Vale of Leven were two ahead after 20 minutes, however, three Port Glasgow goals before the half hour mark sent the Millburn Park side in one behind at half time.

And after watching the third go in from the spot, the Vale boss was left stunned that a penalty was awarded against his side — a decision Hamill believes cost his side the win.

He said: “The boys played some great football for 80 minutes on Saturday, and I feel for them that they only got a draw.

“They deserved more, but that crazy 10 minute spell cost us the win.

“But what really got me was the penalty, it was a clean challenge by Kenny Wilson and the referee was the only person who could think it was a penalty, because even the boy that was tackled didn’t go down or ask for it.

“I spoke to their manager, Craig Brown, after the game and he didn’t even see how the penalty came about.

“That was crucial, as if we go in at 2-2, we can get the next goal and be in-front, but they get that goal and go into the break ahead, and after being 2-0 up, our confidence falls and they are flying.

“But the boys dug in and got that vital sixth goal and got the draw, but they deserved more against a very good side.” For a full report from Saturday, see page 41.