Ger's thoughts as Rovers get back to winning ways in the mud
Today we saw every ounce of what those boys are about.
It was like a real throw back performance to the good old days today. A muddy pitch and a full blooded effort with the sleeves rolled up saw us deservedly take all three points.
If I start picking out individuals I’ll end up naming everyone, as they all deserve the plaudits. However our skipper (Ross Lamb) typifies our group. Having had his breakfast in Poland a few short hours before hand, fresh off a flight he ends up producing one of his best performances of the season. Paul Dickson was also moved into the midfield engine room and has a stand out display and young Luke MacLean put it all together scoring a fantastic goal to round off another really positive performance. Defensively, again the boys gave us a real platform to go and build upon though.
When you look at days like today I sometimes have to pinch myself at what we’ve managed to create. The bench literally has the majority of games under their belts thus far from starting positions so again the depth we have is incredible for the level we are at. Harry (McGill) also proves this by coming off the bench and scoring a cracking individual goal and probably by his own admission he could’ve had a couple more. Again, what an asset to have coming into the fracas of a game.
Since we’ve come back (from the weather enforced break) we’ve seen this performance brewing. It was almost like a carbon copy of our start to the season where it was becoming increasing difficult to critique the group. It certainly wasn’t through a lack of effort that our points return probably wasn’t a direct reflection of our performance, so the pre-game chat was simplified. Find a way. And the boys more than delivered.
In the calm, I’m always proud of the group rain or shine they’ve come a seriously long way. But they deserved that today. We can hopefully now go on and build a bit of momentum again.