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    Jim Goodwin at Methil 

    Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:19:13 PM

    Jim Goodwin at Methil

    I thought we started the game really bright, we were the better team in the opening twenty five minutes but after that we seemed to stop playing, and we finished the first half really poorly and never got going in the second half. We did great to get ourselves back in the game getting it back to 1-1 but then to concede so early after was really disappointing.

    It was an off day for us, the lads have been excellent for the last three months it is only our third defeat in twelve games, so we have been on a decent run but unfortunately today too many players were below par and I thought East Fife were deserved winners in the end.

    We should have been a couple of goals up in the first half in the first 20 minutes their keeper made a great save from Kevin Cawley and we had other opportunities as well but it is fine lines and fine margins every week in this division - the first goal is so important. In fairness we never panicked at half-time we have been a goal down in our last three games and always managed to fight our way back to gain something. I knew the character was there and the players would keep going and again today after getting ourselves back in the game we were thinking we could take the game to them but then losing another goal, which was a poor goal to lose, the defending was poor but we didn’t defend well all afternoon especially in the last hour of the game and that’s not like us usually we are quite solid and we have been up till lately but these things happen it is certainly not a day to go over the top, we were just edged out by the odd goal, we just need to pick ourselves up we have another extremely difficult game coming up next Saturday in the Scottish Cup against Dundee United, it’s a bit of a freebie I suppose with not many people giving us a chance but we believe if we play to the standards we are capable of we can give them a good game.

    Jim Goodwin



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