Whitehill revenge

Posted on Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Reflections from Yesterday

The fat lady has not started to sing, however, right now ‘The Welfare’ have one hand on the Premier Division title. In our dressing room post match yesterday, the taste of victory we enjoyed a fortnight ago was replaced with feelings of disappointment and regret. In boxing terms, we did all the rounds in the gym, but in the fight itself (for lots of different reasons) we couldn’t land a punch of note on the day.

We can have no complaints about the result yesterday, the better side on the day walked away with all 3 points.

It was my decision to ‘take the wind’ first half yesterday. I knew that the 1st goal could be huge…on the back of the nature of their 3-1 defeat at Ainslie Park a fortnight before, going behind could have re-opened a wound within ‘The Welfare’ ranks. As it turned out, we struggled to play with the wind at our backs, we couldn’t find any rhythm to our play…in what turned out to be a real stop-start affair. Defensively Whitehill were excellent all game.

In 4 games vs. ‘The Welfare’ this season we have won 2 and lost 2. Dig deeper and you will find that over the 4 games we have won 4 x 45 mins, drawn 2 x 45 mins and lost 2 x 45 mins…in both games we have lost to Whitehill Welfare we lost 2 goals within minutes of each other, leaving ourselves a huge mountain to climb.

Our players can be proud of their achievements so far this season. It took a very good side to knock us off top spot (for now). In F1 terms, Whitehill Welfare are in pole position….however, the chequered flag is still under wraps and we won’t go down without a fight, starting this Wednesday at the home of the current Champions.

Next Fixture

Date: Saturday 20th April
Opponent: Bonnyrigg Rose
Venue:New Dundas Park
Competition: SPFL 2
Kick off: 3.00pm

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