Andy Jackson: justice done after bizarre offside

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Andy Jackson felt it was a case of just rewards when he fired the ball home in Brechin City’s 3-2 win over Airdrieonians.

His strike came just after he had a perfectly good goal chalked off for offside and the striker was still stunned he was denied that finish.

However Jackson was thrilled to help City move into pole position in League One.

He said: “The linesman said it was offside but there were two boys on the line. The referee told me to go away which says it all, then later on he said he wasn’t sure. I don’t know what the linesman has seen. When Dougie hit the ball, I had two men in front of me.

“I think the goal was justice. It was disappointing to concede the goal but goes to show the character we’ve got. The team spirit is excellent and we’re missing Trouten as well, look at the depth we’ve got. McLean is looking to get into the team and he was our best player last year.

“The manager came in and didn’t have a lot to work with. Some of the players brought in probably weren’t good enough. This year he’s recruited well.

“Trouten will score goals, Ally gets goals, Ross is solid and at the back Dougie brings so much experience.

“We’re always confident we can win games. We’re top of the league, there’s no reason we can’t keep winning games. We’re confident that we’ll score goals. A lot of us had poor seasons, myself included. I feel good this year and there’s competition for places. We have to work hard or you’re out of the team.

“It’s friendly but it’s competitive, if you’re not doing your job on the park someone will tell you. You’ve seen the team spirit for the amount of times we’ve gone a goal down then pulled it back.”