DESPITE being on the wrong end of a 5-0 scoreline in the match against Musselburgh Athletic at Laing Park on Saturday, Gowfers’ manager Ian Gilzean still saw some positives to take from the encounter, writes Brian Forsyth.
He conceded that it was not the result he and his players had been looking for and suggested that the referee had not covered himself in glory. Two ‘keepers were sent off which left the home team with only nine men on the park.
Mr Gilzean went on: “We were 3-0 down when we hit the crossbar then we missed a penalty of our own. If one of these had gone in we could have been back in the game. A few decisions went against us and when you go down to nine men it is very tough against any team
“However, the players did not throw the towel in but kept going to the end. Danny Miller went in goal and the boys in front of him worked hard so that was a pleasing part of proceedings.
“I was happy with their commitment, which carried us through to the end, and the way they kept grafting. It was a bad day at the office all round and all you can do is put it behind you and move on.”
The Gowfers face Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic at New Dundas Park in a league match tomorrow (Saturday) and the manager’s comment was: “It doesn’t get any easier!”
He went on: “We drew 0-0 down there last season and they beat us at home, so we know we have a match in prospect. They are up there in the top three so it will be another tough game for us. We will aim to improve on the little things that let us down at the weekend and make the journey with confidence.”