Angus derby goal hero Andy Jackson says Brechin have to keep winning

Photo - Derek Watt
Photo - Derek Watt

Derby goal hero Andy Jackson thinks Saturday's deserved win over rivals Forfar Athletic is for nothing if they don't keep winning.

Jackson grabbed the only goal of a dogged derby last weekend to help Brechin close the gap on the teams above them to just two points.

But the striker said the crucial victory doesn't mean anything if they can't do it on a consistent basis.

He said: "We’re delighted. We needed that. We thought we’d maybe turned the corner with a few good results then the last two games we’ve been poor.

"We knew we had to win, simple as that, because the last thing you want is teams to start pulling away from you. We’re delighted to win, especially against our local rivals - it makes it even better.

"The lads defended brilliantly and Isaac has come in and looked very sharp. We know we’ll score goals if we get chances, but that’s one of the things that have let us down this season - we haven’t created enough chances and teams have nicked a goal off us.

"I thought we looked dangerous every time we went forward and we defended very well. It’s important to kick on now. I think we could have won by a few more goals, we had the chances.

"It was a bit nervy at the end when it shouldn’t have been, but when you’re at the bottom of the league you just have to win, that’s the main thing. Hopefully we kick on next week.

"I thought when the red card came we were on top so obviously it did help us out, but if they’d kept 11 players on the park I still think we were the better team.

"I’m happy getting the goal myself too. The back three and Smith have a lot of experience and they were magnificent.

“The gaffer came in so you know he’s going to be talking a lot. Then in midfield everyone was excellent.

"I thought Isaac did really well. He set up my goal and he had a really good debut. A lot of time we’ve not had two up front, Dene and Robert are injured so I’ve been up on my own a lot but we had two against Forfar and when you have two up front you cause problems and create chances.

"It’s just consistency we need now, there’s no point beating Forfar if we go and get beat next week."