Stenhousemuir: Swift proud of players despite defeat

Stenhousemuir boss Stephen Swift hailed his players, despite watching them lose 1-0 to league leaders Kelty Hearts in cinch League 2 on Tuesday night.
Warriors boss Stephen SwiftWarriors boss Stephen Swift
Warriors boss Stephen Swift

His side certainly merited something from the game, and he agreed saying: “I’m so gutted for them. You don’t realise on a big pitch like that, in those conditions, the effort that goes into playing against a side like that.

“We didn’t just set up to frustrate them either, at times we had chances and spells going forward.

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“The players gave everything and I am so proud of them, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves at this time because we are in too good a place at the moment.

“The togetherness of this group is so apparent and I think the fans can really vibe with that.”He added: “ On nights like this you need to defend for your lives and your goalie needs to make saves, and they did that.

“Callum Yeats was sensational honestly, he put in a faultless display but its hard to pick one player.

“We were resolute and a draw was the fair outcome from that match, 100%.

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“Michael Tidser has quality, and we gave him a wee bit of space just once, but it was costly.

“Bittersweet is the term to use, I can’t believe we didn’t take anything from the game.

“The reality is we lost to a very, very good team – one filled with players who could be play levels above League 2.”

Looking ahead to Edinburgh City this weekend, he said: We need to use that on Saturday, because it is a massive game.

“If we beat them then we move into the play-off spots and that’s our aim.”