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Ger upbeat despite cup exit

It’s hard to be upbeat after defeat however today there were so many positives to take away. Against a side that have undoubted quality all over the park and having won four from four in the Premier Division, we knew that this cup tie was a case of seeing just how far our own group have actually come in a such a short space of time. It’s not always just about our local lads, as the whole squad is undoubtedly valued to no end. However with eight in the starting eleven at some stage having all played through the local youth set up within the town, sometimes you have to measure your successes in different forms.

To a man, it was again our whole group giving it every ounce of effort they had and sometimes that’s all you can ask. A couple of their goals come from individual mistakes and against better quality sides you find that if you give them a sniff you more often than not get punished. Although Broxburn had control of the ball, I felt we frustrated them for large parts with how disciplined we were across the pitch. Our distances had to be almost perfect and for me Cal (MacKenzie) and Benzo (Ben Brown) hardly put a foot wrong all day. Ross (Coats) behind them in goals is growing in confidence from week to week which is great for us going forward too.

We mustered a few chances within the game and no doubt put a lot into it but we probably just conceded the second goal at the worst possible time as the half was about to come to an end. Scott (Latto) and Harry (McGill) came on at half time with both adding so much for the group. Joycey (Michael Joyce) comes into the game and grabs a goal and there are more minutes in the legs for some of the boys again which was extremely important.

I know 4-1 probably sounds like a tough day at the office and don’t get me wrong the hosts showed their class, but for a team that are two divisions below there was still plenty to be proud of and take away.

Back to league duty next weekend vs Dalkeith, the boys know that with the levels they produced today we won’t be too far away. They do however have to find that consistency. That’s the challenge. Again, never one to walk away from a game feeling ok in defeat but with the task we had in hand, there’s literally not much more I could have asked from the boys today.

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