Johnston frustrated with draw
Scottish Division 2,
Queen of the South boss Allan Johnston is disappointed with the 2-2 draw to Stenhousemuir, despite staying top of Division Two.
The league leaders, who finished the match with nine-men, conceded a two-goal lead at Palmerston to drop points at home for the first time this season. "Were disappointed not winning the game. In the second half we were down to ten men and we were still creating chances. Were disappointed not to defend the goals we gave away better," Johnston told the club's official website. Derek Young and Kevin Holt were shown red cards for the Doonhammers and Johnston believes the referee got the decisions wrong. "Derek says he never meant to go in like he did," Johnston said. "It looked a bit reckless and I told him that at half-time. In modern day football you can't really tackle like that, with both feet off the ground. It was disappointing losing Derek just before half-time. "[On Holt's red card] The big boy Gemmell said he never touched him. Obviously it was a clumsy challenge but I don't think the ref had to send him off. You can't really do anything about it now. Obviously its disappointing to lose two players and if the referee saw the tackles again I don't know if he would send them off."