Naisy: Another point on the board

14 January 2023

The Wee Jambos found themselves ahead on the difficult Shielfield pitch thanks to Makenzie Kirk’s volley, but a late Kyle Baker header ensured the spoils were shared.

“Turning up and seeing the pitch, we knew it was going to be tricky, although the size of the pitch helped us,” said Naismith.

“First half, in the defensive and middle third of the pitch, I thought we were really good. We tried to do what we normally do and tried to dominate possession.

“I thought we were really good at that, but in the final third we were really poor. Whether that was rushing things or, not making the extra pass, but we spoke about that at half time, and I thought after the first ten minutes of the second half we continued to play really well, and our decision making was better, and we score a really good goal.

“At that stage, I felt we were comfortable, but they always had a threat with the way the pitch was, they would put the ball long and we dealt with it ok, but there was always a threat.

“We then give away a very sloppy corner and they score. I will need to see it back, but I thought it was preventable from our point of view. So, that was disappointing, because I thought we were playing well enough to be leading in the game.

“I thought considering the state of the pitch we moved the ball really well, because I know they had a look at it this morning to see if it was playable or not.

“There were also boys who have been in and around the first team, they came in today and their attitude was brilliant. They understand what they can get out of these games rather than seeing it as a punishment.

“As a team, we are definitely moving forward which is really good. It is another game in the run of not being beaten, but we are just disappointed because of what we put into the game, we potentially could have had more than what we got out of the game, but it is another point on the board and we go again next week.”