An update from our Manager

I feel last Saturday was a missed opportunity and that is even with playing with a striker in goals for 75 mins. We were really unfortunate to lose Jinky within the first 15 mins of the game and it affected us in 2 ways.

Losing Jamie as a striker who volunteered with no hesitation and never let us down is the obvious one,  but we also tried to protect him too much and stopped doing what we are good at and just wanted to get rid of the ball when it was in our defensive third instead of getting the ball down and playing. 

That isn’t a criticism of anyone but a subconscious attempt to protect an outfield player in goals.

With Tuesday’s match against Penicuik Athletic cancelled due to the weather we had the opportunity to get another week’s training under our belts.

We would also like to welcome Ryan Mack to the club.  Ryan is a 6 foot 3 goalkeeper with EoSFL Premier League experience, who played as a trialist v Sauchie during the first game of the season and also in preseason friendlies against Coldstream and a Hearts XI, and will go straight into the squad for tomorrow’s match v Tranent.

Tomorrow we look forward to welcoming Tranent to New Countess Park for another big East Lothian Derby.

Tranent, in my opinion, is the best team in the league and Calum is doing a great job, they don’t just win games but also like to play the right way.  Calum is being backed by an ambitious committee and would make the Lowland League a better league if they are fortunate to be promoted come the end of the season.

We are starting to get all our players back to fitness except Thommo who is still suffering from the injury he picked up in the Scottish Cup game against Camelon a few weeks back. We have a good squad here and all the players are needed with games like this

I hope to see a big crowd again at NCP, we need you to be the ‘Twelfth man’ and help us to pick up some points.

Kevin Haynes