Queen of the South boss insists side should have taken all three points against Kelty Hearts
Queen of the South boss Marvin Bartley insisted his side should have pocketed the points in their clash at Kelty Hearts.
The South dominated their League One encounter – hitting the woodwork twice and being denied by Kelty keeper Kyle Gourlay with top drawer saves.
Bartley said: “The boys deserved all three points. I can’t remember them having a shot on target.
“With the lads’ performance and chances we created and the way we defended, we should’ve got three points. We’ve hit the post twice, Gavin Reilly hitting the post with one that comes back out which is unbelievable.
“And then Joel (Mumbungo) with a bit of magic (does the same).
“It was a fantastic first touch and he drives forward with the ball and he’s so unlucky for it to clip the post, so I felt we deserved three points.”
Bartley added: “We’ve not got them, but in terms of the performance and in terms of what we wanted to do, then we have to be pleased. If anyone was going to win, it was going to be us.”
Kelty had ditched Queens in their previous meetings by the same 3-1 scoreline at home and away prompting Bartley to appreciate the point despite the dejection of missing out on all three.
He said: “I wanted three points. I’m happy with the performance, but would have been happier if we’d have won.
“They performed to the level that we had spoken about and everything we worked on during the week. So, in terms of executing a game plan, 99 per cent was there, the one per cent missing was the goal, which is the vital part, isn’t it?
“But listen, we lost 3-1 here earlier on in the season. They beat us 3-1 at our place, so it’s definitely a better performance and it’s better getting a draw than nothing.
“As I said, they deserve more from the game