Fifth loss on bounce for Peebles Rovers not good enough, says manager Ger Rossi
Harry McGill put Peebles ahead in Northumberland with three minutes on the clock, but their hosts hit back with two goals apiece from former Gala Fairydean Rovers and Vale of Leithen midfielder Ross Aitchison and Craig Bell.
That was Rovers’ fourth defeat on the trot in the East of Scotland Football League’s second division and that losing run leaves them 12th in the table, with ten points from as many fixtures, just three points off the relegation zone.
Next up for Rovers is a trip to the team immediately above them in the standings, Fife’s Kennoway Star Hearts, also on league duty, this coming Saturday, with kick-off at 2.30pm, and Rossi is hoping for an upturn in his side’s fortunes.
“The long and short of it is it’s not good enough in every way,” he told the club’s website.
“We’ve been on a difficult run, granted, but I’ve said to them that although I can always accept off-days, I’m finding at this moment the DNA of which the team is built is unrecognisable.
“There are always pressures, especially when taking on your home-town team or, indeed, playing for your home-town team, but if you cut through it all, it’s simple. It always rests on getting the smaller details right again.
“As a group, we’ve lowered our standards, so it’s no doubt up to the full group to fix the predicament we find ourselves in. That’s the only way we can go forward again.”