Jan 9 2013 By Andrew Weston
Newmains United boss Ian Rankin felt Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Johnstone Burgh was extremely harsh on his players.
Two goals either side of half time and another two in the final minutes saw the home side move up to third place in the Central District Second Division as United dropped to 10th.
But Rankin insists his “frustrated” side played all the football and can be proud of their efforts.
“The result wasn’t a true reflection on the game, if I am being honest,” he said.
“On the day, I thought we played far better football than them.
“Our movement and passing was great and I was really pleased with the performance but obviously disappointed with the end product – the result.
“It was the same old story of not taking our chances. We just could not get that goal which could have made a big difference. It was a harsh scoreline.”
He continued: “I know we are judged on results and it is just so frustrating that it is not quite happening for us.
“We do create chances but have always struggled to find a proven goalscorer.
“People will look at it and say that was another thrashing but it was nothing like that at all.
“Some of the stuff was great to watch.”
Newmains will look to get their first win of the year at Rossvale this weekend.”