Next Game

Partick v Ross Co

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 19:45

Scots Prem

Archibald hits out at Beaton

Partick manager Alan Archibald hit out at referee John Beaton for denying his Thistle side what he thought was a clear penalty in the 3-0 defeat at home to St Mirren.

Last Updated: 09/11/13 at 20:01 Post Comment

Alan Archibald rues costly refereeing decision as 10-man Partick Thistle slip to

Alan Archibald rues costly refereeing decision as 10-man Partick Thistle slip to

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The home side made a lively start to the game but went behind to a Steven Thompson header after 16 minutes.

Stephen O'Donnell got red-carded for the home side in the second half for his second bookable offence, before Conor Newton and Thompson's second of the game saw St Mirren register only their third win of the season.

But Archibald believes the game's turning point was referee Beaton's decision not to award Partick a penalty after Kallum Higginbotham's shot appeared to strike St Mirren captain Jim Goodwin's hand in the area.

"I think you could hear from the roar of the crowd how obvious it was that it was a penalty," Archibald said.

"Jim Goodwin moves his arm to the side and blocks the ball going towards the goal; I don't know what else is a penalty.

"The fourth official said he didn't think he'd moved his arm, but he should be embarrassed if that's what he thought because he moves his arm right to the side and it's those decisions that change games.

"It could have been one-all and we would have had the momentum to go on and get the winner, but the way things are going for us we're not getting the run of the green."

St Mirren manager Danny Lennon claimed not to have seen the incident despite being in the next dugout along from Archibald, but felt his side were good value for the three points.

"That was miles away from me," Lennon said. "Although in saying that, the 4,000-odd in the Jackie Husband stand seemed to think it was [a penalty]!

"But if you say it looks like a penalty then we've maybe rode a wee bit of luck there.

"But I thought the players thoroughly deserved the maximum points today in terms of what they brought to the game, in terms of their discipline, their desire to see that out and their patience.

"I must give Thistle a great deal of credit. They're a team that's well-respected, but it's about turning their strengths around into strengths for us, and I think that's what we did today."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are eyeing a six-trophy campaign this season

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are targeting an even bigger trophy haul this season.

Premier League: Gylfi Sigurdsson delighted with move to Swansea from Tottenham

Gylfi Sigurdsson has told Sky Sports he is delighted to have joined former club Swansea from Tottenham.

Transfer news: Tottenham sign Ben Davies and Michel Vorm, Gylfi Sigurdsson joins Swansea

Tottenham have signed Swansea duo Ben Davies and Michel Vorm, with Gylfi Sigurdsson moving in the opposite direction.

Mail Box

Defending Woodward With Perspective

One Mailer is telling us to hold fire on our Woodward criticism, whilst we also have some wonderful PFA Team of The year geekery, a well done to Vieira and much more...

Why The Obsession Over The Captaincy?

Asks the morning mailbox, before hastily returning to the debate over who should replace Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Ed Woodward's spending plans and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property