Dynamite kid Dale content with draw

Picture credit Christopher Coutts.
Picture credit Christopher Coutts.

Goalscorer Dale Hilson said the players will be wary of their Scottish Cup opponents Cowdenbeath after their 6-0 thrashing this weekend.

The Blue Brazil were thrashed 6-0 by Falkirk as Forfar Athletic had to fight back to draw 1-1 at home to Stranraer.

Jimmy Nicholl brings the Fife side to Station Park in the Scottish Cup third round this coming Saturday and Forfar’s top scorer believes the Championship outfit will be looking to bounce back from that thrashing.

Hilson said: “It’s a huge game next week, a cup game and we had a decent run last year. We’re hoping we can have a similar run this year. We didn’t do well in the other two this season so hopefully we can do better and give them a good game. If you get a bad defeat like they did it can spur you on the next game, so we’ll take no note of that and we’ll just play our own game.”

Dale’s fantastic 44th minute strike earned the Loons a share of the spoils after Stranraer had gone into a first minute lead, and the young forward said the 1-1 draw was the fair result.

He continued: “We’re content with the point after the start we had, we didn’t really get going first half. They were the better side first half, we were better second half so I suppose the point is a fair reflection on the game. Obviously we’re still disappointed not to win the game because we go out to win every one.

“We usually start off well but credit to Stranraer, from the first minute they got at us and got their goal and it kind of took us by surprise to be honest. We’d sat in after that and didn’t really get going until the second half.

“We got a good goal right on half time so we came back out with a lot of confidence. It wasn’t a bad hit to be fair, I knew as soon as I hit it that it was a good strike. It was a good team goal, it was probably one of the few times we actually kept the ball and got a few passes together. It just shows you what we can do at the end of it. We’ll just take every game as it comes, we’re confident of beating anyone on our day.”