BAJFC manager Keith Gibson praises his side following their comfortable 2-0 win away to Broxburn Athletic on Wednesday night at Albyn Park. Read below what he had to say on the game…
“After the disappointment of the last two results, we got an excellent response last night at Broxburn. During the team talk, we spoke about the importance of not conceding an early goal and giving ourselves a chance in the game as well as players sticking to their individual and collective tasks. We shuffled the team around, Jay Smart started at the back, Ryan Suttie went into the right-back position, Ross McCord in midfield as we had Jamie Winter suspended. We also brought in John Sinclair as the keeper (pictured), with Iain Ross on the bench.
Again like on Saturday, we played some really good stuff and got into some great areas but without really threatening. At times I felt we could have delivered the ball earlier or had attempts at goal. Defensively we looked solid and apart from a 35-yard free kick hitting our bar we looked very comfortable in the game. We pressed well as a unit, our shape was good and the players work rate was different class.
We went into half time at 0-0, giving our self a chance of getting a positive result and we deservedly took the lead from good build up play and a great finish from Stuart McConnachie. After the goal, we continued to play at a tempo and on the front foot whilst having some good spells of possession. We got the second goal through pressing well and a great penetrating pass from which was finished well by Paul McLellan. After this, we managed the game very well and were unlucky not to add to our lead.
Overall, I felt it was a deserved 3 points and possibly the result a couple of weeks ago was a freak one, that’s what we’re saying anyway. We were all hurting after the result on Saturday and we had a good honest discussion about things after the Lochee game. The most important thing is that we’re all in this together and it showed last night, hopefully, this gives us a bit of momentum going into our final run in. We go down to Musselburgh on Saturday and again it’s going to be a very tough game but we’ll be looking to get another positive result…”