Renfrew co-manager Colin Clark blasted his side’s ‘disgusting’ start in their 2-0 loss away to Dalry at the weekend.

Looking to build on their crucial 3-1 win over league favourites Darvel Juniors last week, Frew made the trip to Merksworth Park full of confidence on Saturday.

However, any hopes of further closing the gap at the top of the West Championship table were quickly dashed as the hosts opened the scoring inside the first minute in a nightmare start.

Frew have struggled on their travels this season and Saturday was no different as Dalry went on to dominate proceedings.

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Clark’s side failed to carve out any real chances before Dalry doubled their advantage late on to secure the win.

“I’m extremely disappointed with that result,” Clark told Gazette Sport. “We warned the players not to waste last week’s Darvel win but that’s exactly what they did.”

Clark continued: “I don’t know what it is with my team that we can go on a grass park and look a completely different side. I don’t understand that and it’s something they will need to get over quickly.

“We lost a really poor goal in the first minute of the game and that forced us to chase it. We had a lot of the ball in the second-half without doing anything productive with it - we didn’t make their keeper make a single save.

“They missed a couple of great chances and they were good value for their win.

“I wouldn’t like to think it was complacency on our part, it was just a disgusting start. We handed them the momentum right off the bat and tried to force it from then on.

“We were lackadaisical and didn’t look like we were ready. It was just one of those frustrating days - it really was a galling one.”

It doesn’t get any easier for Frew this weekend as they travel to Dunterlie Park to take on Arthurlie who are currently on a four-game winning run.

Clark added: “Arthurlie will be a tough game. They’ve got themselves on a bit of a roll since we beat them at New Western Park in September.

“They’re a decent side and showed that in the second-half against us last time. We won that one 4-2 so we know they’ll be out looking to avenge their loss to us on Saturday - we’ve got to get our act together quickly.

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“It’s a grass park at Dunterlie and while it isn’t the worst park in the league, we do seem to be struggling on grass this season.

“If we are to stand any chance at Dunterlie, we need to be much more competitive than we were on Saturday against Dalry.

“We need to win the midfield battle first of all and then defend better too and take it from there.”

Arthurlie v Renfrew kicks-off at Dunterlie Park this Saturday at 1.45pm.

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