Disappointed Baxter looks to positives

ARBROATH defender Mark Baxter described Saturday’s draw with Forfar as a case of two points dropped.

The Lichties had a numerical advantage over the Station Park men after the sending off of Michael Bolochowecky early on and then Steven Tulloch in the second half.

And at full-time Baxter, who is in his second season at Gayfield, blamed the failure of capitalising on the reduced side, as the reason they didn’t win.

He told HeraldSport: “I thought we would have gone on to win that today but it just wasn’t to be.

“We didn’t create enough and it feels like a defeat.

“Even when Forfar went down to nine, it was an even match and we should be doing better than that.”

“I see it as two points dropped rather than a point gained.”

Since joining the club, Baxter has already had a taste of being involved in several local derbies against Forfar and fellow Division Two side Brechin.

And he knows how these games can always have an extra edge.

He added: “Derby games are always a bit different like cup games and there seem to be sending offs but that is just the nature of these games.

“But at least we are still picking up points because all of the games are big games now and we just have to keep a bit of momentum going.”

But with the Lichties still unbeaten at home and third in the league, Baxter believes there is still a lot to be positive about.

He explained: “We have got to be looking for the play-offs again but the league is a lot harder this year.

“We’ve picked up a point today, we are unbeaten at home and have a cup semi-final to look forward to so it is not all doom and gloom.”

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