Ger's thoughts on Newburgh stalemate
Today’s game was definitely one of those that will not live long in the memory of both sides.
The positive we take away is that we at least secured a point in a game that definitely never caught fire. We hit the bar early on and probably pass up a couple of half chances. Young James (Clare) breaks away and brings out a decent save from the goalkeeper just before half time, but the game was deprived of any real quality throughout.
In the second half we were hoping that the boys would find the levels that we’ve been accustomed to seeing. Don’t get me wrong after last weekend’s mud bath (an almighty thanks sent to Jim Currie and the Rugby club aiding us with a quad bike and a pitch roller to keep this game on) we probably couldn’t get into any real flow and Newburgh would’ve no doubt felt the same. But again maybe I’m just trying to give the lads an excuse when on the day we just weren’t anywhere near good enough. The boys know this though.
Again searching for positives, I felt that Ben Brown was outstanding today. He probably doesn’t get in as many after match notes as his performances merit, however he’s a lad that provides so much for his team mates week in week out. Callum (Mackenzie) also manages to get through his first 90 minutes after his recent knee injury and was solid throughout which was also pleasing. Lastly I also felt that Harry (McGill) gave us a real spark and was probably unfortunate to see his goal ruled out for an earlier infringement.
The lads will play better. Frustratingly underperforming arguably in front of our biggest crowd of the season but the changing room know that we cannot stand still. We move on to next weekend’s cup game Vs Fauldhouse.