Irvine Meadow co-manager Colin Spence says he was gutted that his side did not manage to get the win at the weekend, as they drew 1-1 with Blantyre Victoria.

It was a game of two penalties in the Premier Division match at Meadow Park.

Medda got the first in the opening 45 minutes when Ryan McKie was bundled to the floor in the box.

Up stepped Mark McLennan to blast into the top left hand corner and give the hosts the lead at the break.

In the second half, Vic’s got a penalty of their own deep into stoppage time.

Kyle Faulds cleared the ball in the box straight onto the arm of McKie, with the ref pointing to the spot for handball.

Aaron Black then blasted high into the roof of the net to ensure the points were shared between the two sides.

Speaking to the Times, Spence said: “It was a bit bizarre the whole situation.

“Faulds has obviously made a mistake and he has held his hand ups and admitted that but we will not throw him under the bus.

“He has been brilliant for us and made a mistake but that is it and we move on.

“Unfortunately, it has cost us the points in a game that I thought we were excellent in.

“I thought we dominated the game and controlled the match from start to finish almost. So, performance wise, I was over the moon but my feeling is probably more disappointment for the players with the amount of work that they put in and only came away with the point.”

Graham Boyd came on as a late sub in the draw , with Spence thrilled to have the forward back involved in the first team after an injury setback.

He said: “We have got good options up front now but Boyd has came back in full training and he has been very sharp.

“He has surprised us with how sharp he has looked and we always like to see how the players train.

“We generally pick the team based on how the players are training.

“So, if he keeps it up he will not be far from the starting XI soon.”