Brechin boss Darren Dods hails “special night” as City hammer rivals Forfar Athletic

Darren Dods and Lee Bailey.
Darren Dods and Lee Bailey.

Delighted Brechin City boss Darren Dods says his rampant side showed how strong their team spirit is as they dismantled rivals Forfar Athletic 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Robert Thomson and Dods himself scored in addition to a terrific brace from loanee Liam Watt as City closed the gap between themselves and the Loons to just four points.

The Station Park outfit do have a game in hand over their rivals though but Darren said they just need to see how things go in that regard.

And he added that the players need to take the special feeling from Tuesday and carry it into the final quarter of the season, to make sure they have something to play for when they visit Forfar on the last day of the campaign.

Dods said: “We worked away and we were unfortunate with the amount of bookings we got, we got five bookings but looking at the fouls that went in I think it’s unlucky but that’s how the ref felt.

“It was a big game for us, the results went against us Saturday and Tuesday. We knew coming into this the pressure was on us and it could have even been five at the end.

“We’ve got a great team spirit and we showed that, we showed our pride and our hunger. We all played for each other. You don’t get many games like that so we need to keep playing like this, it was a very special night for us especially with how things have been going, it was special.

“It’s morale boosting for us. You can feel it in the changing room, they’ve been through a lot this season. We’ve not had the breaks and we’ve been down but we’ve always stuck together, you do that for nights like this.

“I just wish we could’ve got Liam Watt since the start of the season. It was some strike for the third goal and even the first goal getting in there, he’s a great player and we’re delighted to have him here. Hopefully we can get Lewis Spence back fit for Saturday and maybe bring someone else in, we’ve got another couple of loans to use, so let’s get our sleeves rolled up and jump into this.

“Hopefully we go to Station Park last day of the season with something to play for, and let’s see if they can handle it. We know what to do, there’s nine games to go and it’s down to four points. Obviously they’ve got a game in hand so we’ll see what happens there.”