Hachem Baddou wheels away after heading his first goal for the club.

Hachem Baddou wheels away after heading his first goal for the club.

Just days after their 6-1 mauling at the hands of Hibernian MFC at the weekend, Leoš Loos rang the changes for this morning’s Scottish Cup tie at The Fighting Irish Celts.

Much to everyone’s surprise, the first team were fielded, with the coach dropped himself to the bench and bringing in recent signing Hachem Baddou at full-back as he swapped the formation to 3-5-2. However, it was a plan which was to fail quite spectacularly as the New Home Park side crashed to a 7-1 defeat.

“We were second to everything and they showed a real ruthless streak that we have been missing. We couldn’t live with them, and they showed just how far behind the top sides in the third tier we are”.

He continued, “I’m obviously bitterly disappointed, not only by the result but also the manner of it. We just gave up, and that’s not what I expect from my sides. Added to that was Muhammad Noorani’s moment of madness, which will see him miss the match against The Harriers on Saturday, just when we need all hands to the pump. He will be disciplined by the club”.

Indeed, the only crumb of comfort for the side was Hachem Baddou’s first goal for the club, albeit a late consolation one.

“He took the goal well”, said the coach, “and I would have been proud of that one too; it was a great header. But by then it was too little too late; the game was already lost”.

“We’ll analyse the performance tomorrow morning at training and see where we go from here”, he concluded.