Good team spirit is the key according to Josh

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MIDFIELDER Josh Falkingham grabbed his first goal of the campaign against Cowdenbeath but insisted the Lichties good run is down to a high team spirit.

Arbroath are now unbeaten in seven league games and sit top of the Second Division with almost a quarter of the campaign gone.

Falkingham (21), was one of the stand out players from last season’s championship-winning squad and opened his scoring account on Saturday.

But despite the Englishman ensuring the Lichties picked up a point against the Fife side, he insists the team’s good start has been down to the team spirit and buzz around the club.

He told HeraldSport: “We have a great bunch of boys here and we just stick together.

“We might have surprised a lot of people in the Third Division last season but we want to give a good account of ourselves again.

“We know we will get knocks and injuries along the way as that is just football, but as long as we stay confident there is no reason why we can’t do well this season.

“This year it is more about team performances than individuals and I think character and spirit is something we have here in abundance.”

The Lichties had been looking for the seventh straight victory against Cowdenbeath at Gayfield but the two sides had to settle for a share of the points.

And despite being pleased with his goal, Falkingham was disappointed it couldn’t be followed up with maximum points.

He went on: “It is always great to score and get the account open but I’m more chuffed for the team.

“With the chances we created it is a bit disappointing not to have taken the points.

“We put some pressure on and maybe should have won the game.

“But a point is probably fair overall as Cowdenbeath are a good team and will be up there come the end of the season.”

The Gayfield men now have a weekend break due to international matches before returning to league business.

And with Arbroath sitting top going into the free week, Falkingham says the team can’t ask for any more.

He added: “Going into the break a few points clear is something we can’t complain about.

“We have a massive game against Forfar coming up to complete the first quarter so things are looking great.

“The fans have been brilliant and you can’t knock the way they are supporting us at the minute.

“It was great to win our first derby at Brechin a few weeks ago so hopefully that will continue.”