BAJFC manager Jim Finlayson couldn’t hide his frustration as he saw his side crash out of the GA Cup at the hands of Tayport on Saturday. In doing so, it’s the third cup competition the Fed have exited this season all at the hands of lower league sides leaving the Fed to finish the season playing just Super League fixtures. Read below what he had to say on the game…
“It was a very disappointing result on Saturday and the way in which we were brushed aside by some real clinical finishing from Tayport. To lose a game is bad enough but to lose 4-1 away from home as holders of the competition in the first round really hurt us. It was hard enough playing against Tayport but the match officials made it even harder, for both sides, with some poor decisions but less said about that the better. We were missing some players too, Dayle Robertson, Fraser Smith, Paul McLellan, Garry Kenneth and Iain Ross but still had a good pool of players to choose from.
The goals Tayport scored were partially gifted by our poor ball retention but we had at least three or four great chances ourselves to score during the first half on top of the one we did eventually score via Kevin Milne but we just couldn’t find the net on Saturday. Full credit to Tayport though, they finished well in front of goal and deserved their win.
Our second-half performance was, to say the least, better than the first half. We had good possession and played the ball about better and had another two or three chances in front of goal. But as we pushed and pushed further up the park their fourth goal just consolidated a bad day at the office for us, we were trying to run with the ball in our own 18-yard box but got caught out, that just can’t happen.
Overall it was not a great day for us, the lads never quit, they kept going and they all know we are a much better side than we were and we’ll get back to the training pitch come Tuesday night to address these problems and look to our next game at home to Kennoway Star Hearts next Saturday in the league…”
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