Danny Denholm hopes resurgent Forfar Athletic finish strong in League One

Forfar manager Gary Bollan

Forfar manager Gary Bollan

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Danny Denholm hopes Forfar Athletic can prove to be a force be reckoned with in the last three games of the season.

The winger played a key role in the Loons’ 2-2 draw with League One champions Dunfermline on Saturday and believes his side now pose a real threat to opponents.

He said: “Being beaten by Stenhousemuir was a blip but we’ve done well against Ayr United and Airdrie and so on, we just need to keep these performance levels going up into the last three games.

“There are goals coming from all over the park and we’re a threat again. Swankie’s goal was a great finish, he’s been getting a bit of stick lately because he hasn’t scored as many but hopefully that kicks him on for the last few games.”

Danny added that he felt the draw was probably the fair result at the end of what was a pulsating clash.

Denholm said: “I think we’re happy with a point, if you’d told us we’d take a point at the start of the game we’d have been chuffed.

“It was a fairly even game and I thought the draw was a fair result.

“We’re creating chances. Andy and Steven really gave them a tough time up top and they were supported well from midfield, so we had plenty opportunities on goal. It wasn’t a bad day at the office.”

Meanwhile, Gary Bollan praised referee Craig Charleston for explaining his decision after Tam O’Brien was sent off at the end of the game.

A penalty was awarded for O’Brien’s foul on McKay and after the defender was given his marching orders - a yellow card for the foul and a straight red for pushing the ref - Michael Moffat missed the spot kick only for Charleston to order a retake, which Moffat also missed.

Bollan said: “The referee explained his decision to me and I admire him for explaining his point to me.

“If there’s encroachment he’s got to make that decision so fair play to him.”