Broughty Athletic manager Keith Gibson gave his thought’s on yet another defeat for his side, their third in the last five days, and looks for vast improvement come the last two home games at Whitton Park in the next few days.
Read below what he had to say on the Camelon defeat…
“Last night’s first half performance at Camelon was way below the standards we have set ourselves here at Broughty Athletic this season. Camelon looked far hungrier and had more desire than us, possibly due to the fact they still needed a win to guarantee their safety.
It’s hard to pinpoint what has gone wrong the last three games but I definitely think since we have secured our Super League status some players have unconsciously switched off and think that the jobs were done. I want to finish this season with as many points as possible but the performances we are producing at the minute aren’t good enough. I’ve said it before that its hard to be too critical of the players as we’ve had a positive season in general, but I want to finish the season strong.
To the game itself, we were miles off it in the first half but had two clear cut chances which we never took. Camelon’s first goal was quite fortunate with the ball falling in the path of their player to slot home. The second goal was far too easy and we can’t keep conceding bad goals. On the stroke of half-time, Ii felt we were denied a stonewall penalty and probably the keeper being sent off. Ryan Suttie played a great through ball for Stewart McConnachie and with only the keeper to beat he was hauled down. The referee then proceeded to give a free kick to Camelon and booked Stewart for handball, with even the home dugout convinced it should have been a penalty. They say these decisions even themselves out over the season but not for us over recent months.
In the second half, we did a bit better in terms of playing at a better tempo, we played some decent stuff but we need an end product as in putting the ball in the net. We now have two home games left and we have to go into these being really positive and try to pick up the six points on offer starting with Musselburgh Athletic this Saturday then the visit of Fauldhouse United on Wednesday night…”