By Jack Crawford

Dumbarton manager Stevie Aitken was left disappointed on Tuesday night after his side failed to see out a game in the closing stages for the second time in the space of a few days, saying that the 2-2 draw with Queen of the South felt like a defeat.

Greg Morrison put Dumbarton 2-1 ahead with less than 10 minutes to go, but a Sam Wardrop own goal meant that the points were shared.

The result comes after an 88th minute header from Nicky Clark on Saturday snatched a point for Dunfermline, again after Sons had been leading 2-1.

And whilst the Sons boss admits a draw was probably the right result, he was left questioning his sides luck.

He said: "It feels like two points dropped. When we went back to 2-1 up, we've conceded an own goal and lucks not went our way.

"It could have hit off anybody and went anywhere, but it's come off our player and went into the back of the net.

"We could have looked to defend it a bit better but Queens put a lot into the second half and took the game to us which we knew they would. A draw in the end was probably a fair result.

"It's two games and it feels like two defeats because we've put a lot into the game, but that's Championship football and you've got to learn to see the games out if you can."

Dumbarton could even have won it at the end, but Ally Roy's goal was ruled out for offside.

Roy himself wasn't offside, but Morrison was considered to be interfering with play as he stood in an offside position.

Aitken thinks that the decision went against his side, and revealed what the linesman who chalked the goal off said after the match.

Aitken added: "The boy that scored it wasn't offside. The linesman admitted that.

"You could maybe say 'why did he put his flag up so early?', but he's probably reacted to us having a player standing in there, but I thought you had to let it go then put the flag up."

The games don't get any easier as Sons round off their three fixtures this week with a trip to face league leaders St Mirren at the Paisley 2021 Stadium, and Aitken knows his side are in for a difficult afternoon.

He said: "They're going really well. It's always been tough games against St Mirren, and good games at that.

"We looked a wee bit tired in the second half which you've got to expect after Saturday at East End Park where we put a lot into the game.

"We'll need to rest up because we've got a lot of tired legs in there.

"People coming back from injury struggled a wee bit tonight, but we'll rest up and be ready for the weekend."