By Jack Crawford

Tom Walsh admits that the Dumbarton dressing room was left frustrated on Tuesday night as another late goal denied Sons all three points against Queen of the South.

An own goal from Sam Wardrop cancelled out a late header from Greg Morrison which had put Dumbarton 2-1 ahead.

Sons also conceded late in Saturday's 2-2 draw at East End Park, a game in which Walsh scored the opener.

The attacker didn't want to dwell on the result too much though, as he looked ahead to Saturday.

He said: "The first half was good, but they stepped it up in the first 15 minutes of the second half and started moving it quicker. It was difficult.

"It was disappointing to concede the penalty and they're back in it but we get ourselves in front again and obviously you're looking to hold on but we give away a soft goal and it was frustrating.

"We'll take the point and move on to Saturday. We're a wee bit frustrated in there because we didn't get the win but that's football."

There was controversy at the end when Walsh's cross to the back post was converted by Ally Roy, only for the offside flag to snatch all 3 points away from Dumbarton.

Roy was not in an offside position, but Morrison was and was ruled to have been interfering with play.

Walsh is hopeful, however, that Morrison can push on after scoring his first senior goal on Tuesday night.

He added: "I didn't feel Ally was offside, but I thought Greg was. They said the goalkeeper was affected by it.

"He [Morrison] started really well at Tannadice and there's tough competition in the strikers so he's had to wait for his turn, but he's off the mark now so hopefully he can kick on.

"When he's been coming on he's been putting himself about and being a nuisance and now he's got a goal so he's shown he's a presence in the box as well."

Walsh has been deployed in the role behind the striker in recent weeks, and scored his second goal of the season on Saturday with a driving run from that position.

He was back out on the wing for spells of the game on Tuesday night, and says that he's just happy to be on the pitch as competition is tough with the likes of Dimitris Froxylias and Danny Handling set to return from injury in the coming weeks.

He said:"I prefer being in number 10 because you get on the ball more.

"But, if the gaffer wants me to play out wide I'm happy to do that, and it's good that he knows I can do both. I'm happy to do both.

"I was delighted to get the goal on Saturday and hopefully I can get more as the season goes on. But obviously it's all about the team picking up wins.

"You need the competition. That should spur you on. You should thrive on that and it'll make you better because you know your place is up for grabs. I'll just keep doing my best and hopefully I'll stay in the team."

Dumbarton face Walsh' former side in St Mirren on Saturday afternoon, who are now the league leaders after their midweek 3-1 victory over Livingston.

But Walsh knows that on their day Sons can give anyone in the league a game, and have been doing so all season.

He said: "They came here and we performed reasonably well. We've competed in every game this season really, and we'll go and do that again.

"Personally, I've got nothing to prove. I'll just do my best as always and hopefully we can get a result."