Motherwell manager Ian Baraclough was frustrated after he felt his side were denied a clear penalty in their 1-1 draw against 10-man Kilmarnock.
Marvin Johnson went down in the area early in the match after appearing to have been tripped by Kilmarnock keeper Craig Samson, but referee John Beaton opted to book the Motherwell winger for simulation instead of awarding a spot-kick to the home side.
“I’ve just spoken to the assessor there and he said that he saw that there was contact made,” Baraclough said, “So I don’t quite understand why we’ve not received a penalty and why Marvin’s been booked for simulation.
“Contact was made, the goalkeeper’s smiling at the end of the game because he knows he’s got away with one, and you just hope that turns for you on another day.”
Baraclough was upbeat about his side’s performance, particularly in the first half, but he was a little disappointed in their second half showing against a Kilmarnock side with one less man after Daryl Westlake’s sending off just before half-time for two bookings.
“Overall it was very, very good,” Baraclough said.