THE GAFFER LOOKS BACK TO LINLITHGOW

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Another Saturday and another victory, this is something that I could definitely get use too.

We went into Saturday’s game with no John Robert, Bob Urquhart, Scott Gray, Luke McGeehan and Mikey McIIravey pulled up in the warm up so there were changes to the line-up right up to the last minute however did not affect our preparation, focus and desire to collect more points.

The victory was no fluke or a lucky goal, we thoroughly deserved the 3 points and I felt that over the 90 minutes we out battled Linlithgow and should have won the game by 2 or 3.

I felt that throughout the game we both a fair amount of possession but defensively as a team we limited a very experience Linlithgow striker force to very few chances and keeper Jamie Robbie had a relatively, quiet afternoon.

Our goal was scored by in form striker Gordon McDonald, when Roddy Black delivered an inch perfect ball into the box from the left and Gogs’ glancing header, was perfectly placed in the opposite corner, out of reach from Linlithgow goal keeper. During the last ten minutes of the game, we created a number of chances and probably should have increased our lead. Ewan Buggins narrowly headed the ball passed the post and then the clearest chance, was when Pat Smith went around the keeper, cut the ball back to Sam Simpson who was 12 yards out, needing to just tuck the ball home, however, his first touch left him rushing his shot and it went narrowly passed the post. 

Winning is a habit that in recent weeks were have enjoyed however the boys are working twice as hard on the training pitch to ensure that we can sustain the high level of performances we have been taking into match days.

 This week we have a break from the league and on our travel to the west where we play Petershill FC in the 3rd round of the Scottish Junior Cup. The Scottish Junior Cup is a favourite of mine and with our good run last year we will be looking to do the same this season

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