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Reidhappy withpointi­n Annanclash

- Paul Thomson

ANNAN ATHLETIC ................................. 1 ALBION ROVERS .................................... 1

Albion Rovers boss Brian Reid admitted he was happy to pick up a point on the road after a battling display at Annan Athletic ended in a 1-1 draw.

The Cliftonhil­l side came from behind to level through Callum Wilson towards the end of the first half after Dominic Docherty had fired the Galabankie­s in front.

Charlie Reilly missed the chance to snatch all three points for Rovers late on when he dragged an effort narrowly wide, but the result ensured Rovers have lost just once in their last six games in all competitio­ns.

Reid said:“it was a tough game. Annan were half-decent and it was a battling display from both teams.

“It could have gone either way.

“We didn’t start brilliantl­y or pass the ball the way we know we can, but we equalised at a good time, just before half-time, and in the second half it was end to end.

“We could have won it, we could have lost it but I suppose a point away from home is not a bad day for us.

“We just need to take that and move forward.

“Charlie could have won it in the 89th minute for us. He cut inside and probably should have taken an extra touch and hit the target.

“It’s not like Charlie because he’s good in these areas one-on-one, but he’s maybe rushed his shot a wee bit.

“If we can win our home games and pick up points away then I’m satisfied with that.”

Rovers sit seventh in League Two but just three points off Annan in the play-off spots in fourth.

And Reid added:“we are not looking too far ahead.

“It is a tight league. From eighth up to third there’s only a few points in it so there’s not a lot between the teams.

“It’s about getting consistent form and believing in ourselves.”

Meanwhile, Reid has revealed he has warned his players about their discipline with skipper Aron Lynas missing the Annan clash and Saturday’s upcoming Scottish Cup tie with Ayr.

He added:“i’ve spoken to Aron and the rest of the players about getting our discipline right.

“We can’t get involved in tit-for-tats on the park. Aron knows that but he’s paid the consequenc­es and is missing two games for us when he’s our captain. I told him we can’t be having that.

“We need everyone to keep their discipline. We need everyone fit and available because it affects the whole team. We have a small squad so the discipline is something the players need to look at.”

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