Battling Forfar stay top of League One after late leveller

Photo - Chris Coutts.
Photo - Chris Coutts.

Assistant manager Ian Campbell was thrilled with his side’s application as they fought back against Ayr United to secure a late point.

Forfar Athletic had gone ahead through Lewis Allan’s goal and should have been further ahead at the break.

But United went 2-1 up in the second period before an 88th minute leveller from Michael Travis split the points and made sure Forfar remained top of the table with their unbeaten run intact.

Ian was disappointed the players didn’t take a bigger lead at the break but said the management team was pleased with the team’s workrate and application.

He said: “It’s a great time to get a goal isn’t it? First half I thought we were comfortable, I felt we were better.

“We were a bit disappointed to come in at 1-0 to be honest.

“The second half we were very disappointed in how we played. Ayr will be disappointed to not to take the three points with how we’ve scored late.

“They came right into the game but our workrate was tremendous.

“We had five key players missing. Their attitude and application was excellent.

“It keeps the unbeaten run going. We’ve got some important players to bring back into the side.

“Ayr are a good side and they’ll be right up there at the end of the season, and so will we.

“It’s a great time to equalise and I think we deserved it.”