Management thoughts on a job well done.

Posted on Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Mike says –

“Considering who wasn’t in our starting 11 yesterday Sam and I have to be more than pleased with both the performance and the result against Duns. There was a full bus load up from the Borders and we knew the occasion and the surroundings would lift Neil Oliver’s side. They were well organised and although on the defensive for long spells they managed to force a good number of corners, mostly in the first half. They kept trying to play football for the 90 minutes and both on and off the park they look like being an asset to East of Scotland football.

It was good to see young Jordan Finnie fit effortlessly into the side and I suppose Dean Hoskin’s hat-trick may be what will stick in the mind of those at the game and those hearing about it. The highlight for Sam and myself however was the shut-out. Before yesterday we had won 17 of the 22 games we have played this season and only achieving 3 clean sheets isn’t enough.  Sometimes we have started slowly and other times we have lost concentration defensively as a team when we’ve gone a couple ahead.  We can still improve our goals from chances created but more importantly we must try to shut the shop at the back more often over the important 4 months to come.

Unless they chance the fixtures next Saturday due to the number of postponements yesterday we’ll have a blank weekend. Sam and I will make sure that our boys get their first kick of a football on grass since last October before our visit to Fernieside the following Saturday. More on that later in the week.”


Next Fixture

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

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