We start our last game on the 2007/8 Scottish Cup
We started the game well enough, with the usual passing movements but there was no end product. The early stages summed up by fresh air shots at either end; Clarkson from eight yards for us and Lyle for the dark blues. Neither keeper was troubled during the first half and although we had the balance of play it was clear that the
We had four corners in that opening period and all were low, front post efforts which were comfortably cleared. Neither full back looked comfortable. Hammell was misplacing passes while
McGhee threw on Lappin and Darren Smith for McGarry and Lasley and we moved onto panic mode. Any notion of the high paced passing game went out the window as we resorted to high, long balls to Clarkson and McCormack. Unfortunately this was perfect fodder for their big defenders who delighted in thumping the ball clear.
On the hour Hammell produced a decent corner from the right wing and Darren Smith headed home. Spirits were lifted and we continued to press.
But the sad fact was that
Too many of our players were off form. The ranks of managers in the main stand would not have been impressed with McCormack or Hughes. Clarkson failed to show the dangerous runs which we have seen lately.
Our cup record against lower league opposition is woeful. The change of manager has not altered the trend. Perhaps he'll be find some way of using the defeat to inspire the guys for Saturday's game against
Good luck to