Brechin City coach Darren Taylor described the start of City’s match against Stenhousemuir as “very, very disappointing.”
Brechin found themselves two goals down within the space of seven minutes.
Speaking after the match, Mr Taylor said: “There is not a lot to say on the start other than it was very, very disappointing.
“Just before we got our goal there was a great header by Craig Molloy and the goalie’s made a great save. We thought we had a chance to get back in the game and we did get the goal.
“The start of the second half we set our stall out again and try to eradicate the slack defending, which is there for everyone to see - we saw it today. We try and get back in the game and we lose another bad goal.
“We then get a penalty and we are saying to ourselves lets have a good five, 10 minute spell and get ourselves back in the game.”
Discussing the penalty decision, which saw the referee award the spot kick on the advice of his assistant, Mr Taylor commented: “We thought it was a penalty. There was delayed reaction, but I thought it was a penalty. It gave us a boost at the time, but it just wasn’t meant to be.”
Speaking about City’s injury problems, He added: “We’ve got three guys out of the back four injured. There are good defenders in the side but they need to,as a group, defend better.”