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    Allan Maitland after local derby victory 

    Saturday, September 12, 2009 5:37:26 PM

    I said in my programme notes that the team that can finish above Stirling Albion will win the league and I think today showed that, I thought they were excellent. In the first half I did not think there was anything in it, we scored a goal that I honestly didn’t expect us to score against Stirling Albion with just one clearance up the park and a lovely finish from Andy Scott who I thought was outstanding throughout the game and after that in the second half with the changes Stirling Albion made, they forced us back and you have a choice at that stage do you hang on to what you have got or do you have a go? We chose to hang to what we had and we sat probably too deep and allowed Stirling Albion too much of the ball – our goal keeper had a magnificent save down to his right hand side half way through the second half. We changed it by bringing on Gary Carroll and Iain Russell on, that helped us enormously, and got the ball back at their end of the park, the game then became a wee bit more even. It was a great game to win, there was nothing between the sides apart from a magnificent winning goal from Andy Scott. I thought the effort of our players which is all I can judge was fantastic today, adding Iain Russell and Kevin Welsh - Kevin had a great 90 minutes today, so adding the two of them to our squad is a statement of intent. We are sitting top of the league after 5 games, we have done magnificently well and we are going to keep working to try and win each game that we play. We have quality players at this club, this is perhaps the best squad of players I have had in the years I have been here and we are going to try and build on where we are just now.

    Allan Maitland - Team Manager

     



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