ANGRY Irvine Victoria boss Stevie Wilson hit out at two key refereeing decisions which he feels were a major factor in his side's Scottish Junior Cup defeat.

Jordan Craig was red-carded 10 minutes from time and late on the Lanarkshire side were awarded a disputed penalty which they converted to win the tie 1-0.

Wilson told Sportscene: "Jordan was going in for a challenge but didn't know the other guy was losing his footing and I accept that he caught him but I feel it was harsh. Then a couple of minutes later the same thing happened when a Forth guy cleaned out Sean Mears, who needed treatment but he wasn't sent off. My point is that if one was a sending off then the other one should have also have been so there was some consistency. It was difficult for us with 10 men although we played well."

Of the penalty, he said: "I personally didn't see it clearly but the boys insist the challenge by Callum Davidson was outside the box and it should have been a free-kick."

Added Wilson: "It's disappointing to be out of the Scottish and we created chances but just didn't take them."

Now he is urging the players to focus on Saturday's testing home clash away to Ardrossan Winton Rovers.

The Ardrossan club won 3-1 at Victoria Park in August.

Wilson said: "We know it will be a very difficult match and there will be a lot of blood and thunder. I know their boss Bryan Slavin from playing for us last season and they did well in their West of Scotland Cup tie, losing to Maryhill only on penalties. It was disappointing to lose to them at the start of the season but we will be going there to win the game."

Vics will be missing Craig, who faces a two-match ban following his weekend dismissal.