Disappointment for Dods as Brechin stay bottom

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Brechin manager Darren Dods felt disappointed his side couldn’t get the three points they needed to lift themselves of the bottom of the table.

A first-half penalty from Dean Brett and second half goals from Aldin El-Zubaidi and Greig Spence secured a 3-0 victory for Cowdenbeath leaving City manager Dods frustrated at his side’s performance.

He said: “The result was really disappointing because we’d got ourselves into a position where if we had won we’d have jumped two places in the league which would have been good and would have kept the confidence high amongst the team.

“We did okay at the start then obviously then penalty situation gave them a big lift but we worked hard to get back in the game and their keeper made a couple of good saves that kept us out. In the first 20 minutes of the second half we did put a lot of pressure on them but their keeper kept them in it with some great saves.

“The disappointing thing was once they scored the second goal from a corner, we’d spoken about that before the game how we had to mark that area at the near post ad we didn’t and then after that with 15 minutes to go we didn’t put them under any pressure in the last third and we didn’t cause them any problems.

“They had shown earlier in the season that a couple of times they had been in the lead by a couple of goals and they’ve ended up drawing the game so it was disappointing that we couldn’t get ourselves back into it.

“I think the last 10 minutes of the first half and first 20 minutes of the second half we definitely dominated, controlled the game and worked their goal which is what we’re looking for throughout the game.

“Once they got the second goal, I don’t know if it was confidence or whatever but a few heads went down and we felt like that was it rather than keep going and thinking if we get a goal back then we’re in this. In this league if teams are 2-0 up and you get a goal back with five minutes to go it’s game on again but it was disappointing how the game panned out.”

With just a handful of points separating themselves and the teams above them the manager knows how important the next few games will be if they are to get themselves away from the bottom.

He added: “The next game is a home game so we need to pick something up from there and I think the next three or four games after that are against teams around about us so it’s important we pick points up. We’ve got to keep working hard. It’s important we don’t let these teams get too far away so we’ve got to keep trying to get level with them and if not above them.”