Ger's post match thoughts on win vs Ormiston Primrose
Updated: Nov 14
It’s a funny old game!
After back to back wins we went into yesterday’s match vs Ormiston full of confidence. However the message to the lads probably wasn’t as straight forward as normal though. We spoke to them about the fine lines of going into games with an overconfidence and falling victim to complacency. It’s a real tough one as a management team to get right as you never want to knock the wind out of the lads’ sails. I do think it’s important to remember that when you go on a positive run, you never stray from what got you there in the first place. Our lads have been first class with this to their credit. The project has taken a little bit of time to build as expected but we find ourselves in a good place at the moment.
Football as we know can change in a heartbeat though, so it’s important to enjoy the good moments as much as possible without getting too carried away.
On the game itself I felt we controlled it from start to finish. Ormiston came to try and frustrate by sitting in behind the ball, and in the opening stages credit must be given to them as we found it difficult to break them down. Our goals were shared around the park which is always pleasing too. Macca’s performance levels have been excellent week on week and I was delighted for him that he got his goal. I felt this helped settle us down a bit and gave us a good base going into the second half. Mikey scores a thumping header to put us out of reach and then followed it up by almost scoring a fantastic individual goal after picking it up from the edge of his own box. We’d have never heard the end of that if it goes in! And Harry, who has been a real live wire in the past few weeks, comes on and scores a really clever goal. The man of the moment however, and the story of the day, was no doubt about it our “midfielder” Grant Doyle. Grant shows the character we have in the changing room right now. Stepping up before the game kicked off, he sacrificed his starting place in the midfield engine room to dawn the goalie gloves at our time of need. And he even had the cheek to produce a smart double save that any number one would’ve been proud of!
That’s where we find ourselves at the moment; everyone chipping in doing their bit. And there’s certainly no greater feeling than when it all comes together.
Well done to those lads again!