John McCormick writes:
I was expecting the weekend off but M Salut has sent an e-mail asking if I can put up Bally’s backchat. As ever, I’m happy to oblige but I have to say I’m struggling with a dodgy network and an iffy computer, so graphics might not make it. Here’s the text, straight from the gaffer at the SOL. Pictures will be added as and when I can and, like the team and their manager, I won’t rest until it’s working properly:
In terms of effort I thought everything was there for us
The players worked hard; they deserved their lead in the first half and created several other chances.
At the start of the second half we expected United to come out as they did.
From my point of view – and the players feel the same – we all felt that the [first] goal could have been prevented and that something could have been done about it, and the same could have been said for the second goal.
It’s minor details that if we get them sorted it will stop these sorts of goals going in. That’s something we’ll be working on.
In terms of effort I thought everything was there for us.
It’s fine margins against the top teams and the higher you go, those margins get smaller and smaller.
There were parts of the game the players will be really happy with and parts they will be disappointed with.
I thought the fans backed us really well throughout and it would have been nice to get something at the end.
The fans got right behind us and we really appreciate that.
All the best,