Bertie Bassett wrote:Still 0-0 going into last 5 mins... both experienced strikers have been subbed & Kelly doesn’t save pens.
Bad feeling we won’t win the extra point...
Another game where we learnt a few things, and came away with the points, well 2 this time. A lot better defensively and Kelly is doing well in goals, Lamie did well in place of Lithgow, and Gallagher was really good.
We're solid in defence and still got that bite in midfield with Pittman and Byrne snapping into tackles and winning balls, our fitness was already showing to be better than Hamilton's too, and that's where I have a criticism. The last 20 mins Hamilton looked tired and were making slack passes in defence, but we didn't have the players to take advantage, Lee Miller is a great target man but isn't going to run through with the ball, and Kenny Miller plays too deep, more like a CM than a striker, it was crying out for Sibbald to come on and have a go at them, but we left it too late. Even then he almost scored right at the death.
The pen shoot out was exciting though, and the boy doing a Jonathan Watson impersonation their tannoy was FAF. Good seeing young Hamilton getting a run out too, and scoring his pen.
All in all the extra point we got puts us 2nd and more or less knocks Hamilton out, all to play for against Annan now, really looking forward to that game.
We're crying out for a winger and another striker, but with Hardie still to come in I'm not too worried, he'll make a huge difference to our attack when he comes in, and i'm quite happy with how the rest of the team are shaping up, just need Miller to learn when he should come off as well, he gets to about 70 mins and starts becoming a hindrance.