Fed manager Keith Gibson spoke of side’s 2-1 home defeat in the club’s last game of the season last night at Whitton Park. Read below what he had to say…
“Again last night we were missing a handful of bodies due to injury or suspensions. We started the game against Fauldhouse pretty well last night for the first 15/20 minutes, and we were getting a lot of joy down our left-hand side and caused them some problems.
Fauldhouse came more and more into the game and took the lead through slack defending and players not reacting to a good same from Iain Ross. After the goal for some reason, we looked all over the place in terms of our defending, shape, not getting close to players and not keeping secure possession up front. We lost the second goal and again it was us not getting close to players and allowing and easy opportunity to shoot at goal.
The second half was better as we started to get close to players, play on the front foot and we started to look a threat and caused Fauldhouse problems. Defensively we looked better and Fauldhouse only had one shot at goal the whole of the second half. After we got the goal through Kieran Ross (pictured right) I was confident we were going to equalise as the momentum was with us but it wasn’t to be. It would have been nice to finish the season with a win and a potential 8th place finish but it was an uphill task after being 2 nil down at half time.
Although we got beat there were positives to take from the game. We had Kieran and Derryn Kesson starting the game with Blair Whyte coming on for the last 15 minutes. Again this was a good opportunity for their development. Kieran grew as the game went on and done better in the second half and it was great to see him on the score sheet. Derryn looked very good in particular the first 20 minutes and the second half, at times he glides past players and both the boys have real potential if they’re willing to learn. Blair Whyte came on for the last 15 minutes and again done well, he has an excellent attitude for a 16yr old, he’s good around the place and is definitely one for the future!
I’d like to thank all my coaching staff, all the players and the committee for their efforts this season and we will be looking to build and improve upon this next season after our summer break. Special mention to those players who have recently re-signed for the club again for next season, Iain Ross and Frankie Lannen, with another one or two to come hopefully…”