Renfrew co-manager Colin Clark insists Saturday’s 2-1 loss at home to St Roch’s defied belief after his side slumped to their first league defeat since the opening day of the season.

Frew had put together a 10-game unbeaten run since a 4-3 loss to Darvel back in August but they came undone at the weekend as the Candy Rock somehow nicked the win despite the New Western Park club’s utter dominance throughout.

Clark’s side squandered a number of chances in the first 45 before taking the lead early in the second-half thanks to Scott Morton.

A penalty and a stunning 35-yard strike saw St Roch’s hit back quickly against the 10 men of Renfrew with Clark admitting he is still in shock at the manner of the defeat.

The Gazette: The north Glasgow side were able to frustrate Frew at New Western Park (Photo: Allan Picken)The north Glasgow side were able to frustrate Frew at New Western Park (Photo: Allan Picken)

He said: “That was a really difficult one to take considering we were just so dominant throughout.

“How we managed to lose that game was an incredible thing to witness - you had to see it to believe it.”

Clark continued: “We were on top for the majority of that match and I think we had around 80 per cent possession.

“How we went in 0-0 at half-time was beyond me. We hit the post twice and their keeper pulled off a couple of wonder saves.

“On another day that would have been a comfortable win. Even with 10 men we battered them but couldn’t get the break.

“We’ll look to bounce back at the first time of asking this weekend now.”

Frew play host to East Kilbride Thistle in a West of Scotland Cup first round clash this Saturday.

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