Well I missed Saturdays game due to a family party so it’s off down to Berwick for the midweek game. I’ve got the afternoon off work to get there in time without trying to contend with the rush hour traffic on the Edinburgh bypass. I’ll pick up my dad for this one too. The odds with William Hill for a Berwick win were 66-1 when I looked but I’ve seen that they were at 80-1 earlier. So a defeat is highly likely here. It’s always been a hellish start to the season playing in a competition that’s heavily weighted against you. It does bring money into the club though but I can imagine it’s demoralising for the players. It’s demoralising for the fans. I’ll get down in time to grab some dinner somewhere before heading to Shielfield to see if I’m required for any jobs.
Well we made it down in plenty of time and went to the Cannon fish and chip shop for dinner. A bit disappointing to be honest. Watery mushy peas, sgoogy batte on the fish and my dads sausages were quite hard, almost crunchy. I don’t think we will be back in a hurry. Still food scoffed down it was off to Shielfield. I popped in early to see if there were any jobs needing my attention. Nothing tonight but Turnstile duty for the Bonnyrigg game and cameraman for the Stirling University game. A polo shirt was purchase from the shop and 5 x 50/50 tickets.
Well Berwick didn’t get the absolute hammering that I was expecting. A 3-0 defeat wasn’t too bad. Berwick held their shape reasonably well but we are just missing the sharpness upfront. We seem to be using the wings better. Lewis Barr had a decent game, a terrier in midfield. We had a couple of defensive errors that we were punished for, we should have cleared the ball for the first goal and a soft pass back lead to the third.
The team look like they are getting to know each other so I'm hopeful for the lowland league. I still don't think we will win it but a top 5 finish would be acceptable to me. I can't see us getting out of the lowland league soon but if we can get the finances right and the club on a better footing we may be able to compete and attract further investment. Back home just before midnight and I'll be doing it again next Tuesday for the Bonnyrigg game.
(as I'm writing this Berwick have snapped up 21 year old Ghanaian striker YAW OSEI OPOKU-BERCHIE) so let's hope he can score goals.