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

Mark Durnan sees red (Pic by Michael Gillen)Mark Durnan sees red (Pic by Michael Gillen)
Mark Durnan sees red (Pic by Michael Gillen)
Falkirk boss Lee Miller thought his players were denied a stonewall penalty in Tuesday night's 1-1 home League 1 draw against Dumbarton.

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.”

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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.”

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