Saturday’s 2-0 victory away to Penicuik Athletic was our first victory there for many years and with so many problems before the game it was a sweet one.
We were missing 8 players and again for the 3rd week we had to make a number of changes, on top of that, influential midfielder Luke McGeehan’s flight was delayed travelling back from Ireland but he joined the squad for the second half.
We have lost only 2 league games out of the last 16, so today’s result was not a fluke that is how we have been playing.
As well as the selection problems we arrived at the ground late due to roadworks and a car accident, so our warm up was cut shorter than anticipated but we were ready come kick off time.
I felt that Penicuik were on top for the first 15 minutes but didn’t really create any real chances to put us under pressure but as the game went on, we started to take more control of the game and created some great chances. If it had not been for an exceptional couple of saves by their keeper just before half time, then we would have gone in at the break a couple of goals up.
The second half was all about us and if I’m completely honest, other than a good free kick, we were in complete control of the game. An inspired Penicuik keeper prevented the score line being increased, he saved two one on ones and denied other opportunities to keep the score to 2-0.
We played some really good football throughout the game and controlled it for large periods. I felt that we were hungrier, sharper and definitely wanted the game more. If there was any downside then it was that we didn’t score 4 or 5 because it we had the chances.
33pts and joint 6th is a fantastic position to be in after the start we had but I don’t just want to sit back on that, I want to win our remaining games and move up the league to where I believe we can br.
A great local derby awaits us next week when we are at home against Lochee United, we will go into that game with a few bodies back and lots of confidence