IAIN DIACK bemoaned his side's poor decision making as they were edged out by Dundonald Bluebell on Saturday.

Goals in either half were enough for the second placed Ayrshire side to avenge their 3-2 loss to Sauchie earlier in the season.

The loss makes it five games without a win for the Reds – incidentally their last victory coming against Dundonald – with the Clacks side now dropping to sixth in the East of Scotland Conference B.

Defeat on Saturday was tough to take for Diack as he admitted simple errors proved costly in a close fought contest.

He told Advertiser Sport: "It was always going to be a difficult game with them being second in the league.

"There wasn't too much between the teams and it was a game that was really decided by two defensive mistakes.

"It was a game of two halves really. It was scrappy and there wasn't a lot of football played at all.

"For their first goal, it's a long ball in behind and our defence just stop and put their hands up thinking their player was offside.

"In fairness to them, I thought it was offside too. But, you can't just drop your men and leave them six-yards out by themselves. If we follow the runner, he doesn't score.

"Then with about ten minutes to go, Terry Hewitt passes the ball back to Darren Dolan and he's just got to clear it.

"So, it's two very, very preventable goals in a tight scrappy game made all the difference."

Sauchie's case was made no easier by a soft sending off for midfield man Ant McTaggart, but by that point the game was already lost.

The Reds were dealt a double blow with key players Darren Cummings and Dylan Taylor being forced off during the game with injuries.

Despite the mini rut Sauchie find themselves in, Diack is refusing to panic and firmly believes there is everything to play for in the coming months.

Starting with this weekend's trip to Hawick for the first round of the King Cup.

Diack continued: "We've got to move on and it's the cup this Saturday and that's a chance to get through to the next round.

"As far as I am concerned, there's all to play for in what's left during the season.

"A couple of results lately have gone against us, but we could have gotten three games from some of those draws.

"We are still in the mix. We don't even have the sixth or seventh biggest budget in the league.

"So, to be in this position and still be in two cups, I would have taken that at the start of the season."