While we were disappointed with the manner in which we lost the last minute goal last week it hasn’t dampened the buzz surrounding this quarter final. We played well in spells last Saturday but accept that we need to defend much better collectively and stop giving away soft goals if we are to have a chance of going the distance in this competition. 

It was encouraging that we managed to score three at Bellslea Park which is never an easy thing to do. Dorrat only seems to score doubles these days so here’s hoping he can match that feat on Saturday. In saying that, he’ll no doubt be reminding us just how good a “ball player” he is and should really be going one better and getting a hat trick. 

It has been a strange season with all of the comings and goings but as a group we are committed and hungry to end it on a high. This is our last chance of bringing success to the season and that desire could be seen in the last round against Fraserburgh.

Lossiemouth have given us a lot of difficult games recently and we accept that we will get nothing from the tie unless we apply ourselves correctly and graft for each other. Lossiemouth have stated that they feel that it is a very winnable tie which has provided us with a very clear focus on the match. We need to get back to a position where teams do not enjoy coming to Christie Park and that has to begin on Saturday.