Ellon & University Update
Well a couple of weeks have passed since my last blether and I would like to say we are looking to be moving in the right direction.
On the 3rd of October we travelled away from home at Ellon in the league. This was a game which we should have taken points from and created enough chances to win the game twice but it was not to be, going down 3-2 to a goal in the last 5 minutes of the game. However, this did not deter the players and if anything gave us plenty of encouragement for our next game.
We continued on our travels and met Aberdeen University in the GA Inter Region Cup where we won 2-0 against a strong and physically fit team, which was always going to be the case. The game turned out to be our 1st clean sheet and 2nd win since coming on board.
Onto the squad - The players are picking up on the fitness, especially the players that have joined the club in recent weeks. They all seem to be settling into the rigours of the Junior game which is pleasing for Graeme, Paul and I.
However with the games we have played we have seen a spate of injuries where the squad have been reduced in fit players. Mid to long term injuries have occurred to Darren Reid, Stuart Rogie and just last week Taylor Christie where we are still waiting to get the full diagnosis and timescale on his return from the medical staff.
In between this we have also seen other players pick up niggly little injuries out for a week or 2 but they are making their way back and returning to full training this week so should be available for selection soon. These are just the day to day happenings in any sport and we must ensure we can cope with this not just now but in the coming months.
This week-end sees us start a flurry of three home games on the trot. This weekend entertaining Hermes FC in the league. Let’s hope next week’s report is all good from the game. Until then see you at Milton Park!