Nov 7 2012 By Andrew Weston
Shotts Bon Accord
Shotts Bon Accord were left to rue a key decision which went against them on Saturday at Rob Roy which was ‘pivotal’ to the outcome of the match according to skipper Paul Finnigan.
The visitors were 2-0 up after 49 minutes but were left seething when referee Alan Newlands allowed Rabs striker Kevin Bradley to control the ball with his hand before slotting home past keeper Johnny
The free scoring Kirkintilloch outfoot took full advantage of their good fortune going on to win 4-2 leaving winless Shotts rooted to the bottom of the West Super Premier League.
Finny said: “You don’t expect to get every decision but I was a wee bit
disappointed when it was a clear hand ball in the lead up to their first goal.
“We had a chance to clear it but it was really frustrating. That gave them momentum.
“At 2-0 the next goal was pivotal and they got it at an important time in the game. Maybe it’s a lack of confidence because we never really reacted in a great manner. But they have got quality in their team and strikers Iain Diak and Kevin Bradley are top notch.”
First-half strikes from Antonio Jaconelli and Andy Scott gave BA a deserved half-time lead.
They could have netted further goals in the opening 45 minutes although Johnny Murdoch was kept busy at the other end.
After Bradley netted Rabs’ controversial opener he rubbed salt into the wounds by equalising with 20 minutes to go. Jordan Smith then completed the comeback before Diack sealed the points in injury time.
Finnigan added: “In the first half, I felt we kept the threat to a minimum and could have scored more goals. But you make your own luck and we can compete all we want but it’s about winning.
“It might take us to get battered in a game and we score a freak goal to win 1-0. That might be the type of thing that could actually give us the confidence to kick on.”
- Shotts have been drawn to face Greenock Juniors in round three of the Emirates Cup. They face Pollok on Saturday.