we travelled down on Friday afternoon for this game. It would be a fairly early start on the Saturday for me with the trust meeting, manager talk in and then the game and I wasn’t sure that travelling down early on the Saturday would be the best given that my hamstring/back combo is still not sorted.
The trust meeting went well, various discussions on how to support the club among the various things talked about and then the managers talk in. I enjoyed the talk in, it’s a good way for fans to ask questions and get a honest frank reply from the manager. All are welcome to the talk in and a fair few had turned up. A good selection of questions were asked and good answers returned. So may not like the answers but it lets fans know what’s going on and that a lot of hard work is involved in managing a football team on a part time basis. Talk in finished I was off to get the camera to record the game and get some lunch from the van in the ground,
well we were under the cosh with Clyde having most of the possession and a few good shots, one off the post but we had 2 in the net in the first half!. Sadly however this came tumbling down in the second half when Clyde put in 3. The real sickened was the goal in the 92nd minute that the Keeper Brennan couldn’t keep out despite 2 great saves. The ball fell to the Clyde man who stuck it home. Clyde had 61% possession in the game to our 31% and 15 shots on target to our 5. This of course prompted some “debate” on social media about the team/manager as you could imagine it would. Losing from 2-0 up is hard but Clude are a quality side and showed it in the second half.
As sad as it is all we can do is hope for league survival. It’s no coincidence that the teams with the least amount of money are propping up the bottom of the table. Yes the teams inexperience showed again but that all we can muster with the money we have. Again it’s not an excuse it’s a reason but we should all have realistic expectations. Is frustrating. I have travelled hundreds of miles this season and had little reward but I also believe Berwick are lucky to have a team playing at such a high level given the size and location of the town and being one of the poorer regions in the uk with the lowest wages. it’s slim pickings to raise funds from such an poor economic region. Edinburgh City and Cowdenbeath have had recent investment and we are losing out to them. Hard to compete with a team in Edinburgh offering £500 a week. We need to be realistic and offer support. Yes it’s tough but what else can be done? Sack the board? But who do we replace them with? There is no millionaire out there wanting to invest in Berwick and a football club is a money pit at this level.