He was delighted with the result on Saturday but sees more is needed from his players following a nervy ending to the 2-1 win over Jeanfield Swifts on Saturday. Read these thoughts of caretaker manager Jamie McCunnie below…
“I was delighted with our 2-1 result on Saturday against Jeanfield Swifts and by the majority of the performance of the team. For seventy minutes I would say we played well in difficult windy conditions and definitely deserved to be 2-0 ahead in the game.
The last twenty minutes Jeanfield threw everything that had at us and due to this we started to defend deeper and deeper and stopped pressing the ball the way that brought us joy earlier in the game. We need to learn that the best form of defence is to retain possession and therefore limit the opposition. They managed a goal late on and won a penalty in the dying seconds due to their constant pressure but thankfully our young keeper John Sinclair (pictured) got his fingers to it and won us the points.
I thought young Derryn Kesson continued on from his substitute’s appearance on Wednesday night and he was always a threat. He managed to win us the penalty for the first goal, Paul McLellan put it away nicely, and he scored our second goal, even if he was a bit fortunate, to put us 2-0 ahead in the game.
There’s competition for places in the squad now so everyone needs to be at their best over the next few weeks during our training sessions and the games itself. No one is certain of a starting place and that is what we need.
With no more midweek games, this week will allow us to train twice and get us ready for what will be a tough game away from home against Dundonald Bluebell next Saturday. They’ve won their last two games against Forfar West End and Hill of Beath, both with 2-1 score lines, so it’s a hard game for us, and them come Saturday.
We have a couple of players carrying knocks from Saturday’s game, namely Garry Kenneth and Fraser Smith. We’ll assess them over the next few days and take it from there…”