Management thoughts on our King Cup progression

Posted on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Mike says –

“The anger I felt at us chasing a game we were already winning in the second half turned in equal measures to relief and pride as we climbed the steps to the dressing rooms after yesterday’s King Cup tie at Ferguson Park. Relief that we had finally overcome a determined home side but also pride at our fitness and concentration levels in extra-time. As is documented elsewhere Keith McLeod and Alex King both had chances to save the game going to penalties in the dying minutes but we spurned excellent chances throughout the game and our players appeared to take it in turn to miss when it looked easier to score. Having said that scoring goals has not been a problem to this group of players and on another we would have had the game out of sight before the home side netted. Our winning mentality shone through at the end and that’s what made Sam and I the happiest. It was never going to be easy yesterday and it never is in games between Whitehill and Spartans. Rab Paget hasn’t had time yet to whip his new charges into shape but should he stay for the long run Whitehill will once again be a force to be reckoned with next season. 

We meet Whitehill again in the league on Tuesday and there will be a few tired legs on show at the Academy. Scott Gormley will come back into the Whitehill side and we will be without Omar Kader. I’ve already spoken this morning to a couple of players carrying knocks and Sam and I will have to take a head count before choosing our starting line-up. More of that tomorrow.”


Next Fixture

Date: 16/07/24
Opponent: Cove Rangers
Venue:Balmoral Stadium
Competition: Premier Sports Cup
Kick off: 7.45pm

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