Omar delighted as Loons fly to summit of League One

Picture credit Christopher Coutts.
Picture credit Christopher Coutts.

Forfar Athletic winger Omar Kader was thrilled to see his side move to the top of League One with a 3-1 win over Brechin City.

But the star believes his side should have an even bigger lead at the top of Scotland’s third tier.

Omar, who assisted goals for Danny Denholm and Dale Hilson in the derby clash, added that the Loons were determined to put last week’s disappointing draw with Stirling Albion behind them.

He said: “It’s great to get a win. It was a tough, tough game - the second half was a bit backs to the wall. The first half an hour or so after half time we didn’t get out of our half but I think we built on our display in the first half.

“I think we were disappointed at half time to come in at 2-1 when it could have been three or four and I don’t think anyone would have been surprised if we had got three or four, we played some really good stuff. We started well and at home we’ve been like that, it’s just taking your chances.

“I don’t think there was any fear about a repeat of last week, it was in the back of the mind a bit but we were determined to get the three points.

“The gaffer says every Saturday you’ve got the chance to get over the week before if it’s been disappointing. You could tell in the first half we were all determined to put last week behind us.

“Given that we’re top, we dropped points last week and down at Ayr we were poor so it’s disappointing not to have more points if anything.

“Especially after last season when our home form wasn’t great, the gaffer and management wanted to turn Station Park into a hard place to come so four wins out of four is all you can ask for, you can’t ask for any better.

“When you play at home the onus is on you to dictate the game and to go out and show the way you want to play.

“We’ve done that in every game and if we get the early goal it makes it really difficult for teams to come back.”

Kader was supplier for both of Forfar’s goals from open play but the first assist might be too gratuitous to claim after a scuffed shot found its way to Denholm, who blasted high into the net from three yards out, and Omar admitted his effort wasn’t what he’d intended.

He added: “You always claim the assist but I think that one’s came off the shin a bit, but to be fair Danny’s there at the back post.

“When you’ve got Derek Young and Stephen Husband who will sit and cover, it gives the rest of us that licence to go forward and be creative.”