Paisley Pirates prepare for another huge game this weekend as they go back to Fife for the second time in a week to take on the Edinburgh Capitals in the final of the Scottish Cup (face off 6.45pm), and fresh from the massive disappointment of going out to eventual playoff winners Aberdeen Lynx on penalty shots after a 2-2 draw.
“To say we were disappointed to go out to the Lynx would be to grossly understate how we all felt after that game,” said coach Ian Turley. “I know the boys in the squad were gutted to lose a match which in all fairness we thought we had a decent chance of winning. We had loads of chances, but couldn’t put enough of them away, and that cost us dearly at the end of the game. Credit has to go to Aberdeen, they did much more than us with a lot less, and took their chances. They progressed to the final and won it, so you have to say they earned it.”
We have to get back on the horse and ride it this weekend-we can be absolutely sure that the Capitals won’t be feeling sorry for us, and you don’t get any trophies for being unlucky runners up in this sport, so we have no other option other than pick ourselves up and get on with the job in hand, which is to win the Scottish Cup for the first time since 2005.”
“We know we’re a good team, so now we have to go out and prove we have the resolve to come back after a huge disappointment and make something out of the season, as a Scottish Cup win would make it a decent year for the club. Equally, however, Edinburgh will be disappointed to have missed out on a League title they looked to be running away with early on in the season, and failing to make the playoff weekend, so they, too, will be looking to end the campaign on a high.”
“The main job this week will be to get the heads raised, before we go into one of the hardest games we can expect to end the season with and, fingers crossed, we’ll have even more fans through this weekend as their vocal support will be vital in keeping the heads up as soon as the puck is dropped.”