2021/22 Match Day 14 – PearceyPlays #FM19 Journeyman Part 167 – OS4 C2 S3 – Berwick Rangers – Edinburgh City (H) – 30th October 2021

Today we host an in-form Edinburgh City (WDWWL last 5) trying to find some form ourselves, and again there’s 2 weeks between our last shitshow v’s Stenhousemuir and the Edinburgh game. All on Double Intensity training now!

Before the game the usual few bits

The Scottish Cup 3rd Draw has happened, and we get…

Edinburgh City away 🙂 Nice to see at least 2 non-league teams will get to the 4th Round, and they will both be from the Highland League. The matches will be on 20th November.

Our Reserves beat Tweedmouth Reserves 2-1, a brace from Cameron McGinn.

Our U18’s beat Tynecastle Res 2-0, goals from Ross MacIver and Cameron McGinn (Again).

Our Reserves beat Queen of the South Res 3-2 (Goals from Sean Mackie, Tom Sutherland and a 92nd minute o.g.)

And our U18’s played again, winning 3-0 at Dunbar Utd U18’s (Goals from Sean Mackie, Jack Leitch & Conor McLaughlin)

And I now have my Continental B Licence – I’ll wait until the new year then ask to go for the Continental A.

And we are now at the day of the Edinburgh City game – I’m going to roll the dice on this one.

Going with more attackingly-minded wingbacks today, Dempsie & MacIver, both who have played really well in the positions during reserve matches. Mitchell up top as an AF, Martin now as an AP(A), Palmer & McManus as Carilleros, Maguire at the centre of a back 3 of Neill and Bow, Sinclair in goal. Got lots of players now moaning about lack of game time, will need to do a fair bit of culling. Edinburgh City go with this 4-5-1 that has seemingly been working very well for them.

HT Berwick 0 Edinburgh City 1 (Taylor 17)

Pouring rain again in Berwick today (Can’t remember having any games abandoned for waterlogging though). A very slow start, but edinburgh take the lead in the 17th minute, Taylor hitting the bar, and tapping in the rebound. 1-1 at Half time, no extended highlights over and above the goal…

FT Berwick 0 Edinburgh City 1 (Taylor 17) Att 517 (44 Away)

Key Highlights (Just the 1)

A bit of desperation, 3-5-1-1, Demspie & MacIver as Defensive Wingers, McManus as a DLP(D), Palmer and Davidson (on for Leitch) as Mezzalas, Martin as a Shadow Striker, Mitchell as a Poacher. Just hoping for some signs that we’ve not fallen off a cliff form-wise. 60 minutes, no highlights, Armstrong and Dunsmore on for Dempsie & MacIver. Not a single in game highlight.. Another loss. Back to the drawing board.

Absolute horseshit yet again. I’m going to have to have a think about the use of the Number 10 as its not working. Thinking 2 up top again.

Connor McManus – Bruised Shin – 1-2 Days – Wasn’t even away of this in game….

Next up is Montrose away – Thinking of a 4-1-2-3 DM, Gte Andy Turner involved, and leaving it until Christmas as we really need to build some cohesion. See you then.

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