians had gone in front through Paddy O’Boyle just after half time.

That means it’s eight wins and two draws at Station Park so far this season, a stunning return for the side that are now second to new leaders Stranraer on goal difference.

Mikey said: “It’s a great feeling to be unbeaten at home, it’s a great achievement for the club and the boys in the dressing room.

“Everybody’s worked hard and they’re hard games like that one, and last week as well.

“We want to keep fighting to keep our unbeaten record and keep ourselves up at the top of the league.”

Dunlop, who has now hit the back of the net twice in recent weeks, admitted Gary Bollan’s Diamonds side were fearsome opponents.

He continued: “It was one of those games where we really had to work hard to grind out a result, and we could have got another goal at the end.

“But it wasn’t meant to be and it’s still good to get a point against a tough team.

“I’d agree with the gaffer, they’re definitely up there amongst the toughest teams we’ve played against.

“They make it difficult for teams to get the ball down and play, especially with big Jim Lister up front, he puts himself about.

“He’s a big lad and if the ball’s up high he’s going to win his fair share, but we just had to make sure we battled against him.”

The young defender had threatened to score on a number of occasions before he got the goal, using his physique well against a very strong Airdrieonians back line.

Mikey added: “I think it was about my third attempt on goal this afternoon and I hoped to get there in the end, thankfully I did and we got the point.”