We were the architects of our own downfall today.
Poor decisions at key moments cost us today but fair play to Edinburgh United for capitalising.
After scoring midway through the first half I felt we would then go from strength to strength but we basically stopped doing everything that was working for us between us scoring and then conceding. Joycey (Michael Joyce) was a handful throughout the first 45 getting on the score sheet and then nestling one on the wrong part of the net as his audacious lob was inches away and then in between times a bullet header was ruled out for a slight push on a defender. We then don’t defend the second phase of a corner which allowed a well-executed cross back into the box and a glancing header catches us in the middle of the six yard box. I felt we then go on to finish the half strongly but just before the whistle sounds, we then decide to make life even more impossible as we get a cheap sending off and the half time team talk looks completely different.
Second half we start brightly probably missing the chance of the game and then Ross (Lamb) hits the inside of the post and the ball bounces to one of our forward players and we couldn’t get it over the line. We’ve had too many days like this however. Then the game panders back and forward and with the chances United mustered they took them. That was the difference. Again from our angle the second is an individual error on our part. So I’m left disappointed to be honest. But we get what we deserve in the fashion that we aren’t putting teams to the sword when we are on top. Although I’m not sure 3-1 was a reflection on what the boys put into that today but I can’t keep telling the same story. We’ve got to make our own luck in front of the posts.
We will pick ourselves up again this week at training and be ready for another big game at Whitestone Park next Saturday.