Another massive game - they all are at this time of year. Great result last week but we are not quite out of the relegation dogfight yet so a win tomorrow will go a long way to securing our league status. Stenny must have spent an absolute fortune during the transfer window - 6 signings in all but they have yet to to get the benefit of it.
Appealing conditions to play football. Sadly appalling performance from Rovers too. Should've been 3 nil to Stennie with a clear goal not given and a clear penalty too. Second half we were much better but no joy. Applaud the 80 or so Rovers fans who swam to the match.
And happy 60th to Susan Kirkland on Monday.
I think you'll pass for a concession from next week Susan. 😂😂
Reasonable and fair summary from Peter. The conditions didn't have an impact on the result.
Stenny header from a corner came off the cross bar and looked to have crossed the line but the goal wasn't given - after just a few minutes play too! I was directly behind the goal and couldn't tell, so the ref had no chance. That was after Clarke had needlessly given away a free kick which put us under pressure which led to the corner. Clarke tbf had an absolute stinker and looked completely out of his depth the whole match. Harsh maybe but fair certainly.
Then Will bundled over one of their strikers too and it did look a penalty - we'd have been shouting for it for sure at the other end - but it wasn't given. Goody kept us in it too with a few decent saves. Goody actually makes the defence look good! They'd concede more than a few more goals if he wasn't there to bail them out. So it could have been 3-0 at half time. Can't really remember Rovers having a chance in the first half.
Second half we were better but never really looked like threatening Stenny. Scally had a few decent runs and a shot-come-cross from the edge of the box narrowly evaded See at the back post which could have made it 1-1.
Overall though Stenny were deserved winners. We weren't that far off them maybe but we didn't deserve anything from this game. My main criticism is that it took so long to make any subs when clearly we needed to try something else much sooner. on this sort of form we'll finish below Stenny.
Massive wake up call for those who last week were talking about the play offs. That is way wide of the mark. We are mediocre at best in amongst a number of bang average sides. Brechin last week were as poor as we'll see and unfit to boot. Looking back, as good as we were at 4-1 maybe we were flattered by an utter sh1t Brechin side. Again maybe a tad harsh but more than likely a fair summary.
If you're up for a bet then put money on us finishing 9th. No disgrace in that given the apparent budgets of the teams in this league.
Man of the match? Probably Goody, with honourable mentions to Will and maybe Scally. For the rest it was a day best forgotten.