Certainly, the team suffered from the absence of Adams and Lasley and McFadden’s recovery delayed his appearance for forty minutes but even so our boys never looked like taking anything from the game.
The impression gained at the end of the first half was that
Corrigan had a desperate game at right back (clearly not his best position), Pearson looked uncomfortable and Hammell fired loose passes all afternoon. Not that the others escaped criticism either.
We held on for just over twenty minutes before allowing the visitors the first of two soft goals in the first half.
Faddy was introduced a few minutes before the break (replacing Craig) and his first action was to shake hands with Mr Underhill as if to suggest that he was going to be a good boy. Needless to say he blotted his copybook later when he ran twenty yards to get involved in a rammy – of course, he was booked for his effort.
On forty two minutes we conceded a silly corner and paid the price. Wilkie got a foot to the flick from Mair’s head and
We looked more interested as the second half got underway and within three minutes had a lifeline offered to us when Faddy managed to fall in the box. The ref ponted to the spot and up stepped Toastie. And the ball flew high and wide past Speroni’s left hand post. The lifeline was thrown back.
For the next half hour we enjoyed plenty of possession as
No doubt the reappearance of Adams, Lasley and a fully fit McFadden will make a difference – let’s hope so!