Apr 11 2012 by Colin Paterson, Airdrie & Coatbridge
PAUL MARTIN believes it was a case of two points dropped for Albion Rovers at home to Dumbarton on Saturday.
The Coatbridge men were denied a third successive victory when an Alan Reid own goal cancelled out veteran midfielder Danny Ferry’s opener.
The result did allow Rovers to move level on points with Forfar Athletic, who sit in the safety of eighth place, two goals better off than Martin’s men.
But with just four games of an exciting Irn-Bru Second Division campaign remaining, the Cliftonhill manager knows an opportunity was missed.
“I feel on the balance of clear-cut chances, we deserved to win the game,” Martin said.
“It was a great game to watch, particularly in the first half, but it fell away a bit for spells in the second half.
“The point keeps the momentum going on the back of two good wins and, if the players keep showing the same level of performance and attitude, I am confident we will be all right.
“A few things went against us in the match and we just didn’t get the breaks we needed.”
Rovers, who travel to promotion play-off chasing East Fife this weekend, had enough opportunities to get what would have been a vital win.
But fortune did not favour Martin, who also acknowledged the importance of keeper Derek Gaston during the game.
The manager added: “We had two goals disallowed, a shot off the underside of the bar and a penalty turned down. We have only had one penalty in 43 games.
“They had a couple of chances as well and our keeper has made some good saves.”