Season 2019/2020 - Matchday 8:
East Kilbride FC 3 - 2 Berwick Rangers
(Winter 44, Woods46, Paton 50)
Going a goal down within the first 20 seconds of a match is never a good policy and for the first half Berwick were, in my opinion, the better side. EK scored on the stroke of half time with our first shot on target (feed Sean Winter and he will score). Two quickfire goals in the second half gave us a degree of comfort before the visitors scored with an excellent header.
We still haven't reached a high enough level of performance to convince me we can be serious contenders this season.
I liked Healy, he had movement and height and was a stand out for me. I was a little surprised to see both him and Balde go off together and ultimately I wouldn't have grudged BRFC a draw.
For EK my personal highlight was the performance of George Stanger at right back. It's a position that we haven't had a regular, consistent player in since, the much maligned, Fabio. GS showed some qualities at both ends of the pitch. Paton's work rate is tremendous so I'm glad he got a goal to show for it and you had to admire his backflip celebration. Also nice to see Kieran Gibbons back at K Park and immediately barking orders at all and sundry. Craig Malcolm was reduced to the role of spectator today which is a credit to the BR centre halves one of whom is probably the biggest guy I've seen in LL (and he could play a bit).