Blank In The Kingdom as Pars And Terrors Lose Ground On Buddies
Written by RockSport on January 13, 2018
Dunfermline Athletic and Dundee Utd lost ground on St Mirren at the top of the Championship after a 0-0 draw at East End Park.
The game had the air of a cup tie or Premiership encounter about it with a good crowd watching the Pars and their east coast rivals slug it out in the Kingdom.
Dunfermline Athletic manager Allan Johnston after the game: “If any team was going to win it, it was going to be us.
“We were the team on the front foot, especially in the second half.
“I don’t think there was much between the teams in the first half, but second half we created good chances and their keeper’s kept them in it.
“We’ve hit the target a number of times, made the keeper work and were one-on-one with the keeper and he made a great save as well, we’ve hit the post.
“But we’re disappointed not to win at home and we’re looking to win these games to try to catch them.
“It is obviously going to be difficult as St Mirren are starting to build up a bit of a lead, but we’ve just got to focus on ourselves and try to finish as high up as we can.”
Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo after the 0-0 draw: “I am not happy, because we do not win.
“We had a couple of chances and didn’t score, but the fighting spirit was generally okay.
“I wished for more control in the midfield, with and without the ball.
“Here in Dunfermline is a tough game always, they are in third position and, if they won, they would have closed the gap a little bit with us.
“But generally I think a draw was the correct result, so I have to recognise that.
“I will be pleased to get some injured players back, because at the moment we are struggling.”