MEDDA boss Kevin Deeney says he has no plans to press the panic button after watching his side fall to their second defeat on the spin – but admitted it was a kick in the teeth to see a former player make the difference.

David Ramsay’s double helped Largs Thistle to a 3-1 win against Kevin Deeney’s side at Barrfields on Saturday.

Medda got off to a poor start, conceding after only 10 minutes when Ramsay got his first of the afternoon, getting on the end of a Will Sewell cross.

Deeney’s side were then dealt a killer blow just before half time, when Ramsay doubled his own, and Thistle’s, tally on 44 minutes.

It was this goal that the Medda boss felt really swung the game.

The ‘Dow got back into the game early in the second 45, when Connor O’Donnell slotted home from close range following a scramble in the Thistle box.

However, Thistle sealed the points on the hour mark after Scott Lewis superbly finished off another Will Sewell cross.

Deeney said: “The disappointing thing was losing the second goal. The first one was a bit of a freak goal.

“The second goal totally changed it – we had to be a lot more open. Then that was it – they worked harder than us and we couldn’t get back into the game.”

Deeney admitted that he “couldn’t argue” with the result, but was frustrated that it was a former Meadow player who had such a big say.

He explained: “We wanted to keep David. The deal was kind of already done and agreed when we [he and George Grierson] came in.

“We didn’t want to lose him. It’s frustrating because it’s not a guy you wanted to lose in the first place ,but there’s not a lot we could do.”

Deeney, though, is now keen to move on and focus on getting Medda back to form – starting with the visit of Pollok this Saturday, March 18 (KO 2pm).

“I’m not going to worry too much,” he added.

“You’ve got to believe what you’re doing is right because once you start doubting yourself and changing things you’re just going to end up in a bigger mess.

“We’ve just got to keep going forward and believe in what we’re doing, it was good enough to get us a run of three wins.”

“Nothing changes, I’m not panicking about it, although Largs were the better side we weren’t giving away a lot of chances.