BAJFC manager Keith Gibson spoke of his frustration after leaving Thomson Park empty handed following his sides 2-0 defeat to Lochee United on Saturday. Read below what he had to say on the game…
“It was another frustrating result on Saturday away to Lochee United. We set up, as we always do, to go and win the game, but when you lose two goals in the manner we did then you’re going to be up against it.
Like last week we lost an early goal after ten minutes, it was a nothing free kick that we never dealt with and it ends up going in the net past everyone. The second goal is just a case of us switching off and not matching our men with Lochee not really having to do much to score. We’ve not given ourselves a chance the last two weeks with conceding early goals and we’ve given ourselves mountains to climb. I felt in the first half we were the team who looked to get the ball down and play and at times we had some good periods of possession. We got into some good areas but we weren’t clinical enough in our finishing or our desire to get on the end of crosses.
At half-time we changed the shape to try and get back into the game again, we had good periods of play but we couldn’t break the Lochee defence down who managed the game well. I felt we could have got our wide players on the ball more and made things happen in the final third but it just didn’t happen whilst we were chasing the game. With us promoting more players forward we were always going to run the risk of getting hit on the break and we got caught a couple of times due to this.
Overall the two goals have killed us and the manner we lost them but you have to give credit to Lochee as we just couldn’t break them down. We need to be more clinical when we get half-chances, especially in games like these when it was so evenly balanced at times. We have to dust ourselves down as we’re all hurting, we’ll have a training session on Monday night before our game against Broxburn on Wednesday evening.
We all need to start taking responsibility, we have four league games remaining and I want to finish as high as we can and finish the season strong. The last thing we want is it to peter out and thinking because we have secured our Super League status the jobs done. We want improvements every year and if we don’t improve on last year I’ll see it as a failure, and so will the club, and ultimately I’ll take responsibility for that but I believe in this squad of players we have here. We just need to roll our sleeves up and get on with the job and be the best we can be for our remaining games…”