Kévin Carreau watches on as his shot evades  Ezequiel Alexandrino to secure the win for Barca.

Kévin Carreau watches on as his shot evades Ezequiel Alexandrino to secure the win for Barca.

Brook Street coach Marcus Lövman appeared to be under pressure tonight after his side capitulated to the league’s bottom side for the second week running.

Lövman had stated on Friday that the players were determined to get the win to make amends for the previous week’s calamity at Forfar, but instead of doing that they floundered once again losing to Kévin Carreau’s strike with eleven minutes left.

While he was obviously disappointed and angry at the outcome, of more concern may be that a sizeable proportion of the home support appear to be losing patience and the chorus of boos which greeted the full-time whistle only served to underline this.

“It would be easy to say, if we’d got the penalty it would have been a totally different game, but we only managed to create one other chance in the game, and with the players we have, we should be doing much better than that”.

With our title challenge diminishing by the week, it is now of more concern that the club are slipping towards the League IV play-off places.

“We’re all very aware of this”, snapped Marcus at the post-match press conference when asked about it. “We know we should be doing better, and our two last performances have been totally unacceptable as far as I’m concerned”.

He continued, “If these players cannot raise their game, then I think we will have to look towards our other ones. I want players who want to run through walls for this club”.

Whether that is a nod to Brook Street’s “wonderkids” Andrew Cleary and Muhammad Noorani remains to be seen, but if the performances don’t improve markedly, it could be sooner rather than later that youth is given it’s chance.

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