Steven Doris: Point was fair but we needed them all

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Steven Doris admitted a point was a fair result in the end after Arbroath scored at the death to secure a 1-1 draw with Annan Athletic.

However the fans’ favourite said the side wanted all three points to bounce back from their first defeat League Two defeat of the season a week previously to Clyde.

Nonetheless a point is better than nothing and nothing is what it looked like the Lichties would have to show for their exploits on Saturday until Ryan McCord lashed the ball home from inside the box in the 95th minute.

The hosts were well on top in the first half but couldn’t make their dominance count, despite striking the woodwork a number of times.

The Galabankies took a deserved lead in the second period though and Doris believes the clash your perennial ‘game of two halves’ and a draw was justified.

He said: “I thought the first half, we deserved to go in with a lead after our possession and chances. To be fair to Annan, second half they were the better side and they deserved their goal.

“Since the goal we put pressure on, we had chances and thankfully we got one at the end. When a team goes up like that they tend to sit back and invite pressure and I think we kept the pressure on them.

“It was important after the loss to Clyde. It was a big setback for the boys as our first defeat.

“It’s important to win your home games so it’s maybe disappointing not to do that, but it’s still a point. We hit the woodwork a few times so it’s definitely a game of two halves. I think the point was a fair result.

“We’ve played Cowdenbeath already this year and they beat us, so we owe them one and hopefully we win.”

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