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Ger's thoughts on three points on the road

The Facebook post summed it up. It wasn’t pretty but it is another three points on the road.

So after the plaudits I gave the lads last weekend in the way of their effort, our first half display today was more than a few miles off in comparison. Going into this one unchanged I felt it might give us some consistency as it’s probably something we’ve been missing so far this season. If truth be told however, we just never got started and it just felt really flat. Ormiston, to their credit in the early exchange, put the better phases of play together and Ross (Coats) has to produce an incredible save half way through the first period to keep us level. Apart from that though it wasn’t a great watch.

We gathered a little bit of momentum before the half ends but for the standards we set and expect I’m sure the boys will accept we were well below par in the first forty five. Gregor (Lamb) again showed his class throughout and Naz (McDonald) gave us a lift in energy but it was a game in the baking hot sun that just struggled to ignite.

All week we’ve made sure to hammer home that in recent years Ormiston has been an extremely difficult place for us performance and result wise since I’ve come in. So at half time as a management team we knew we had to try and change it to get a positive reaction. We bring Macca (Luke MacLean) and Robbie (Renwick) into the fray who both have the ability to change a game and that’s exactly what they did. Kivi (Kyle Kivlichan) and (Grant) Doyle also come on and I felt we finished in the ascendency. Robbie’s been brilliant for us this season and he provides a real spark today when he comes on. I said to him afterwards he probably could’ve come away with a hat-trick and the match ball, but that’s the type of impact he had. He takes his goal exceptionally well and from that point on I felt we settled into a better rhythm. 1-0 leads going into the final few minutes with missed chances at the top end of the pitch always throw up the potential to bite you, however the back five never put a foot wrong even after the early reshuffle and deserved their clean sheet.

Our levels will no doubt be better going forward but the spirit of that squad is second to none. I’ve honestly not come across much better. We will need it in spades next weekend though as we finally find ourselves back at Whitestone Park. In our way is a really difficult challenge with the visit of Premier Division Dunbar United. We will have to be at our absolute best but with the town behind the boys I know that they will as always give it everything they have.

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