First Team

Jack's disappointment

19th September 2016

Hamilton frustrated after Saints defeat.

Jack Hamilton couldn't hide his disappointment after Hearts' defeat at St Johnstone denied the Jambos the chance to go top of the league.

Despite a dominant Hearts performance at McDiarmid Park, St Johnstone emerged 1-0 winners in Saturday’s Ladbrokes Premiership match between the sides.

Having missed a raft of chances, been denied by man of the match Zander Clark, and seen the woodwork rattled, Graham Cummins' strike stole three points for the Perth Saints, and Hamilton revealed his disappointment after the match.

“We had some fantastic chances but their goalkeeper was excellent and sometimes it is just not your day.

“We had a few brilliant chances, especially Jamie Walker, but Zander pulled off fantastic saves and we just could not put the ball in the net.

“It was a tricky game and not the result we wanted but hopefully we can bounce back next week.”

The Jambos missed the chance to top the league this weekend, although results mean they remain in 2nd place, but with Celtic also dropping points, the Tynecastle men considered it a chance to lay down a marker blown.

“It was definitely a missed opportunity,” he admitted. “That was our aim before the game – to go top, even at this early stage in the season, and put down a marker.

“We go out and look to win every single game but it was not to be. We have a fantastic team but we are just looking at a game at a time. We’re not looking any further forward than that.

“There’s no point in doing that. We just have to try to put in a performance and try to grind out the right results.”

Image courtesy of Ron MacNeill.