Coupar manager Logan’s bemused bydefeat
Coupar boss Logan McConachie admits he was disappointed not to take any points from Saturday’s east Perthshire derby.
Blairgowrie ultimately ran out 4-2 winners at Foxall Park, with a hat-trick from Darren Neave and a further strike from Matty Adam cancelling out Coupar efforts by Alex Gibb and Euan McIlvenny.
Logan, who saw his side let a lead slip twice on the day, said: “It was a really frustrating game where I felt we did more than enough to get a result.
“Unfortunately we gifted them two goals in the first half which you just can’t do in this game.
“I really do feel we were the better team for the majority of the second half and we’re disappointed to lose in the manner that we did.
“But take nothing away from Blair, they were absolutely clinical and played the game to the conditions well.”
The Foxall Park manager is still puzzled by Blair’s fourth goal which came from a quick free-kick and then saw goalkeeper Josh Allardyce sent off for his protests.
“I’m still bemused about one of their goals,” Logan said. “Our keeper was lining up his wall and they’ve asked to take it quickly.
“It was a real disadvantage to ourselves as play had been stopped.
“It’s a shame that the game was decided on that decision and resulted in our goalkeeper acting out through frustration.
“We’ve competed and played well at times, so there are definitely positives to take but we’re still disappointed as we know we’re capable of winning those games.”
Coupar have a free weekend this week as they are not in Scottish Junior Cup action.