We are making a point of being very hard to beat.
Before I took on this crazy adventure, St Andrews on the calendar had always meant a nice relaxing day out with some golf attached to it. However, yesterday it’s safe to say my trip was somewhat a little different. There was certainly no time to relax and sadly no golf. However what I found instead was a group of boys yet again going above and beyond for each other on a football park.
That’s really the long and short of it. I counted 9 local lads starting in our 11 with a seventeen year old and a recently turned eighteen year old included in that. It’s almost like a proud parent post.
On the game, we probably knew yesterday’s task was going to be a real tough one before a ball was kicked. Minus vice-captain Ben Brown, Michael Joyce, Grant Doyle, Paul Dickson (although arriving very last minute) and to then throw in Harry McGill to that list who failed a late fitness test, the team talk was about grabbing the opportunity when it presents itselfdThe back four literally threw their bodies on the line for the full 90, with Callum and Mikey standing out throughout. Young Luke MacLean also deserves a pat on the back for his efforts yesterday. The work that kid gets through for his teammates is incredible but there’s no getting away from the fact that we were playing against a proper team and had to hang on for spells in the second half. Going down to ten men on a difficult park also meant we had it all to do in the final stages and it would have been easy to combust especially with the quality they had on the pitch. So huge credit to every single one of those boys who kept on going to the well. It was a real squad performance including the boys that came off the bench. On that note it was brilliant to have Stewart Robertson back in the fold managing to get through a solid 45 minutes.
I definitely needed a lie down after that one but I’m sure you’ll agree another performance to be proud of.