Gowfers gaffer Alan says young side will bounce back from Bonnyrigg defeat against Penicuik this weekend

Alan McSkimming was disappointed with the performance of his side as they lost 2-0 to Bonnyrigg Rose.

But the Gowfers gaffer admitted he wasn’t too disheartened because he accepts those kind of displays will come with a young squad.

And Alan revealed his side are raring to bounce back from the defeat at home to Penicuik Athletic this weekend.

He said: “It was a disappointing result, we were frustrated throughout the game and particularly after it. We just never got started, the whole game we maybe played for 20 minutes. We were way off the level we’ve got to in previous weeks so it was slightly disappointing in that sense.

“There wasn’t a great deal in the game, they scored with a header from a corner and we were still in the game until late on when they got a soft penalty.

“I don’t have too many complaints about the scoreline but I’m disappointed with the performance.

“It’s a really tight pitch which is in complete contrast to ours. A number of factors came into it and I’m not sure I could really put my finger on what caused it, it was just too many boys not getting pass marks.

“Collectively as a team we didn’t do enough to get anything from the game. It’s tough but it’s something we have to take as management because, with young players, it’s tough to get the consistency every single week. It’s something we accept. We need to make sure we’re up for every game because if you’re not in this Super League, you won’t get any points.

“This weekend will give us a good chance to bounce back, we’ve got an undefeated record at home this season and we want to keep that as long as possible. We’re looking forward to the game, it’s one we feel we can take maximum points from. The boys are keen to make amends.”

Tomorrow, Saturday, the Gowfers are back on home turf, rolling out the welcome mat this time to Penicuik Athletic for their eighth match in the McBookie.com East Super League.

The Midlothians outfit have made a reasonable start to the season and on their last visit to Laing Park, back on April 4, they returned home with all three points after a narrow 1-0 win.

This time around Alan McSkimming’s men will no doubt be out to reverse that result and another tough encounter is on the cards.

Kick-off tomorrow is again scheduled for 2.30 p.m.