Management thoughts on two dropped points yesterday.

Posted on Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Mike says –

“When the EOS website updated to show Leith had scored in 90+1 I felt even lower than I did after Jimmy Murray broke the news to me moments before. Minutes earlier the site had shown a Gretna equaliser then a winner for Stirling Uni on the back of it. Sitting in the sun away from the action can be soul destroying at times and it was yesterday.

Sam says we had chances to put the game to bed in the first half but paid the penalty as Leith stepped things up after the interval and deserved their late point saving goal. There is still everything to play for at the top of the table and we now have to concentrate on The Vale next weekend.

On the back of 3 or 4 shut-outs the last thing any team wants is 3 or their back 4 missing. With Danny O’Donnell away and both Ali MacKinnon and Dean Hoskins failing fitness tests before the game that’s what we got yesterday. Sam says however that Dr Seeley did themselves and the team proud in the improvised back four (Robbie Manson slotting in at right back) and that our problems were further up the park.

As I’ve told the players many, many times “winning leagues isn’t easy” and it looks like we could have to do it the hard way this season if the title is still in the balance on 12th May. Having said that there’s still a lot of football to be played between now and then and Whitehill for one will be rubbing their hands at having both Stirling and ourselves to play.

For now the players have to lift themselves up and prepare for the next game. There isn’t any other way.”


Next Fixture

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

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