BAJFC manager Jamie McCunnie couldn’t hide his delight following Saturday’s 2-0 away win at Newtongrange Star in the league. Read what he had to say when he sat down with the BAJFC Admin Team…
“I’m really happy with the result on Saturday and overall I thought we fully deserved the three points and win so full praise must go to the lads. Three wins in four games is a good statistic for us, long may it continue towards the end of the season.
Before the game in our chat, we asked the players to be brave in possession, take the ball under pressure and as the first half went on we did this and eventually scored a great goal to go in 1-0 up at halftime courtesy of wee Danny Cavanagh. Kieran McWalter (pictured below), who thoroughly deserved his man of the match award, played a perfect long pass into Danny’s path and the little man showed great composure to lift the ball over their keeper with the outside of his foot.
In the second half I thought we created some good chances and at times played some great attacking football. We scored at the right time to kill the game off and take a very important three points back home. Although it was an own goal, it was the way our deputy captain Brian Clark took his man on and beat him with ease, yet again, and cut the ball across the goal. He’s been on the button the last few weeks hence my rush to get him signed up again for next season. He’s been a great deputy captain whilst Graham Hay has been out injured, he knows what I expect and he delivers.
Newtongrange is always a great venue to play due to the quality of their playing surface and surroundings and I thought our players used that to get the ball down when we had possession and then dug deep when we didn’t have the ball to ensure we kept a clean sheet for the first time since our 0-0 draw at the start of last November against Bonnyrigg Rose.
Now, we all look forward to what will be another tough home game this Saturday coming against Hill of Beath at Whitton Park. We’ve not played each other yet this season and they will be looking to bounce back from a defeat on Saturday away to Arniston Rangers in a domestic cup competition. We have a friendly arranged for during the week and we’ll see how some of our injured players get on as well as using some lads that are due game time…”