ARDEER Thistle manager Sean Kenney gave a damning verdict of his side’s second half performance after they lost their last pre-season fixture 3-0 at home to Port Glasgow.

The Thistle boss admitted his side “looked stupid” and that “the way we played just wasn’t acceptable” after what he believed to be a positive first 45 minutes.

The first half proved to be a tight affair, with chances falling to either side, and at times visiting goalkeeper Greenwood was the only man standing between Ardeer and taking the advantage.

Though they were made to rue their missed opportunities as almost right on the stroke of half time, Port Glasgow took the lead through McKenzie, who’s 25-yard free kick found the back of the net.

However, Kenney remained upbeat about this first half showing saying he “thought we were good, we just never put the ball away”.

Though it was the second half which left the Thistle boss looking visibly frustrated at full time.

Around the hour mark, the away side doubled their lead view Jamie McKay before they were awarded a penalty less than five minutes later.

McArthur converted his spot kick, putting Port Glasgow well out of reach for the out of sorts Stevenston side.

What will frustrate Kenney even further is that the opposition sit a league below Ardeer in the WoSFL.

Speaking on the clubs social media channel after the match, Kenney stood a frustrated figure.

He said: “The second half was nowhere near good enough, it was a major disappointment. I thought we looked stupid, the way we played just isn’t acceptable.”

Though he was more upbeat about pre-season as a whole, adding: “It feels terrible after that, but it’s been decent!

“We’ve got to use today as a reality check though, we’re not superstars by any means, we’re a team that’s all got to graft.

“We’ve all got to work really hard, we can’t be out worked, we’ve got to be better on the ball.

“But we’ve worked on stuff, and you can see a lot of it. Unfortunately, we’ve went behind today, and we’ve not shown the character to believe in it and keep going.”