After seeing his side throw away a 3-0 lead to lose 5-4 against Dunfermline, Martyn Corrigan refused to blame the gulf between full-time and part-time football.
As well as their day jobs and training through the week the Warriors endured the successful trip to Peterhead and extra time a few days earlier -but Corrigan admitted resources have been stretched.
“It was a hard one to take,” Corrigan continued, “When you score four goals at home you are expecting to win, but you just can’t defend the way we did and be successful.
“We tried to play on the break and so did they, but we showed a bit of naivety in the middle of the park.”
Stalwart defender Ross McMillan was especially missed, “We’ve run out of a wee bit of luck,” he went on, “With cup ties and four games already this season we’ve had four sendings off and been down to ten men on occasions, so it does take its toll. The thing is though, you can’t lose five goal and expect to win a game.
“I’ve been quite happy with the defence in the last three games and we are always going to score. “I’m not making excuses, but we’ve had our fair share of bad luck with injuries and suspensions.”