Kerr: We gave the game away
Dalbeattie Star boss Darren Kerr admitted his side “caused their own problems” as they lost to BSC Glasgow on Saturday.
Two early goals put BSC well in control as they went on to win 4-2 at Islecroft.
Kerr said: “We caused our own problems. They had a good game plan and they have good players but we gave the game away and were our own downfall yet again.
“We can’t find the middle road. We either play really well or have a bad 10 minute spell. At half-time I was thankful it was only 2-0 yet within two minutes of the restart we conceded again.
“We got a goal back and had a good spell for 10 minutes but then we gave Jack Smith space inside the box and when you do that he’ll punish you. He got two goals from good movement but it came from our mistakes. Quite a few players didn’t play well enough and they raised their hands after the game and admitted that.”
Smith and Martin Grehan struck within the first five minutes, Josh McArthur making it three just after the break.
Scott Milligan then scored a penalty to give Star hope only for Smith to score again, Farrel O’Sullivan scoring to give Star some consolation.
After that defeat, Star could have been forgiven for not wanting to see BSC for some time.
But Saturday night’s Scottish Cup draw means the pair will meet again later this month – with a date yet to be determined as BSC groundshare with Alloa, who have a home League Two game that day.
Kerr said: “The Scottish Cup should be at three o’clock on a Saturday and a big day, but with Alloa being at home it’ll either be a rush to play on the Friday or we’ll have to go there on the Saturday.
“We’re having to get our stadiums in order so we can get a licence while they can spend big on players because they’re groundsharing.
“It’s away to the team at the top of the league who have just given us a turning over on the same day so it’s not ideal, but they’re not unbeatable. It’s not going to break the bank for the club in terms of travel and we know what we’ll be up against as the BSC we played on Saturday is completely different to the one we’ve faced before.”
Star are looking to return to winning ways on Saturday as they head to Civil Service Strollers.
They are hoping to have James Baty back but Jamie McHarrie is missing along with goalie Vinnie Parker and the manager.
He said: “We didn’t like going there last year as they beat us in the league and cost us a place in the semi-final.
“It’s a break from playing against the top teams but we need to put in the sort of performance we did two weeks ago when we beat Edinburgh Uni and played against Spartans if we’re to get three points.”