NEILSTON co-boss Derek Carson believes his players need to press the reset button after losing to Yoker Athletic on Saturday.

The Farmer’s Boys conceded a late goal at Holm Park, with the 1-0 defeat bringing an end to an impressive run of away form that had seen them go unbeaten on the road for more than two years.

There were just five minutes left to play when Declan Walsh scored for the Whe Ho.

It means Neilston – who had a 100% record in the depleted 2020/21 campaign and made a solid start to this season by going seven games without defeat – have now lost two of their last three fixtures.

Carson admits he has no complaints about the scoreline against Yoker and doesn’t believe his players were anywhere near the standards they had set in recent months.

He told Barrhead Sport: “It was very poor. The only pass marks were for Grant Hay in goals. He pulled off some great saves to stop it from being three or four.

“There aren’t many positives that came out of Saturday. We had a wee chat after the game in the changing room and the boys did as well, between themselves, just to press the reset button.

“It was disappointing to lose our wee away stat but some boys just turned up with the wrong attitude.

“It was a bad day at the office and the boys know that.”

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Neilston either, as their next outing is against top-of-the-table Drumchapel United, who come into Saturday’s game with nine wins from their first 10 fixtures.

However, the Brig O’Lea team are still in second place in Conference C of the West of Scotland Football League, five points adrift of The Drum.

And Carson reckons Saturday’s match is an ideal challenge for his players, as they know they will need to perform well to have any chance of winning.

He added: “I think playing them is the best game we could ask for because the boys know they need to turn up.”

Kick-off at Brig O’Lea on Saturday is at 2pm.

Arthurlie were not in action at the weekend after a Covid outbreak at their scheduled opponents Bellshill Athletic led to their game being postponed.

The Barrhead club are back in action on Saturday as they welcome Johnstone Burgh to Dunterlie Park for a local derby, with kick-off at 2pm.