Management thoughts on our Challenge Cup win.

Posted on Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Mike says  –

“Sam and I were delighted with what was a very professional performance by our experienced squad at Tynecastle yesterday.  Apart from two small spells in the middle of either half where we needlessly kicked the ball away too often, we in the main controlled the game and kept possession of the football.  It was a very hot afternoon for both sets of players and the team chasing the ball were always going to have the harder job and so it turned out.

The first goal was always going to be crucial and with the game in the balance Deano’s delivery, Towner’s header towards goal and Omar’s flick in front of the keeper were all top drawer. From then on it was always going to be very difficult for the Meadowbank boys and so it proved. It was a polished performance by the team as a whole with the pace and movement of Jack, Gav and Omar causing City all sorts of problems. Despite the distractions Gavin riffled home the penalty and Omar scored a simple third after the best move of the match. Their is no sentiment in football but I hope City break their cup drought some time soon but only if it’s not at our expense.

The Premier League trophy and two cups are now safely at home in the Academy Boardroom and we have two more cups to try to retain. Before that comes three league games in the five days and Sam and I will work out how to juggle our small squad to keep the players as fresh as possible. It won’t be easy.”


Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 13th April
Opponent: Stranraer FC
Venue:Ainslie Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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