You Have To Take Your Chances
Updated Tuesday, 23rd January 2007
There is little point in creating chances if you don't take them. It is hard to win a league like that.
John Robertson will have to take his Livingston strikers to one side and show them how to take chances. Livingston dominated for the majority of their game against the league leaders on Saturday but still ended up on the wrong side of a 4-1 game with Gretna. The game played at a wet and windy Raydale Park gave Livi the chance to cut the points deficit between the two sides but the visitors failed to convert the numerous chances they created. It was just typical that former Almondvale striker Colin McMenamin would return to haunt his former club, scoring twice in the last 15 minutes to put Rowan Alexander's side 12 points clear at the top of the table.
Robertson said: "We dominated the game for long spells in both halves. It's hard to take because for the vast majority of the match we were the better side. We played the better football and had by far the better chances. We could have scored six, seven or eight goals and the goal we did score was one you wouldn't expect - a 25-yarder from Scott Mitchell. I think it realistically ruled out the chance of us catching them (Gretna). To win leagues and to be successful, you have to be clinical at both ends of the park and we're not doing that. We've had eight unbelievable chances and missed the lot. Steven Craig's miss, when he toe poked the ball round the keeper, took a touch and hit the post when he had an open goal, summed it up. At one end you have strikers not taking their chances and at the other you have Colin McMenamin who is a goal machine."
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