BAJFC manager Keith Gibson wasn’t slow in hiding his true thoughts following Saturday’s dismal 6-1 drubbing at the hands of visitors Broxburn Athletic at Whitton Park. Read below his thoughts on the game…
“Saturday’s result and performance against Broxburn Athletic was probably one of the worst in my two and a half years at the club I’m sad to say. We got off to the worst possible start conceding two goals inside the first ten minutes, both from corners too, and this seemed to knock us off our stride for the whole of the first half. We actually nearly got back in the game with an excellent free kick from Paul McLellan (pictured) but apart from that we never threatened their goal.
At half time I felt if we could get the next goal it would change the game but unfortunately, we lost a freak third goal, a defensive mix up, and then went on and conceded the fourth goal soon after. The disappointing thing is that we’ve been on a decent unbeaten run in the league and to lose that in this manner is unacceptable. I’m hurting and embarrassed after that performance and I’m sure my players will be also
Broxburn looked hungrier, sharper and had a desire all over the park. You can analyse yesterday’s performance but for me maybe it was just one of those days. Nearly every shot on target for them went in, I think they had 8 in total throughout the game. But when you have so many players having an off day you’re going to struggle. The players didn’t go out to perform like they did but we need a big reaction from them all. For me the performance yesterday was totally out of character and maybe a wake-up call for the remainder of the season.
We spoke on Thursday night at training about our aims and aspirations for this season and I still want to achieve them and I’m sure the players do too. We don’t and won’t become a bad team overnight but we need a massive reaction this week in training and not feel sorry for ourselves. We have another big super league game this weekend and we’ll be looking to put things right in that…”