St Mirren boss Jim Goodwin was left disappointed after his side could only come away with a point yesterday against St Johnstone, despite dominating most of the game, and thinks opposite number Callum Davidson “probably feels lucky” to have survived with a share of the spoils.
The Paisley Saints controlled the game for long spells and had a number of chances to break the deadlock but couldn’t find a way past Zander Clark in goal as they headed down the road wondering how they hadn’t managed to win.
Goodwin praised his players’ defensive performance but was left bemoaning the lack of quality that saw his side draw a blank in front of goal.
“I think anyone that was here – and even the most diehard St Johnstone fan – would agree that we were the better team,” Goodwin said after the final whistle.
“Callum was kind enough to say so after the game and he probably feels lucky that they came away with a point.
“I am disappointed that we haven’t found a way to get our noses in front. If we had got the first one we would have gone on to get more.
“In saying that, I have to be complimentary to the group. We defended very well and the players were well-organised.
“St Johnstone caused us few problems and we were in control of the game and we carried a threat. It’s just another one of those days but we need to find a bit of quality to put the ball in the back of the net.”
While St Johnstone ended the game with ten men, it could very well have been nine when Liam Gordon brought down Curtis Main and Goodwin thought at the time that it merited a red card.
The referee felt otherwise though and the St Mirren boss admits he “reserves judgement” until he gets the chance to see it again, adding: “At the time, watching it live, I thought it was (red). It was a good attack and Connor Ronan did brilliantly with a perfectly-weighted pass in behind and it was good movement from Curtis.
“I thought it was a good goalscoring opportunity and a chance for Curtis to get it on target. Fair play to the referee if he has got it right, but I will have to reserve judgement until I go and watch it back.”
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