DUMBARTON boss Ian Murray praised the display his substitutes put in with their introduction making all the difference at the Falkirk Stadium.

The Sons boss flung on Colin Nish, Archie Campbell and Steven McDougall as the visitors went in search of what was looking like an unlikely point.

A poor display had left Sons chasing the game with only minutes to go but the work-rate of the makeshift front line proved pivotal.

Murray reserved praise for Garry Fleming who made way for Nish but admitted the changes made a massive difference to the outcome of the tie.

He told SportScene: “The subs done great, I said that to them after the game.

“Garry Fleming was arguably our best player today and he has come off with minutes to go and is disappointed but it is just about trying to find a solution.

“You have got to leave Chris Kane on the park because, even though it wasn’t his finest 90 minutes, he pops up with the goal and that is what he brings to the team.

“Gaz is disappointed to come off but you are just trying to find a way to get the side back in the game and today it worked.” But, despite finally clinching a point, Murray stressed he hasn’t been impressed with the performance of his side over the course of the season so far.

He added: “We are disappointed and happy because if we are being brutally honest about it we scored at the dream time for us to get the point.

“The last 10-15 minutes we started to put the pressure on, we changed our formation about four times to try and find a solution to get back in the game and it was one of those ones where we just needed to get that bit of luck but overall I don’t think we’re quite at the level I know we can be.

“I don’t think we have been all season, even last week against Hearts we defended fine, our work rate was fine but our quality on the ball has been quite poor but I don’t know if that is a sign of a good side or a bad side as we are still picking up points.”