BAJFC manager Keith Gibson gives us his thoughts on his side’s third league defeat in a row against Bo’ness United on Saturday. Read below what he had to say…

“It was another disappointing result for us in the league on Saturday against Bo’ness United. It was really frustrating going in at half time 1-0 down as I felt we more than matched Bo’ness in the first 45 minutes and created probably the best chance of the half from Grant Lawson after great build up play.

We created some more half chances but our shape was good and limited Bo’ness to half chances also. Bo’ness took the lead after we had a throw in Bo’ness’ final third of the pitch! We gave the ball away and failed to deal with the counter attack but we were so unlucky to lose the goal after Jamie McCunnie dealt with the cross only for it to fall right in the path of the Bo’ness striker who tapped it in.

At half time we were forced to make a change with Jamie Winter coming off injured, we spoke with the players at half-time about starting the second half well and I felt we could get something out of the game. We started the second half really well and I felt the momentum was with us but unfortunately we conceded a really soft second goal after Ryan Suttie slipped and Jay Smart not dealing with the ball. In the lead up to the goal Barry Myles was off the park receiving treatment and possibly if he was was on we don’t concede. After we conceded you could see the lift it gave Bo’ness and to be fair to them they played some good stuff and created chances.

Summing up we more than matched Bo’ness but after conceding the second goal we had a mountain to climb. The disappointing thing is that we never got cut open with the first 2 goals and our shape was good throughout. In the last 3 league games, we have started the game really well and have missed some really good chances to take the lead in these games which change everything. We spoke after the game and we just need to keep working hard in training with everyone sticking together to get us through this.Next week it doesn’t get any easier with an away trip to league leaders Kelty Hearts but we will prepare the players this week in training and will be ready for the game.

Next week it doesn’t get any easier with an away trip to league leaders Kelty Hearts but we will prepare the players this week in training and will be ready for the game. We have a friendly game organised for Tuesday night to tick over some of the players then on to Saturday…”