Coupar man­ager Lo­gan’s be­mused by­de­feat

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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.

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