Keith manager Allan Hale felt that a lack of experience has cost his side a victory over Formartine United but praised his team for a brilliant performance as their magical run of six league wins in a row came to an end.
A goal from Gary Wood and super sub Neil Gauld’s double secured the win. Even though Donald Fraser and Luke Barbour got on the scoresheet for the home side.
Hale said: ” From a winning position at 2-0 and with seven minutes to go I think we were 2-1 up and I thought today was going to be our day cause the players put in a tremendous amount of effort. I think we deserved the 2-0 lead at that point.I think it’s a lack of experience on the day that has cost us the three points. Credit to Formartine for coming back”
Hale insisted that he doesn’t like to single out players and that the team performance was very good. Hale said: “Not in our team because I don’t like to single players out as you win as a team you draw as a team and lose as a team. I think it was a really good team performance for a good 75 minutes of the game. Tiredness began to creep in and conditions were very difficult. I think because we have a young side we lacked a bit of experience as well and ultimately cost us the three points.
Hale feels the secret to the success of the club under his reign so far is the players and refuses to take any of the credit. He also believes that the club belong in the top end of the league.
“It’s just the players they are working hard and I am not taking the credit for anything because it’s the same group of players that were there when we took over. We have added in a couple of players and they have come in listening to our ideas. We are winners and we want to win things here. We want to get this club back to where I feel they should be that’s at the top end of the Highland League competing on all fronts every season. The players are buying into that and working very hard in training. You can see from that performance today they are working very hard for each other.When you have that in any team you are always going to give yourself a chance of winning. It’s that hard work that has us the six wins unfortunately it wasn’t quite the seventh.”
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