Falkirk boss Lee Miller: We were denied stonewall penalty in 1-1 draw against Dumbarton

Falkirk boss Lee Miller thought his players were denied a stonewall penalty in Tuesday night's 1-1 home League 1 draw against Dumbarton.

By Craig Goldthorp
Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 11:41 pm
Mark Durnan sees red (Pic by Michael Gillen)
Mark Durnan sees red (Pic by Michael Gillen)

The table topping Bairns needed a second half Anton Dowds strike to salvage a point after Dumbarton had taken a shock lead through Rabin Omar.

Falkirk defender Mark Durnan was red carded late on for a last man foul. And Miller felt the number five should have earlier won a penalty for a foul on him following a corner.

Miller said: “I thought we were a wee bit sluggish today.

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"We were disappointed with the all round performance, albeit the goalie makes incredible saves at the end.

"The one Durnan gets dragged to the floor I thought was a stonewall penalty. He’s up to try and win the header, the boy’s fallen over and he’s dragged him down with him.

"I thought the linesman had a good view of it but we’re not complaining. We’ve come away with a point where we’re down to 10 men and fighting for everything in the last 10 or 15 minutes.

"For the sending off he’s just tried to kind of shield him, I don’t know if he caught him or the striker’s been cute and gone down.”

Falkirk now face a massive Scottish Cup third round tie at Celtic this Saturday.

Miller said: “We’ll go there and enjoy the occasion.

"We’ve got nothing to lose. Obviously we’ll make a good few changes as well with players that need game time.

"It will be a good occasion for the boys. A lot of them haven’t played at Celtic Park.

"We will hopefully play a decent brand of football.”