Saints gaffer laments the loss of another late goal
ST JOHNSTONE lost another late goal to a set piece in their 1-1 home divide against Partick Thistle.
It frustrated team boss Tommy Wright who said: “That’s four points dropped in the last two games due to late goals lost to free-kicks.
“Against Partick it was just a punt up the park.
“We lose the header and the ball seems to be running away from Ryan Edwards when he falls to the ground. The referee gives a penalty as he felt there was contact and they equalise from it.
“It was an all-round rank bad goal to lose.
“We were easily the best team but didn’t learn from last week when we lost a late goal to Dundee which came from a free-kick.
“I reckon we have lost 20 points this season from mistakes like the ones we have made in the last two games.
“We have given away so many preventable goals and we can’t keep doing that.
“It’s been our Achilles heel all through the season.”
The point won against Partick means Saints are safe of any relegation worries and confirms that next season will be their 10th consecutive campaign in the top flight of Scottish football, their second longest spell in Scotland’s top tier.
Joe Shaughnessy had given Saints the lead with a first-half header before Conor Sammon netted Thistle’s late leveller from the spot.
Murray Davidson missed the Partick game due to suspension but is available to face Motherwell away on Saturday.
Dundee United defender Bilel Mohsni celebrates at full-time at Tannadice.