BAJFC manager Keith Gibson gives his final thoughts on yet another home loss for the Fed this season, their sixth in fifteen home games at Whitton Park. Read below what he had to say…
“After a great cup win last week we were looking to continue the momentum on Saturday. We started the game very well playing on the front foot, we were getting a bit of joy in behind Lochee and we played some good stuff. The way we lost all three goals sums up our season, Lochee never had to work to score them and this was the most disappointing thing after a good start. The first two were down to not being able to defend a set piece and the third was us giving the ball away cheaply. Outwith this we were comfortable and I cant really remember Lochee creating anything else. Fair play to the players they kept playing and we got a goal back right on half time from Jamie Winter.
At half time we spoke with the players and I honestly felt we could get back into the game if we kept looking to get the ball down and play whilst coping with Lochee’s direct threat. Again in the second half, we were the team with all the momentum and we created some really good chances and we played the majority of the second period in Lochee’s half. Lochee had one excellent chance but John Sinclair saved well from close range. I felt if we had scored our second goal earlier we could have got something out of the game. We put Lochee under a lot of pressure and we were unlucky not to get an equaliser at the death and I’m sure no one would have grudged us that but fair play to Lochee for seeing the game out.
Ultimately we gave ourselves too much to do with going three goals down but we got an excellent response from the players second half where we controlled the majority of it. The disappointing thing is that its another loss at home and this is something that we need to improve on next season, we have improved again this season in terms of points and league position with a cup win also. I’m satisfied with some aspects of this season in terms of we have reached our targets but I do feel we could have done better in certain areas which we’ll asses over the coming weeks and we’ll be striving to improve again next season.
We’ll have a short break now to recharge the batteries and we’ll be ready to go again at the start of July for our pre-season training and friendly games we have organised…”