Forfar Athletic midfielder Stephen Husband admitted the Loons started poorly in their 1-1 draw with Stranraer, writes Scott Binnie.
But the ex-Dunfermline Athletic man said the side’s ability to draw level on half time was testament to their strength of character.
And Husband believes there are positives to take as Forfar are now two points clear of his former club at the summit of League One.
Husband said: “It was a really bad start from us, it’s probably the worst we’ve played, so to come back and get level before half time gives us that lift. I think we created enough chances to win the game but we’ve come away with a point, Stranraer are a good side and they’re well organised.
“It’s our job to dictate the tempo and we’ve not done that. We’ve allowed them in, we’ve been sloppy, we’ve not picked up second balls - there are a lot of faults all over the pitch. Fair play to the lads, we got back into the game. It showed character, it showed what we’ve got in the dressing room.
“We’re still top of the league. We’re still undefeated at home so you have to take the positives.”
Despite seeing Forfar increase their lead over Dunfermline, Husband refused to get carried away regarding this year’s title race.
He added: “It’s not going to be decided this week or next week or even the next time we play Dunfermline, I think it’s going to go right to the end.
“They’ll drop points, we’ll probably drop points. We just have to take each game as it comes.”