Management thoughts on missions accomplished yesterday.

Posted on Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Mike says – “Sam and I changed the team about yesterday and the last thing in our minds was to confuse anyone from the Falkirk area who might have taken in the game. We had intended using the Selkirk and Ormiston games to get all of our squad as match fit as possible for the Scottish next week but the weather put a dampener on that last Saturday. This week working on the premise that older players with larger frames lose fitness quicker than their younger, smaller and wirier colleagues we started big and strong with Gavin, Omar and Jack on the bench. With Deano suspended next Saturday he had little chance of taking part.

Sam and I had two “missions” yesterday, to win the game and to give everyone who might start next Saturday some game time. As the title suggests it was missions accomplished.

As the boys have done on a few occasions this season they saved themselves a rollicking at half-time by scoring a second just before the interval. Wee Eck scored a good goal early on and you could see the apprehension in the faces of the Ormiston players. They looked worried but our sloppy play and inability to put the game to bed gave them a lift and as the interval approached they were on the offensive creating one or two chances. Cloudie scored in the 42nd minute and saved the boys from some harsh words. As planned Cloudie, David and Alex were sacrificed for Omar, Gav and Jack on the hour with the score at 3-0. Gav capitalised on the game but tiring opposition to score a double late on. 

The Scottish Cup is next up and we are all looking forward to it. In the home dressing room we all feel we can give East Stirling a good run for their money but I’ve had to remind one or two around the club just how difficult it is to beat an SFL side.  We lost to third division opposition last season and people have to remember that the Shire players play at a faster pace than East of Scotland football every week. They play in a more competitive league with and against better players than play in the East of Scotland. Having said all that it’s the Scottish Cup and a chance for us to prove ourselves against League opposition. That in itself will lift our players and as I say we are all looking forward to it.

Sam and I have watched The Shire twice and they are a very good footballing side. I’ll post more about the game midweek and again on Friday.”

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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