BAJFC manager Keith Gibson gave us his thoughts on his side’s 2-0 EOS Cup win over visitors Lochgelly Albert on Saturday at Whitton Park. Read below what he had to say on the game…

“I’m delighted to get the win on Saturday against Lochgelly and get through to the next round after a potential banana skin. Due to some injuries, we brought in Frankie Lannen (pic below) for his first start of the season at right back. We had to alter our shape in the team for the game and to be honest we never really got going in the first half. We showed some flashes but overall it was a half to forget from us despite having it under control. I felt we could have done things sharper and have a better tempo about our play.

The second half was a lot better and we took the game by the scruff of the neck. We looked sharper and played with more of a purpose whilst having some really good passages of play. We scored a very good first goal through a great strike from Kevin Buchan and we went on to control large parts of the second half and deservedly got our second goal late on courtesy of great play down the right with a tap in from James Collier.

Some of our passing and link up play was pleasing to watch in the second half and we looked solid defensively throughout the game. Apart from a great save for our keeper Iain Ross midway through the first half, I can’t really remember him having another save to make in the game. Without us being at our best we’ve come away with a good cup win, a clean sheet and a better second half performance from us so we have to take confidence from it.

We’ll have a couple of  Super League games coming up now and we need to start picking up points starting with a hard task of Bo’ness United visiting Whitton Park next Saturday then a trip to face Penicuik Athletic the week after. We want to build upon our last two cup wins and the players are well aware of how hard we need to work to pick up points in the league and work on the togetherness going forward…”