Huntly’s Russell Guild was disappointed to see his side leave Dudgeon Park after leading two-nil against league leaders Brora Rangers on Saturday. Despite going down to their third straight defeat, the midfielder said there were some positives to take out of the performance.

“We started the game well and were able to keep possession and limited Brora to very few chances inside the first half and we have to admit Dale Gillespie scored a screamer to put them back in the game. I think if we hadn’t conceded so close to half-time we could’ve stuck it out a bit longer. We expected to be under pressure in the second half but were still able to play some good football on a good surface and that suited our style of play going forward. The penalty they got looked a soft one and it got them back in the game and they were able to build on their lead. It was a shame we could’ve have gotten a share of the points at least but we can take a lot of positives from the performance into next week’s game with Cove Rangers.”

With availability problems hampering team selection it was a different looking defence once again in behind Guild and he admitted himself it can be difficult for his coaches to get a settled backline.

“Dave and Jim must be tearing their hair out with the amount of changes they have to make in defence and I don’t think there have been many weeks we’ve been able to go with the same four in defence in successive matches. The players who stepped in against Brora did really well we had Lewis Ingram in at full back who is still only eighteen and played a huge part in the second goal and didn’t put a foot wrong and speaking from experience it’s always good to see a young local player like that coming through we also had Neale Davidson dropping deeper in on the left while Mark Gray came in at sweeper beside Grant Campbell who is normally a full back and you know what you’re getting out of Mark as he’s a solid performer.”

The 32 year old had impressed in the five midfield but admitted he was able to get on the ball due to players around him helping in a defensive role.

“We started off with Andrzej Kleczkowski and Hrvoje Kovačević sitting in behind me and some days you’re getting the breaks with the ball in midfield and we were able to keep it on the ground and start passing it about. Kova, Pawel and myself all like to play a bit of football and when the surface is good it does suit our game. We had Marek Madle up front on his own but the only downside with one up top is you can lose a bit of a cutting edge at times as it does ask a lot of the one man in attack.”

With a fixture coming up this week against reigning champions Cove Rangers, the Accountant with Shell admits it won’t be an easy game with his side failing to win a home game in the league since August 23rd.

“It’s not been a great run of results at home especially when you’re due to play a team like Cove. For some reason we seem to play better away from Christie Park and seem more relaxed in away fixtures and a lot of our best performances have been on the road. In some of the home games we maybe haven’t gotten the rub of the green and big decisions have gone against us at key times but we’ve seen with the standard of the Highland League this season with the exception of the top three, anyone is capable of beating anyone. You look at the Fraserburgh game last week and they’re probably the best team we’ve faced and they only one position better off than ourselves. It’s a great competitive league for neutrals and supporters must be getting value for money most weeks.”

Log in to comment

order cheap propecia online http://infodrugsrx.com/buy-propecia-without-prescription-online.html generic propecia without prescription

buy atarax online
buy lansoprazole
super viagra