Lamie: Dumbarton draw felt like a defeat

Disappointed defender Ricki Lamie admitted Saturday’s scoreless draw at Dumbarton felt like a defeat and that it was a case of two points dropped on the opening day of the Ladbrokes Championship season.



When asked for his reaction to the result, Ricki said:

“It’s one of those ones that probably feels like a defeat. It’s one of those ones you come away quite disappointed. I am anyway. It’s probably two points dropped.”

The source of the 24-year-old’s disappointment was that he felt that Morton had controlled the game and had enough goalscoring opportunities to secure maximum points:

“We were unlucky not to get the win. Personally, I think we deserved more. That wee creative spark maybe wasn’t always there but we created enough.

“There were a couple of stramashes at the end, shots on target from long range, and Ross [Forbes] was unlucky near the end. So I think we did enough to merit three points if we had stolen it.

Jim Duffy’s side kept their third cleansheet in five competitive fixtures so far this season, and centre-half Lamie was encouraged by the shutout:

“That is always pleasing, a cleansheet. I think as a bank of four we limited them and got it underwraps. In the first 10 or 20 minutes there were a couple of breaks and set pieces getting put in the box.

“But I thought we defended well, especially with Connor [McManus] coming in and playing out of position and doing really well against a big presence in Christian Nade.

“So plaudits to him and plaudits to the rest of the boys, because I think as unit we did defend well right throughout the team.”

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