Feb 20 2013 By Andrew Weston
Newmains United boss Ian Rankin said he was ‘embarrassed’ to watch his side slump to a dispiriting loss against
10-man Royal Albert on Saturday.
Albert took a first half lead at Ravenscraig Sports Facility but were reduced to 10 men shortly after the interval when they had a player sent off for a second bookable offence.
However Newmains failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage conceding two sloppy goals which allowed
Albert to move three points ahead of their rivals in Central District Two.
“That is the most disappointed I have felt after a game this season,” Rankin admitted. “We just didn’t turned up apart from the last ten minutes of the first half. We created a half chance before the interval but barely threatened after that even with Royal Albert down to ten men. Credit to them but it was embarrassing to watch at times.”
He added: “The lads need to take a bit of responsibilty on the pitch and get some consistency in their game because they can’t seem to put together two good performances in a row.”
Despite their current poor run Rankin does not feel his side will lack the desire to inflict damage on Wishaw Juniors’ promotion hopes when they meet at Victoria Park this weekend. He said: “Wishaw have the bit between their teeth just now but we have pride and dignity to play for. “