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Manager Ger Rossi on convincing win against Edinburgh South

Our first half performance today was about as good as I’ve seen down at Whitestone for some time.

I know the above statement is quite a big one to make, however I really feel the boys deserve all the plaudits that will come their way for it. Ainsley has a really hard working Edinburgh South team and prior to the game we made the boys well aware that it was all about winning our own individual battles first, which would then allow us the right to go and play, and to a man they delivered.

What we are seeing at the moment is a real belief within the group, something that was maybe a little lacking at the beginning of the season. One thing myself Brogie and Allan are proud of thus far is the strength and depth of our squad. We’ve got a great bunch that put absolutely everything in to it. The hardest part though is trying to keep everyone happy; that’s the impossibilities of the job. Although the boys know that whoever has the jersey has to work hard to keep it.

Today I felt our front three were constantly causing the South’s backline problem after problem. It’s also great seeing Michael Joyce enjoying his football again after a tough year last season having battled back from a serious injury. Young Fraser Stewart edged our sponsors man of the match today having covered every blade of grass but there were plenty contenders just behind him Paul Dickson slotting back in at left back was one of them. As I previously said, to a man they all put in an incredible shift including the boys that came off the bench.

Football throws up many highs and even greater lows, I’ve been in it long enough to appreciate that both are just waiting around that corner. An old friend once told me you never get too high or too low as a manager, you do your best to find somewhere in the middle as much as you can. So with that in mind we won’t be getting too carried away by today’s result. Instead we will go about our business as we have been from the beginning.

Today however it’s all about those lads, they certainly deserve the credit!

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