An update from our Assistant Manager

Following on from the previous week’s game against league leaders Penicuik,  we continued that with the welcoming of Linlithgow Rose to New Countess Park.  Linlithgow came into the game in a great run of form.  If I am not mistaken, a run of 13 games undefeated and flying high in the league.

This is always a great fixture to look forward to for our players, management and supporters. One that you look for when the fixtures are announced. The added spice of both teams last week was how important it would be for many different reasons.

The league right now is ridiculously tight,  particularly middle to bottom, and teams can easily get dragged into the dog fight of relegation.

The game kicked off on a miserable rainy December day,  but New Countess Park stood up well with the pitch in excellent condition.  As the game went on,  it really was a story of our season which unfolded.

We played really well,  going toe to toe against a cracking side. Scored two cracking goals ( in particular Andy Jones’ right foot swinger into the top corner) and we could have had a third goal with Bob Berry’s header. 

However that wasn’t to say Linlithgow didn’t have chances.  They played good attacking, flowing football and made us defend.  Daniel Laing made a couple of good saves,  and the Rose’s Docherty and Stowe,  two of the best attackers in the league, are always dangerous. 

I thought we defended relatively well,  however we could have done much better at the goal,  but to be honest Linlithgow deserved a goal as their play had merited. 

With the weather getting worse,  heavy snow started to come down hard just after Devs had put us 2-1 up. The Referee had hoped to get to half time,  however it just wasn’t to be.

Even though we were in a winning position and needing the points,  both Haynesy and I felt It was the correct decision to abandon the game and we look forward to welcoming Linlithgow back to Dunbar later on in the season. 

Considering the conditions I thought both teams dealt with them really well, and it was a decent game for the 36 mins played.

This week we are on our travels to face Camelon in a massive league fixture. We have played each other twice already this season with one win a piece.  Hopefully we can have many Dunbar fans travel through to support the boys to come away with the 3 points

All the best