PETER Houston reckons Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Morton at Cappielow was a fair result for both sides — but he was gutted to see his team pass up great opportunities to put the game to bed before Ross Forbes netted the equaliser.
The Bairns had clear-cut chances to go 4-1 up after half-time but spurned them, leaving Houston with his head in his hands as Forbes snatched the leveller in the second half.
But the Falkirk manager accepts that it would have been harsh on the Ton to lose the game after such an entertaining 90 minutes.
He said: “It was probably a fair result if I’m honest, but the frustrating thing for me is when we go 2-1 up, we had two glorious chances to go 3-1, 4-1.
“I think it’d be harsh on Morton if it was the case that we’d won, because they fought back well and after their goal looked the more threatening team. Cappielow isn’t an easy place to come and a point is a deserved point and a fair result.
“It was a tough match, wasn’t great at times because of the conditions, and was more of a battle just like the cup tie.
“The last time we were down here we were meek and tame against a Morton side, but we battled away well against them.”
Falkirk had a goal disallowed on the stroke of half-time when Lee Miller bundled the ball over the line before the whistle blew for a Nathan Austin handball.
But Houston insists he’s watched the replay back and is adamant there was no infringement.
He said: “There was nothing wrong with it. We’ve seen it on the video as well. I think it was the far-side linesman, it’s right on the line and Nathan dives into it.
“But his hands were in front of him, and I think the linesman is maybe thinking it’s touched his hand. It’s not touched anywhere near his hand.
“I thought it should have stood at the time, but they [Morton] were aggrieved with a decision up the other end, so I don’t know if the referee has evened it up.
“I hope he hasn’t evened it up, I hope the linesman has seen something in it."