Forfar Athletic’s first team is leading the race for the League One title, and the under-20 team is heading for their own league championship crown.
But Station Park chairman Alastair Donald isn’t counting his chickens.
Actually, he’s pretty confident that the Development League East will be Forfar’s, as the only club able to stop them, Raith Rovers, needed to win last night and their four games after that.
But the cut-throat nature of Scotland’s most competitive professional division, League One, means even a two-point lead at the top with three games to go is far from a secure position.
However it pans out over the next few weeks, one thing Donald is certain of is that the Angus club is in rude health.
He said: “Our new pitch has been a catalyst for a lot of the good things that are happening.
“We’ve taken the gift and we’ve maximised it.
“It’s great to see the under-20s going for their title, with several full-time clubs in the league. Barry Sellars has done very well.
“Hopefully some of them will make the step up. They’ve proven they’ve got the ability and now it will be down to work ethic and attitude.
“We’ve got under-17s who we’re looking to develop, and obviously the first team are involved in the promotion battle.
“We did very well financially last season. We could have plunged it all back into the first team but we invested in a new purpose-built hospitality area which has been a success beyond our wildest expectations.
“We’ve got good tie-ups with Forfar Farmington, Angus Council and the Station Park Experience, so it’s a real community effort.”
Dick Campbell takes his team to Peterhead tomorrow, followed by another away game at Dunfermline, then a Station Park clash with Ayr United on the last day of the season.
Explaining his cautious optimism, Donald pointed out: “We would be foolish to get ahead of ourselves because you can lose to anyone in this league.
“Take Stirling Albion, for example. They’re bottom but we’ve played them four times and every one of them has been a really tight match.
“This time last season we were looking to make sure we got the points to stay in the division, so we’re delighted to be in with a chance of going up.
“We’re definitely not getting too excited. What I would say is there’s less pressure on Forfar to do it than there is on other clubs.”