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Stop being sloppy, says Inverness Athletic boss

By John MacLeod

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INVERNESS Athletic manager Jason Golabek has urged his players to stop conceding sloppy goals following a 4–2 defeat to Thurso in the North Caledonian League.

Caretaker manager Jason Golabek
Caretaker manager Jason Golabek

The Athletic boss felt his side dominated for long spells in the match but a lack of concentration at vital times led to their downfall.

“The result did not reflect our performance,” he said.

“From the first whistle to the last the players were excellent. They showed phenomenal energy levels to keep going even at 4–2 down. “There is a lot of positives to be taken from the match but we need to cut out the sloppy goals we are conceding.”

Athletic included ex-Clach under-20 goalkeeper Scott Fraser in their starting line-up. The 18-year-old was signed on a permanent deal at the end of last week.

Seamus McConaghy gave the visitors an early lead, but the home side were back on level terms on the half hour mark when Aaron Wilson scored from close range.

James Maclean made it 2–1 for the Vikings six minutes later when he was gifted a free header at the back post following a corner kick.

Wilson scored again four minutes from the break after the Athletic defence failed to deal with another corner.

However, on the stroke of half time, Jack MacLean tucked away a Dominick Edwards assist to keep Athletic in the game.

But Thurso sealed all three points with James Murray scoring. Elsewhere St Duthus beat Halkirk 5–1,Invergordon won 2–1 in Orkney and Golspie whipped Bonar Bridge 8–2 in Dornoch.

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