Brechin City boss Darren Dods was left to rue defensive frailties as his side lost 3-1 to Albion Rovers at Cliftonhill on Saturday.
The former St Johnstone, Dundee United and Forfar defender, whose side has now lost six straight games, claimed afterwards that all three goals “should have been avoided.”
The Glebe Park boss would not have been happy as Rovers started the game brighter and had the ball in the net in the 10th minute, but John Gemmell’s effort was chalked off for offside.
The Rovers faithful did not have long to wait to see them take the lead though with Ross Dunlop diverting the ball into the net after Brechin had failed to clear a corner in the 23rd minute.
The lead was only to last two minutes though as Andy Jackson was bundled over in the box with Craig Johnson slotting home the resulting penalty.
Seven minutes later it was Albion who had a spot-kick after Jonathan Tiffoney brought down Paul Willis, with Gemmell restoring Albion’s lead.
Rovers then doubled their lead within 90 seconds of the restart after a Willis cross was misjudged by Dods and sub Andy Barrowman was at the back post to nod in.
Albion looked to be seeing the game out comfortably until the 74th minute when Kyle Turnbull brought down Craig Malloy in the box.
Turnbull earned his second booking for the foul but City could not take advantage as Robert Thomson’s penalty was saved by Ross Stewart in the Albion goal.
Dods said: “You can see the heads going down. It’s my job to lift them and make sure they are up for it next week.”