Hands off warning to Saints stars
Feb 19 2013
by Paul Behan, Paisley Daily Express
Buddies boss Danny Lennon has warned his side to stop paying the penalty inside their own box.
Lennon’s side blew the chance of a result against Hibs at the weekend when skipper Jim Goodwin was penalised for a foul on Matt Done.
And Saints nemesis Leigh Griffiths converted from the spot to hand Hibs the win.
The penalty incident looked harsh at the time but TV pictures clearly show a push from Goodwin as the ball is played into the box.
Now Lennon has told his players to learn from these costly errors.
He said: “I watched the incident again on Saturday and, for me, Jim’s given the referee a decision to make.
“To be fair, Willie Collum is very consistent on those ones.
“Having said that, it’s another penalty that’s had an impact on our game.
“And not for the first time, not for the second time but the third time this season.
“We gave one away to Dundee United, now Hibs at home and got away with one up at Tannadice from Paul Dummett, so we have to learn to keep our hands down.”