Kerr: We gave the game away

The Galloway News - - READER TRAVEL - Stu­art Gille­spie

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.”

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