Saturday 3rd August 2019

JIM DUFFY praised the organisation of his players and pinpointed what he called a “baffling” first half decision not to award Sons a penalty.

The Dumbarton gaffer was frustrated to lose to Raith Rovers courtesy of Grant Anderson scoring the only goal of the game with 11 minutes left.

But Sons could, and in the boss’s eyes should, have had a penalty in the first half when Stefan McCluskey looked to be clipped by Kieran MacDonald.

The manager said: “We put a lot into the game and didn’t give Raith too many opportunities to force our keeper to make a save until the later stages of the game.

“But one lapse of concentration has cost us and when you go behind against a well organised side it is hard to come back.

“It would have been a good point and a deserved point, but we move on.

“We were organised and harder to break down than we have been and I thought we competed really well.

“I’m also frustrated by the penalty decision. It was just baffling.

“Everybody thought it was a penalty apart from the referee. Stef has a big lump on his shin after the incident.

“If you can get yourself in front, it makes a huge difference.”

Andy Galloway

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