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    Managers Message v. Morton 

    Saturday, August 29, 2015 5:11:48 AM

    Last week at Raith Rovers was very much a game of two halves. In the first half we looked very much like the side we expect us to be. We defended very well when asked to and created several very good chances to score. We looked comfortable in possession and had we taken our chances in the first half, I believe we would have been looking at a very different result. Going into the dressing room 0-0 at half time, we felt we had built a great platform to go on and win the game. Instead, we conceded a goal in the 55th minute, to a real wonder strike of the highest quality and we unfortunately allowed that to change our mentality. We stopped making the kind of decisions in and out of possession that had been bringing us success in the game, became sloppy in possession at times and lost the game 3-0.

     Football at this level is all about fine margins. A goal, a missed opportunity, an individual error, or a refereeing decision can completely change the theme and result of a game. In my experience, the harder you work the more results go for you. That statement fills me with confidence because the players and coaches here at the club are all working incredibly hard to improve their own individual performances and get things right on the park together as a team. They are all good professionals with the ability to do well in this league. We are all disappointed and surprised at the start we have made in the league so far, but that is behind us. What we do have is a group of committed players and coaches that are looking forward to making positive things happen for us. We must build on the positive elements of our play so far this season and look to replicate that throughout the full 90 minutes of each game before us. That is our aim and we are putting every effort into achieving that.

     Today, we welcome Jim Duffy and his Morton side to play for the prize of three very important Championship points. Morton have made the step up from the first division last season and like us, are still looking for their first win of the current league campaign. Goals have been hard to come by in their opening games and we expect another tight game here today.

     With your help as our 12th man, let’s make our home advantage count. Get right behind the team, encourage our boys at every opportunity and enjoy the game.

    Danny Lennon

    Managers Corner