BAJFC manager Keith Gibson gives us his thoughts on the 1-0 victory over visitors Penicuik Athletic on Saturday at Whitton Park in a game of very few chances but with some outstanding saves from the Fed’s Iain Ross (pictured below) in the goal along with some great defending. The win saw the Fed rack up their fourth league win in a row to move into second top spot in the league table.
Read below what Keith had to say on the win and performance…
“We always knew going into Saturday’s game against Penicuik Athletic that it was going to be a really tough one, Johnny has strengthened his Penicuik squad in the summer and has them playing well and like us they have had a positive start to the season. Training this week was at a really high standard and tempo and the players were confident going into the game especially after winning the previous four on the bounce.
The game itself was pretty even from start to finish, with both sides trying to play the game the right way. We started the game well and played at a decent tempo creating a couple of good chances early on. Penicuik had one very good chance but our keeper Iain Ross made a fantastic save. Apart from that, I don’t think Penicuik had any other real goal-scoring opportunities in the first half.
Again the second half was very even but we broke the deadlock and scored a great goal through a well-worked corner from Ross McCord to our match-winner Jamie Winter. Penicuik then missed a couple of good chances as did we but the most pleasing thing was the way we saw the game out and once again keeping a clean sheet through Iain Ross.
Overall it wasn’t our best performance of the season but the work rate, fitness and desire of the players to get the 3 points was excellent. Credit to Penicuik though who played very well and will probably feel they should have got something from the game if not for great defending and goalkeeping but I’m absolutely delighted we won the game and made it 5 wins in a row between league and cup games.
On to next week, we welcome near local rivals Carnoustie Panmure to our patch and again it will be a very tough game as they are struggling at the foot of the table and need the points, but we’ll be well prepared and go into the game with confidence sky high throughout the team and we’ll be looking for our fifth Super League win in a row…”