BAJFC manager Jamie McCunnie gives us his thoughts on Saturdays narrow 1-0 defeat at home to visitors Linlithgow Rose. A draw would have been a fair result between the sides and he was disappointed to lose out to a set piece late on in the game. Read below what he had to say…
“I’m disappointed not to take anything from the game on Saturday against Linlithgow Rose, we should have at least had a point from the game I would have said. We started excellently and after looking back at the video highlights, we had a perfectly good goal chopped off by the assistant referee for offside when Brian Clark, pictured below, was clearly onside following Derryn Kesson’s shot on goal. It was a great save from their keeper and Brian reacted quickly to put it away but sadly it was not to be.
After that, I thought both teams pretty much cancelled each other out throughout the game. Linlithgow had a few half chances in the first half when they pounced on slack play by us but they came to nothing, either poor finishing or routine saves by John Sinclair in our goal. We try and play the right way, the way we set out to play, but the park on Saturday just didn’t allow us to do this. Jordan Garden had a great effort cutting in from the left but another great save from their keeper denied us taking the lead.
In the second half, I felt we were the slightly better of the two teams, creating a few half chances along the way, but credit to Linlithgow, they scored a goal from a set piece and that was all that separated the teams on the day. We have to make sure we correct our set-piece mistakes to avoid what happened on Saturday. Both sets of players from the two teams gave everything they had on the day, there was plenty of effort throughout the teams but not a lot of quality on show on the day.
We have to regroup now and go again on Wednesday night. We make the very short journey up the dual carriageway to face Forfar West End who are battling for points to stay in the league and will be looking to take them from us. It will be a tough game, as all the league games are, so we’ll plan this one out and take it from there…”
Broughty Athletic make the first of two away trips in four days as they make the short journey to face Forfar West End at Strathmore Park on Wednesday night, kick off scheduled for 6-45pm. Then on Saturday, the Fed travel to Perth to face Jeanfield Swifts with a 2-30pm kickoff.
These will be the last fixtures for April for the Fed as have been handed no more fixtures from the ERSJFA. The Fed are still to play one home game, versus Lochee United and travel to face Bonnyrigg Rose and Hill of Beath before the season ends.