Darren Dods wants cheap goals to stop after Brechin City lose eighth game in a row

Photo - Derek Watt.

Photo - Derek Watt.

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Darren Dods made it eight games and eight defeats on Saturday as his side went down 2-0 to his former club Forfar Athletic.

Brechin City dominated the opening third of the game though and could have been ahead inside five minutes, but Darren McCormack bulleted a header just past the post.

A team with their tails up would see that effort - and later chances from Andy Jackson and David Weatherston - bulging the back of the net but nothing is going Brechin’s way right now.

Dods praised his players for their continued efforts in training but called on them to improve their decision making on the park.

He said: “The boys have worked very hard this week and the first 30 minutes were ideal, we were in control.

“Graeme Smith hasn’t had a touch on it and Darren McCormack’s had a great chance early on with the header. He could easily score there but unfortunately for us he’s put it past the post.

“Going in at half-time 1-0 down was disappointing but we knew we had a chance in the second half.

“Then we’ve shot ourselves in the foot, gave away a corner and they’ve got it in for 2-0. Jackson hit the bar and then Thomson and Weatherston had great chances.

“These are the breaks for us right now though. We’re creating chances in games fine, it’s the goals we’re losing.

“We controlled the game for large spells but we just need to keep working away, and to be fair the attitude and effort in training has been great. We just need the same thing on the pitch and to improve the decision making. I think the points will come if we keep going like that.

“We were organised and restricted them and we created chances of our own. Our front three will always get chances, we just need to stop conceding.”

Darren had praise for new signing David Bates and dead ball specialist Willie Dyer.

He said: “Bates did really well for his debut, especially being 19. He did really well.

“Dyer was a threat and each game he’s getting better and better. That’s only his third game.”