Inexperience costly - Carrol

Banchory St Ternan boss Sandy Carrol said experience was the main difference between his side and Culter last weekend.

Saints’ 7-0 defeat to their Deeside rivals left them rooted to the bottom of the Superleague table with five points from their opening nine games.

It was Banchory’s fourth straight league defeat but Carrol believes that many of his young side are still getting to grips with junior level.

He said: “Culter are vastly more experienced than this very young Banchory squad.

“Inexperience is costing us dearly at the moment but that does not make us a bad team.

“As I have said before more than half of my squad were playing youth football last season and they are learning every week that you do not get second chances in this league.”

This weekend, Saints host ninth-placed Stonehaven at Milton Park and Carrol says it is too early in the season to talk about relegation trouble.

“At this stage of the season you don’t win or lose leagues, and you don’t get relegated either,” said Carrol. “Stonehaven on Saturday is just another league game that we are more than capable of winning.”

It was also announced this week that Banchory St.Ternan have achieved the SFA Quality Mark accreditation, the third Junior club in the North Region to attain this, and the club will be presented with the award ahead of their match with Stonehaven on Saturday (December 1) at 12.45 by Mark Slater of the SFA.