A good three points, however there were aspects of our game that were sloppy. For all we kept the ball well and moved it well in spells, we also resorted to aimless hoofs up the park at times where we should have been showing more composure. In an attacking sense, I thought Thompson did well and while he's never going to be a spectacular player for us, was effective and made a solid contribution. Oliver was excellent, looked sharp and contributed well. Tiffoney used his pace well at times but I'm still not convinced that he's going to be a long-term answer to our lack of width, I think he also has a lot of technical aspects of his game that need improved. Harkins offered a good range of passing and kept our attacks moving well.
Our defending in phases was sloppy and looked to have an air of complacency about it, particularly in the first half after we went 1-0 up. Our defending at set-pieces was rather slack and could have been punished by a better side. Lamie and O'Ware were both far too lightweight and indecisive at their goal, which was a shocking goal to concede. We made a very average striker look like a world-beater by giving him far too much time and space and were duly punished for it. I think O'Ware should be dropped for a few games while Gasparotto is here, he could do with a wee kick up the arse, with a lot of our goals this season coming from the channel between him and Doyle. While Doyle's probably been directly responsible for more of these goals than O'Ware, we have a credible option in the squad to replace O'Ware and do not have a replacement for Doyle.
A decent win, however a marked improvement will be needed if we want to compete with Dundee United on Saturday.
Edited by BishopLenBrennan, 04 December 2017 - 09:58 PM.