Greig McDonald praised his players for securing back-to-back league wins for the first time this season as Jordan White’s penalty proved enough to beat Peterhead 1-0 at Forthbank.
White was sent off for a second booking in the final minute but the Blue Toon played most of the match with 10 men after defender Scott Ross was red-carded for the third time in 2012/13 for appearing to elbow Gary Thom.
McDonald said: “Confidence and momentum are two of the most important things in football and we have both at the moment. It can be difficult to play against 10 men but I thought we were patient and moved the ball well.
“It would have been nice to get another goal to make things a bit more comfortable but Mark Peat didn’t have a lot to do and it’s good to get a clean sheet. Brian Allison came back into the team and was different class and organised things at the back.
“The effort the guys have given me over the last month has been fantastic and we have been rewarded with two wins. We were unlucky to lose against Queen’s Park and played well at Ibrox but it was important to pick up points against Berwick and Peterhead. We have done that and are looking forward to Montrose on Saturday.”
Peterhead boss Jim McInally said: “I don’t think we would have lost if we had kept 11 players on the park. It was definitely the turning point but there is only one person to blame and that is our player – and it is not the first time it has happened.”