St Johnstone scorer Michael O’Halloran is adamant they should have closed the deal against Livingston.
Saints appeared to be strolling along nicely to a 1-0 win at McDiarmid Park on Saturday, having netted after just four minutes thanks to O’Halloran.
However, with just six minutes left on the clock they let a 40-yard shot from Livi captain Craig Halkett turn a victory into a 1-1 draw.
The same thing happened against St Mirren seven days earlier and O’Halloran said: “I think that is the second week in a row that we have drawn a game that we should have seen out.
“I don’t know how far out the boy was – 35 or 40 yards?
“We should have dealt with that.
“We just went over it in the dressing room there with the gaffer and we should have done better.
“It was disappointing to lose a late goal like that.
“We were pretty comfortable and it has taken that goal – a wonder strike, if you like – to break us down.”
It was a pity for O’Halloran, whose own goal wasn’t to be sniffed at.
He was teed up by teammate Murray Davidson then smashed an angled drive into the far corner for his first strike since re-signing for the Perth club in January.
O’Halloran added: “Muzz did really well to play me in. It dropped nicely and it was a sweet strike.
“I was delighted to get off to a good start but we have not won the game and that’s disappointing.”