Ger's thoughts on a frustrating few days
It’s been one of those seasons and the last few days have been frustrating to say the least.
Analysing our game against Arniston Rangers at the weekend, I felt the boys gave another good account of themselves for the most part. There wasn’t much between us on the day overall but the little bit of decisiveness they found in the final third is something we’ve been seriously lacking. On balance, we maybe even have the better moments in the game but we’ve just not been able to capitalise on these moments.
Moving on to tonight’s game against Tweedmouth Rangers, I felt considering we had a two hour journey midweek with some players needing to arrange time off work, others scrambling around just be able to make the trip, an outfield player in goals and the last ten minutes in the dark, our luck was once again found seriously wanting. I’ve probably never seen a more one sided game this season but we are travelling two hours back up the road minus any points, never mind the three I felt we deserved. They’ve mustered a free kick in the last minute and it’s gone in. That moment basically summarises the season for us. We’ve hit the post, the bar, had balls whipped off the line and what looked to us like a rugby tackle on one of our players inside the box from their goalkeeper which went unpunished and I could cry some more but I’ll end it there. Football’s just sore sometimes!
Performance wise, the boys have probably given a hell of a lot more this season than the position we are currently sat in the table suggests but ultimately but the table doesn’t lie. We maybe need a freshness that might just give us a lift because the group aren’t far away at all and last night’s commitment to the cause and personal sacrifice from these boys means far more than a position or two in the league table.
So, it’s been two real hard ones to take but we will go again on Saturday and I know the lads will give everything once more.