Longing for the hand of experience
The encouraging start to the season made by Marc Fitzpatrick’s youthful side faltered spectacularly at Stair Park on Saturday.
The nice drive down the coast became a distant memory after no more than 10 minutes of play.
By that time we had conceded a woefully defended opener and had to watch the bizarre spectacle of a crutches-propped-up Fitzy take the limp of shame to the stand after his protest over a contentious passback.
Sadly, and in spite of a nicely finished equaliser from Willis Furtardo, the Diamonds were always second best to their stronger and more worldly-wise opponents. In Wallace, Woods, Agnew and goal hero Anderson, they had an attacking unit capable of damaging Airdrie’s dumbstruck defence with every wave forward.
Simply put, the team lacks leadership on and off the park.
Fitzpatrick and Stephen Findlay really are making the best of the impossible situation they’ve been landed with, but they need the guiding hand of experience to steady the ship.
Consolation Willis Furtado celebrates scoring