To say I was disappointed by Saturday’s game at Clach is an under-statement.
I don’t think that we failed to put the effort in and I think we deserved to win – we had (at least in the first half ) 70% of the pressure for 50% of the goals – it can be a cruel and unfair game at times.
That’s not what worries me: it’s the loss of momentum that does.
Strange stuff momentum but I’m a great believer in it – teams with momentum seem just to keep rolling on picking up the results as they do so.
Brora had it last season right until the end when they definitely lost it in the last game at Montrose and I don’t think they’ve really got it back yet.
They are nothing like the inexorable force they were a year ago. Cove have oodles of it just now and I thought we did too.
I was pretty sure of that until we crazily conceded two goals in a minute and from that point on there was something different about us. Yes, we kept on trying but there was something a bit desperate, a bit contrived about it.
The flow, whatever that is, was no longer there for us.
Momentum is difficult stuff to get back but what is really important about it is how you react to the next game after you lose it.
In our case we have two absolute clinkers to come against Nairn (where we have often struggled badly) and the biggest of the season to date against Cove.
Something will have to give there as I can’t see it producing a draw.
Cove are used to beating us and at the moment momentum is with them.
I hope we get ours back in time to stop theirs.