McGeachie brothers' nightmare day for 'Gow

IT was a very unhappy day for Lesmahagow Juniors' McGeachie brothers in Saturday's 2-0 Central Division 1 defeat at Larkhall.

While Scott McGeachie scored an own goal and hit the post with a goal attempt at the other end, his sibling Ross missed a second half penalty.

"The own goal was very unlucky," 'Gow manager Sandy Robertson said.

"Scott made a simple passback from the edge of the 18-yard box which bobbled over our 17-year-old goalkeeper's feet and went into the net.

"The keeper was distraught at that, but he has no need to be upset because he made some outstanding saves.

"I never watch penalties, so I didn't actually see what happened to Ross's effort.

"It's definitely safe to say that Ross won't be hitting the next penalty we get."

Sandy said that 'Gow competed well on Saturday, but crucially went 1-0 down on the stroke of half-time.

"We are not carrying enough luck at the moment," he said.

"There was very little between the two teams on Saturday.

Larkhall admitted that they carried their luck.

"It was an end to end game, with the poor conditions making it hard for the players to control the ball.

"We train on a third generation astroturf pitch, then go onto a park on Saturday which is like a cow field.

"Maybe we should start training on the muck."

The Larkhall defeat leaves 'Gow second bottom of the table with just two points from six games, and facing a tough battle against relegation.

So this Saturday's home game against Vale of Leven is a massive one for the Craighead Park men.

"Every game is a cup final for us now," Sandy added.

"We just have to get points on the board.

"We have a good enough squad. It's just that the players are lacking in confidence.

"There is nothing wrong with the players' attitude.

"They just need to get that first result and build on it."