John Robertson blamed referee Greg Aitken’s “nonsense” crimson card for denying Inverness Caley Thistle victory over Livingston.
The house aspect, main via Aaron Doran, have been compelled to play the tip of the primary and full of the second one part with ten males after Iain Vigurs took a 2d reserving for a prime foot.
Vigurs had introduced himself on the ball to take a look at and reduce it again throughout function, catching Dylan Mackin at the head as he tried to transparent.
Robertson felt house dominance was once undone by way of the choice, even supposing Alan Lithgow best broke the hosts’ resistance with 8 mins left.
The Caley Thistle supervisor stated: “The officers have were given to know, at first, the context of [Vigurs high boot]. The ball was once going out for a function kick and all Iain was once looking to do was once hook it again in. Iain says there was once no touch with the boy however the referee was once pronouncing it was once a reckless problem.
“How can or not it’s a reckless problem when all he was once looking to do was once hook the ball go into reverse the road? It’s nonsense.”
Doran, again after an extended restoration from two knee accidents, was once beginning his first fit in nearly a calendar 12 months – and inside of six mins had marked it with a function.
After nice build-up play, Vigurs laid the ball throughout to the Dubliner who curled a stupendous low right-foot shot past the succeed in of diving Neil Alexander from 20 yards.
However then Vigurs took a yellow card for a tug on an opponent and dissent after 36 mins – and he was once off six mins later.
A Coll Donaldson go was once met by way of the top of Gary Warren. Alexander stored however because the ball spun away Vigurs’ prime foot was once deemed to have stuck Mackin at the head.
The second one reserving despatched Vigurs packing – Caley Thistle’s 3rd crimson card in 3 video games and 7th of the season. With simply 8 mins left, Livingston mustered the equaliser.
Rafael de Vita’s free-kick from the fitting whistled into the world and defender Alan Lithgow flicked it on prime previous keeper Mark Ridgers at tempo.