Thought we saw the best and the worst of this Rovers side today.
We played some nice stuff in the first half, and didn't give Arbroath a sniff of the ball after an early chance. Got a deserved goal, and whilst we didn't threaten a huge amount, looked really comfortable.
The dynamic began to change in the 2nd half. Arbroath began to exploit our weaknesses and, to be honest, we got a 2nd goal that we didn't really deserve. That should have been enough for us to shut up shop, but that is a huge weakness in this side. Winning ugly. We haven't done it anywhere near regularly enough this season. Arbroath just went for it and in the end could easily have won it.
We didn't exactly have oodles of quality on the bench, but the game was crying out for a change up top. Some kind of different outball to try and ease the pressure. In the end, the change that was made was a defender. That's fine, providing that you actually defend. Otherwise, it essentially meant game over in terms of the win after 80 mins - as the team was set up not to concede - and did.
That said, its another game gone and we are still 2nd. It was a huge opportunity lost today, can't really argue that, but 4 games to go and 5 points clear in 4th with a good goal difference. I would have settled for that before the game.
Arbroath looked better than Morton in that they put up a fight towards the end, but didn't see much between them and Ayr. Will be a tight run to the finish there. Good luck anyway.