Irvine Amateur Football Club manager Keith Graham says his side were not clinical enough in front of goal as they lost 2-1 to Dalry Amateur Football Club.

Irvine went into the Ayrshire Amateur Football Association Division One clash looking to kick off the New Year with a win. However, it was the away side who took the lead at the Circuit midway through the first half.

A poor clearance from a corner left the Dalry striker with plenty of time at the edge of the box to finish on the volley.

In the second period, it only took the hosts 30 seconds to equalise, Danny Sherman capitalising on a defensive mistake to level.

However, it was Dalry who went onto bag the winner and the three points.

Speaking to the Times, Graham said: “We piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes but were very wasteful in the final third. On another day could have scored four or five goals had we been more clinical in the final third.

“In summary, it was a very underpowered performance from Irvine.

“We were lacking the cutting edge going forward and in general the effort was not good enough.”