A FIFTH straight Elgin City defeat angered Elgin City manager Ross Jack.
The Moray men lost 5-3 at home to Queen's Park on Tuesday night, after trailing 5-0 at one stage.
Jack admitted he was furious with the way his team conceded goals too easily against their slick Glasgow opponents.
“I was very, very angry. That's an understatement,” he said. “The players are not playing anything like their capabilities.
“They were well below par once again.”
Poor defending allowed Sean Burns and Lawrence Shankland to fire the Spiders 2-0 up inside 15 minutes, and when Blair Spittal went clean through to add a third before half time the contest looked over.
Queen's heaped misery on a tired looking Elgin with two more goals by Michael Keenan and Burns by the 66 minute mark.
Sub Paul Millar's goal three minutes later sparked a mini revival which saw Craig Gunn and Brain Cameron add two more counters in the closing minutes.
But it was too little, too late from the Borough Briggs side and their play-off challenge looks to be fading fast.
However, despite a run of just one win in their last 13 games, City are still just three points behind fourth placed Peterhead, who they visit in a crucial derby on Saturday.