Shipyard boss pleased with early games

Shipyard boss Myles Allan says he’s pleased with how his side is shaping up as they go into their new season.

The Shippy have recorded a win and a loss over the past week in the Qualifying League Cup giving Allan hope that his plans for the 2013/14 are falling into place.

On Saturday Shipyard saw off Civil Service Strollers 1-0 as they got their season off to a winning start.

The only goal of the game came when Ewan Henderson’s header took a slight deflection and left Stuart Burnside helpless.

Next up was a tough clash against Spartans but Allan’s side, who finished the game a man down, went down 3-2.

However, the Recreation Park gaffer remains content with what his side is showing him.

He said: “I’ve been really happy with the performances in the first two matches.

“Against Civil Service the wind affected the game and it was a bit scrappy.

“The fact though is that neither goalkeeper was tested much but in the second half in particular, we had the only two shots on target.

“So as much as we sat back a bit and allowed them to have a bit too much of the ball after half time, they didn’t test Jordan once.

“If anything, we should have scored at least one other goal.

“Against Spartans we started reasonably well but the red card after 15 minutes totally changed the game.

“The work rate from the remaining players was exceptional.

“We’ve still got one remaining match in the group stages of the competition and a win at Eyemouth on Saturday would give us a very good chance to progress.”