Price happy to get back to winning ways with victory over Cowdenbeath

Elgin boss Gavin Price was happy to get back to winning ways straight away in League Two with a convincing victory in Fife against bottom of the table Cowdenbeath.

Speaking to after Saturday’s win, Price said:

“I am obviously pleased with the response of the team after losing last week against Peterhead. That was the target that we set the boys today – to bounce back quickly and get the three points. The game got a bit erratic near the end when Cowdenbeath’s discipline went but we had already won the game by then when it was 11 versus 11 and we fully merited it as well as we were definitely on top. Very happy with the performance as it was important to get back on track.”

Brian Cameron’s early goal from the penalty spot really set the tone for the away side, who were unlucky to be heading in at half-time with only a two goal lead.

“I think after the injury to Lewis [Strapp] we had a wee bit of a shaky spell until we re-grouped, but, towards the end of the first-half, it was probably the best football I have seen us play this season – we were carving out chances and could’ve had the game put to bed by scoring another three or four goals by half-time and that was a worry for me as this can be a difficult lead to hold onto at times, so I was relieved when the third goal went in.”

Price was slightly disappointed with the way his side played in the final twenty five minutes after Reilly’s goal had all but sealed victory.

“That was probably the aspect of our game I was most disappointed with to be honest: I felt we should have been more ruthless. That is maybe picking out faults with them as, to be fair, they rolled up their sleeves and done the business in the first-half. Like I said, a 3-0 or 4-0 lead at half-time wouldn’t have flattered us.”

Concluding by giving an update on Lewis Strapp’s injury status, the manager was relieved to provide with some good news.

“It looked a lot worse than it was, thankfully. It was a real bad one that he took to his nose. After being stretchered off, it was great to see him sitting with us on the bench in the second-half. He isn’t as bad as we first feared; he has, however, taken a head knock so we will have to be careful with him – he will be assessed by his parent club, Morton, during the week.”


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