Stenhousemuir assistant boss Kevin McGoldrick says that the club will take the rap for their indiscipline “on the chin” despite feeling hard done by.
The Warriors coach told Heraldsport that after discussions boss Davie Irons felt it would not be in their interest to appeal any of referee John Beaton’s decisions to the SFA.
The whistler sent off both Kevin McKinlay and Ross McMillan and sent Irons to the stand in what was an extremely bad tempered first half at Ochilview.
McGoldrick said: “The big talking points from the weekend was obviously the sending off. We think we were hard done by.
“The decision against Ross cost us dear, and afterwards we lost our discipline.
“Kevin’s was a sending off. He was frustrated. Having talked about it, we’re just going to take it on the chin. Decisions at this level are rarely reversed so we’re just going to move on.”
McGoldrick did however take some positives from the 2-1 defeat to Dumbarton.
“Our work rate was excellent, and, despite being down to nine men, we won the second half 1-0, which is a credit to the players.”
This Saturday The Warriors travel to face Airdrie United. New Broomfield has not been a happy hunting ground for the Ochilview men this season, having crashed to a 5-2 defeat when they last visited in October.
“We’ll be looking for the same work-rate from the players” said McGoldrick.
Brown Ferguson is a doubt after missing training this week, but Kevin McKinlay could play if his suspension kicks-in the following week.
Meanwhile, Stenhousemuir under-19s slipped to a 2-1 defeat in their Scottish Youth Cup quarter-final clash against St Mirren last Sunday.