'Well in the Bottom Six

Last updated : 08 April 2006 By Firparkcorner

It was a strange looking setup. With Hammell and McLean unavailable, Kinniburgh appeared alongside Craigan in central defence and Jim Paterson made his first start in months at left back. McGarry got the shout at right midfield and Foran lead the attack with McDonald supporting. Kerr, once again, was on the bench and McVride was preferred.

We started the game well and could have taken the lead. We pushed forward at every opportunity and rarely fell into our usual defensive shell. Corrigan lead by example in ten minutes when he charged into the opposition box, passing three defenders on the way, and then fire an attempt close by the far post.

In fifteen minutes Foran had the first of several good chances which were to come his way. His volley was to forced Watterus into the first of half a dozen goal saving dives.

The goal came from a bit of a breakaway. Their speedy attack swept us aside eventually Boyd was presented with a simple task to fire into the centre of the goal.

The second half took some time to turn into a contest. The home side rarely looked like adding to their tally and Foran had another chance when he turned his defender at the edge of the box. His left foot shot should have been better.

With fifteen minutes remaining Butcher throw on Clarkson and Hamilton for McGarry and McBride. We can only hope that McBride took the opportunity to see how an attacking right winger should behave as Corrigan frequently flew by him and attempted to fire crosses into the box.

We pushed on and Kerr replaced McCormack but the home defence stood firm.

The win for
Aberdeen meant that our match had no bearing on the sixth place scramble but at least we competed at Ibrox and with any luck we might have taken something from the game.