Perfect 10 Jimmy Scott hopes Arbroath kick on from derby victory

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Goalscorer Martin “Jimmy” Scott hopes Saturday’s win over rivals Forfar Athletic can propel Arbroath towards better things.

Scott grabbed the second goal in the 2-0 win over the Loons with a tremendous header in 75 minutes after David Cox had scored an own goal.

Jimmy was moved further forward to play behind striker Steven Doris and his effect in the number 10 role was obvious.

The big utility man joined Doris in a series of highly physical battles with Forfar duo Andy Munro and Stuart Malcolm that were a joy to witness, as was the Lichties attacking play.

Ryan McCord was at the core of everything, the full-backs supported the front four and the wingers caused no end of bother to the Loons’ back line.

And Scott believes that while the side are content with the points tally after the end of the season’s first quarter, he knows the League Two side are capable of a lot more.

He said: “It was a good performance, first half especially really set the tone. We could have been one or two up between the penalties and some other chances.

“It gives us something to build on and we’ll look to progress from here. Credit to the boys, they were positive at half-time despite missing the penalties.

“The gaffer’s not one to mince his words but there’s not much he could’ve said, because we were well in control of the game. All we needed was the goal and we finally got that breakthrough, then the second one finishes it off.

“If anything, Forfar came out with a bit more fighting spirit once the guy got sent off and it can be more difficult against 10 men. It’s more compact. It didn’t change the flow of the game much though.

“It’s a great delivery from Josh and I’ve gotten the nod on it to turn it in at the near post. The delivery is that good, if you get a touch on it it’s going in.

“The gaffer knows I can play in a number of positions and the 10 is probably my best, it lets me roam around a bit more. When we played Cowdenbeath it was similar, two big strong centre halves and I got a bit of “joy. Doris is a handful through the middle at 9 himself. It helped us get the ball to stick up front and build up.

“We’re only seven points behind the league leaders so that’s not too bad a first quarter, we’re probably a bit unlucky not to pick up more points.”