FRUSTRATED Irvine Victoria boss Stevie Wilson this week hit out at two key refereeing decisions which played a huge part in their 2-1 defeat away to Rutherglen Glencairn.

The Westenders, who are second bottom of the Super First Division, lost 2-1 after the hosts were awarded a disputed penalty which they converted five minutes into injury-time, following an alleged handball by Grant Bolton.

This has followed a red card for team-mate David Adams just over the midway point of the second half.

Wilson told Sportscene: "The red card for David Adams was really harsh and made it difficult for us. He was booked for diving in the first half but he didn't dive, he had been fouled. The second yellow card was for dissent but that was after he had been fouled. As far as the penalty goes, I don't know how the ref thought there were five minutes of injury-time. The ball hit Grant on the shoulder and then the arm, it wasn't deliberate handball. These decisions cost us any chance of winning the game."

However despite the defeat Wilson praised his team and said: "The players worked their socks off. It will be difficult to stay up but we must look to beat Shotts at home on Saturday and take as many points as we can from the rest of the games."