Saints gaffer laments the loss of an­other late goal

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

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.

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