Davison: We lacked hunger against Seasiders

Larne attack down the right wing against Bangor  INLT 37-215-AM
Larne attack down the right wing against Bangor INLT 37-215-AM

Defender Ross Davison said Larne lacked hunger as they slumped to yet another defeat to bogey team Bangor at the weekend.

The Reds went down 2-1 to the Seasiders at Inver Park, a result which leaves Davy McAlinden’s men with just three Championship 1 points from a possible 12.

Larne had debutant Conall McGrandless sent off late on but failed to capitalise on their numerical superiority when Dean Youle saw red having give away a spot-kick before the break.

“It was a very disappointing performance we didn’t take our chances,” admitted Davison. “We were sluggish in the first half. All over the pitch we couldn’t string our passes together and didn’t take advantage of the extra man.

“The penalty gave us a lift but we didn’t push on. For some reason we were playing long balls which their centre halves were dealing with very easily. We didn’t play our own game which is keeping it on the ground and getting in behind them.”

He agreed inexperience may have been a factor in the defeat. “They made it hard for us, especially their defenders. We had an extra man but didn’t make if count, we needed to move it a bit quicker but we didn’t have enough hunger all over the park.

“It was a bad result but there are still players coming in and we need a chance to gel but I do believe we can turn it around.

“We have a chance to get things going again on Saturday against Ballymacash which is a game we should win comfortably, then we face Dundela - one of my old clubs.”