Our fate is in our hands, says McSkimming

Gowfers v Lochee United
Gowfers v Lochee United

With the Gowfers’ making an exit from the DJ Laing Cup all of the team’s focus is now on their league campaign.

According to manager Alan McSkimming it was a close run thing at 3-2, but his side need to work on their defences.

Gowfers v Lochee United

Gowfers v Lochee United

He said: “It was one of those games. There wasn’t a great deal of form between both the teams as you might expect from a cup tie. It was quite close and both teams gave as good as they got.

“A draw might have been a fair result but then it would have gone to the lottery of penalties and anything could have happened.

“I think from our point of view the goals we gave away were a bit sloppy and avoidable. They didn’t have to work as hard as us for their goals.

“If we had been a bit more ruthless in our decision making then our two goals might have enough, but if you give good teams opportunities you will suffer for it.”

Gowfers v Lochee United

Gowfers v Lochee United

Looking ahead to tomorrow (Saturday) the Gowfers are back on their travels as they face Hill o’ Beath on their home turf, and for the gaffer attention is solely on climbing the league.

He said: “It was important for us to get into the next round of the cup but the league is our main focus for the remainder of our season.

“We’ve got six games left, three at home and three away and it will really just depend on us. Our fate is in our own hands and we’ve got to pick up as many points as we can.

“We’ve got Hill o’ Beath then Fauldhouse so we’ve just got to make sure we stick to task and do what we’ve been doing so well lately.

Gowfers v Lochee United

Gowfers v Lochee United

“We need to take those chances and be tight in defence. We need to be full of confidence, which is difficult when every point is crucial.”

The coaching and management team have been struck down with illness so squad selection is still up for discussion, but it seems as though the Gowfers’ issues only lie between the sticks.

Alan said: “We’ve got goal-keeping problems as both our ‘keepers are injured, so we’re doing our best to nurse them back to health, but other than that most of our players are available for selection.”