BO’NESS United boss Paul Ronald apologised to fans this week and said he shared their pain after his team’s Super League campaign ground to a close with a 1-0 loss away at Carnoustie.
While there had been no chance of leapfrogging third-placed Linlithgow Rose, Ronald’s team was aiming - as ever - for three points and a good day out for the travelling support.
Ronald said: “We did want to win and try and finish on a positive. It wasn’t to be. But the bigger disappointment was obviously weeks before that.”
A flat run, comprising just one point from their past six league games, concluded a campaign that had started so brightly.
Apologising for how it panned out, he said: “It’s not a good end to the season after what promised to be a good one.”
Reflecting on his first year as manager, he said: “There have been a lot of highs and obviously some major lows as well. It has been a rollercoaster season.
“Not to finish with anything at the end is hard to take.”
The players and staff now have a few weeks to draw breath before they will analyse where the campaign fell short and get planning for the new season.