Lewis Ferguson has said that Aberdeen skipper Joe Lewis is holding his hands up following the 1-1 draw with St Johnstone.

Ryan Hedges gave the Dons a 1-0 lead, before Michael O’Halloran equalised for Tommy Wright’s men. The home side have struggled against the Saints in recent times, winning just two of their last nine Pittodrie meetings.

Always a tough test. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

By his own admission, Lewis feels he should have prevented the St Johnstone goal, according to his teammate.

Ferguson told the Daily Mail (16/09/19, page five): “We got in front and were playing well, then we gave away a really slack goal.

“I don’t think the St Johnstone boy caught his shot right and maybe that made it harder for Joe. He said in the changing room he was disappointed with it.

Aberdeen captain Lewis feels he could have did better with the St Johnstone effort says Ferguson. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“With his standards, he felt he could have saved it.”

Lewis shouldn’t beat himself up too much

Whilst perhaps he’ll feel he could have saved O’Halloran’s effort, Lewis shouldn’t torment himself over it. He has saved Aberdeen on countless occasions, an error was bound to happen at some point.

It was unfortunate. The shot comes in and the 31-year-old simply dives over the top of it. Lewis misjudged it and it was a blow for his side.

Lewis’ error did affect his side. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The game ending in a draw isn’t his fault though. Going forward Aberdeen didn’t do enough to break down a stubborn St Johnstone defence.

They had just two shots on target (BBC) on what was a poor afternoon in attack for Derek McInnes’ men.

Overall the Red Army had an off day against their Perth visitors. Lewis just needs to dust himself down and prepare to make amends in his next match.

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