Captain's Column - Ref got it wrong on Saturday
Published 26 Oct 2012 09:30 0 Comments
Big game last Saturday - we knew it was going to be a tough one because of how Morton are playing this season and there were a few major decisions during the match, a couple in their favour and a couple for us.
The feeling from Morton afterwards was that they were a bit hard done by, they felt aggrieved about the penalty and the circumstances running up to it.
But we had our own issues, especially with the disallowed goal because of a new rule that we weren't even aware of.
So Gerry McCabe and I attended a big referees meeting at Hampden on Sunday to find out about these new rules and regulations and we got to the bottom of the issue and it turns out we were in the right.
But what can you do, once the decision is made during a match, it's made, so we've just got to move on and know we played hard and did our best.
There's not a lot of teams that can come back from a 2-0 score, we did it with Falkirk and we did it with Morton.
At half-time during the Morton match the feeling was we can do better, we knew we could beat them and the score at that stage didn't affect our morale - we've got a 'never-say-die' attitude and that's why we are where we are and doing so well.
The fans' support is great and it was nice to hear them give Martin Hardie a round of applause at the match last weekend, he may be on the other team now but he is still a loved player at DAFC.
I think the fans are enjoying the matches and the results too, we want them to understand we are still a new team but the chemistry is there and we appreciate their support.
It's a great bunch of guys, we believe in each other, we believe we can do it and we're close.
It helps that some of us share accommodation too like Alex Whittle, or Pingu as we call him for pulling in his arms when he's playing, like Pingu's wee stumpy wings, Josh Falkingham, the wee midge and big Callum Morris - the closer we are the more united we play.
So that's us played everyone now in the first round, it's good to get a feel for all the teams and to know what to expect.
We're looking forward to the match v Cowdenbeath this weekend - it was a bit of a culture shock playing at their ground last time, so we're hoping that on our big pitch we can do really well and get the points.
Come on ye Pars!