Gable Endies manager Paul Hegarty was a relieved man as he watched his side finally record their first league victory of the season away to Edinburgh City on Saturday.
Hegarty said: “I’m just delighted to get off the winning mark. After six games the longer it goes on the worse for everybody really.
“I knew it would be a tough game coming here, them just getting promoted to League Two they’ve got the bit between their teeth.”
Hegarty was also quick to admit that not a lot of quality had been on show but the result was all that mattered, stating: “It was a stuffy game; chances were very few and far between.
“There was very little football to be honest but I’m just delighted with the three points.”
There had been little to choose between the sides with neither creating much in the way of clear-cut chances, the best of the first half falling to Ross Campbell but he could not find the net from close-range when it looked easier to do so.
The visitors started to exert some pressure in the second half and they were rewarded in the 61st minute.
City’s defence failed to deal with a Campbell free-kick and when the ball fell to Gary Fraser four yards out he made no mistake lifting the ball into the roof of the net.
The hosts went looking for an equaliser and, despite having the lion’s share of possession and former Scotland international Craig Beattie in their ranks, they could not muster anything of note to worry keeper Allan Fleming.
Hegarty’s men did give themselves a scare though when going down to 10 men.
Terry Masson saw red for a second bookable offence in the 85th minute, but City could not make that advantage count and it was the Angus men who went home happy.