Management thoughts on the Preston game

Posted on Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Mike says –

“The ground was very firm yesterday and there was more wind about than we’ve had recently which made it hard for both teams with a high sometimes erratic bounce. Preston are a big team and early on we were vertically challenged as the ball was rarely on the deck but bouncing about above shoulder height. Despite that Sam and I were resonably happy with our start. We didn’t look nervous, we tried to take the game to the opposition and they lived dangerously at times.

I thought Preston went ahead slightly against the run of play but our boys reacted in a positive manner and Gav equalised after a superb turn and cut-back from Cloudie. Archie looking well refreshed after an hour on the bench midweek ended up scoring two and missing out on a hat-trick after the lino’s flag was raised late on. He’d followed up a strike from Eck which brought out one of many saves the Preston keeper made during the afternoon. Deano on the other flank also had a good game and rounded it off by scoring with his right from outside the box.

Preston were always dangerous at set pieces and I only began to relax when Deano knocked in the fourth. 

It’s back to Tuesday and Thursday training this week with a King Cup game at Rosewell to look forward to next Saturday. As a team we are in a rich vein of form and we want to keep that up until the end of the season. I’m sure Whitehill will have something to say about that come Saturday.”

Mike


Next Fixture

                     
Date: 23/07/24
Opponent: Forfar Athletic
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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