Buckie Thistle boss Graeme Stewart was disappointed with his side’s performance after they lost at Cowdenbeath in their opening Betfred Cup Group C match.
The Jags went down 4-2 at Central Park in an entertaining game and Victoria Park manager Stewart, pictured, was frustrated that his charges didn’t give a better account of themselves.
He said: “We were very poor.
“In the first half we were good but the second half we were poor.
“Defensively we were poor and we just didn’t perform the way we could, and individual mistakes cost us goals.
“I’m not being big-headed here but I think we are a better team than Cowdenbeath and I think eight times out of 10 we would beat them.”I just think we had an off game.
“I was annoyed and, looking at it now, the four goals were very avoidable.
“We’ll look at things in training and make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“I’m not being too critical, there are things we can work on and I’m confident the players will learn from it.”
Craig Dorrat put Thistle ahead in four minutes from an indirect free-kick inside the box.
But David Syme levelled for the Blue Brazil in 25 minutes and a minute before half-time Cameron Muirhead put the League Two team 2-1 up.
The Highland League champions equalised six minutes after the interval when Drew Copeland scored direct from a corner.
But Billy Brown’s side won it thanks to a second from Syme and a goal late on from sub Ryan Connelly.