Deveronvale boss Steve Dolan disappointed
DEVERONVALE boss Steve Dolan admitted there were no positives to take from a hugely disappointing 2-0 home defeat by Keith on Saturday.
The Banff side had been chasing a fifth consecutive league win but they produced a poor performance.
They managed just one shot on target and their best chance came from a clearance by Keith defender Ryan Spink which keeper Greg Simpson tipped on to the crossbar.
Trailing 2-0 at the break to a Cammy Keith double, ‘Vale failed to improve in the second half.
Dolan said: “I can’t think of one positive thing to say about any player. We started bad and it went from bad to worse.
“We tried to hit things from 30 or 40 yards, instead of someone taking responsibility.
“Credit to Keith because I thought they were excellent in the first half and worked so much harder than us.
“In the second half they just sat in with their shape. We just kept giving the ball back to them.”
Keith took the lead in the 11th minute when Ross County loanee Gregor Macdonald flighted a free kick into the box and Cammy Keith headed home from close range.
They made it 2-0 when James Brownie’s long diagonal pass was missed by Michael Dunn and Keith twisted and turned before firing a shot into the net beyond Grant Pennet.
‘Vale struggled to make any impact after the break and sub Scott Dunn had their only shot on target.
“I thought we were past these days,” added Dolan. “We just didn’t turn up. When you have four wins in a row you should be confident.
“It was a chance for us to get above Keith in the league, with two games in hand.
“I think we had one shot on target and one cross into the box, it was disappointing.”
‘Vale are at Fraserburgh on Saturday.