Poor night in front of goal on a soggy night in Daliburgh. Southend 2 North Uist United 0
We started positively on Tuesday evening building play from the back and generating some decent passing moves. Unfortunately these good early moments went unrewarded when Southend were given a really soft penalty which they converted well. Shortly after this we were the creators of our own downfall when a stray pass led to a Southend counter attack which we defended poorly and they managed to get a second against the run of play. Towards the end of the half we were awarded a generous penalty which could’ve made up for the soft one at the other end; but unfortunately we couldn’t convert.
Second half continued in the same way with us the dominant team on the ball but Southend looking dangerous on the counter. We created a good number of opportunities but nothing would nestle in the net for us. With about twenty minutes gone in the half Southend went down to 10 men when one of their players decided to headbutt Ruairidh for no reason. This allowed us to pile guys forward for the remainder of the game to try and get a result. Despite our best efforts; a combination of heroic defending from their back line and goalkeeper plus our inability to convert chances ultimately cost us.
MOTM: There was a number of players that put in a good shift on Tuesday night, however it has to go to Ben Shepherd again. His desire and determination to do what he can for the team really needs commended along with his ability to cover every blade of grass ten times over. It was a real captains performance from the skipper.
Our next game is on Friday night against Eriskay in Paible. Hope to see a strong home crowd!
Many thanks for your support