BAJFC assistant manager Charlie King gives us his thoughts on his side’s heavy 5-2 defeat away to Camelon in the league on Saturday, stretching the Fed’s unwanted run of games without a league win to eight games. Read below what Charlie had to say about the game…
“It was a hard defeat to take on Saturday. I’m very, very, disappointed and can’t help feel for all involved from the players to the management, to the committee and supporters. We’ve now been beaten twice by Camelon this season but unfortunately, it just seems to be where we are at the minute. There is not a lot going for us at the moment and that was summed up with the first goal we conceded in the game, a wicked deflection from a soft 25yrd shot into the back of the net.
However, I felt we then showed really good character to come back into the game and take us in 1-1 courtesy of Grant Lawson’s headed goal at half time. But for all our effort and work, sweeping moves etc during the first half we did not trouble the goalkeeper enough on a slippery surface due to the weather conditions.
Then, again, as we did last week, we start the second half poorly after an initial break forward where again we were shot-shy, we go on to lose two goals in the opening minutes from kick off which inevitably put the fear into us. Too many mistakes were made by not applying pressure to stop crosses and being far too far off attacking players in the box, and we paid the price. Then another couple of goals from set pieces, which is not good enough with the experience we have in the squad, put paid to any chance of salvaging anything from the game.
It’s sad to admit it but we are lacking that cutting edge at the minute to help dig ourselves out of the winless league run just now but believe me, we are all ready as a group, the players and the management side, to sort it out as soon as possible and finish this season off strongly, starting this Saturday away to Culter JFC in the GA Engineering Cup. A hard game is in store yet again but we’ll work on vital tasks at training midweek and be ready for another battle come Saturday.
Can I also quickly mention, to add insult to an already bad day at the office losing to Camelon, one of our buses broke down just outside Stirling on the way home. Those on board had to sit for three hours in freezing conditions waiting to get a lift home, with our club coach Tony McAuley making his way back from Dundee to collect us all…”