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    Queen's Park Preview 

    Saturday, August 19, 2017 3:16:56 AM

    Manager Previews today's game v. Queen's Park

    We welcome you to come along to the Indodrill for this afternoons game against Queens Park.

    I would like to start by welcoming Gus McPherson, his staff and players and everyone else connected to their club who have made the trip today.

    Our last home game was a tough encounter against one of the league favourites Raith Rovers. I thought the team was excellent on the day, the first half particularly. We played some exciting, attacking football and the lads in attacking areas looked to be relishing the challenge of breaking down a good Raith defence. We had a couple of opportunities to kill the game off at 1-0 but unfortunately we weren’t able to capitalise and Raith eventually hit us with a late sucker punch in the dying moments of the game. What might have been a very good point before the game suddenly felt like a defeat! The lads took a lot of confidence from the game and I think it goes to show if we reach the levels we are capable of consistently we will be in for a very positive campaign.

     

    Last weekend’s game on the other hand was a huge disappointment. I thought the game as a whole was very poor lacking any real quality. East Fife set out to frustrate us from the first minute by getting a lot of numbers behind the ball and trying to hit us on the counter attack. In games like that the first goal is always vital, and I felt that if we had got it then we would have went on to score two or three. Defensively as a unit the boys were great and Neil Parry only had two saves to make all afternoon. Of course we don’t like losing and we spoke after the game about how when games are scrappy like Saturdays was then we need to be coming away with at least a point. I think over the whole piece a draw would have been a fair result but unfortunately we weren’t able to convert any of the late chances that came our way.

    Today is another difficult game against a very well organised and hard working team. Queens Park are coming off the back of a 5-2 defeat last weekend and no doubt Gus will be looking for a huge reaction from his players. We will have to match their commitment and effort firstly which is something our boys never shy away from. We have discussed in previous meetings as a group how we want to make our home patch a difficult place for opposition teams to come, as we did against Raith Rovers last week.

    You the supporters played your part and we ask for more of the same today.

    Thanks as always and please continue to drive the boys on.

    Jim.

     

     

     

     



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