Accies boss philosophical over penalties

14 August 2010 07:01
Hamilton manager Billy Reid had no complaints about the performance of referee Dougie McDonald during his side`s 4-0 defeat at Aberdeen, despite awarding the hosts three penalties. Paul Hartley scored all the spot-kicks at Pittodrie while Zander Diamond also netted. "I thought the first two were stonewall penalties, the third one I would need to see again. I have no complaints at all and I thought the referee handled the situation well," said Reid. "It is a strange game as you can sometimes only concede a couple of penalties in a season, so to concede three in one game is quite incredible. "All credit to Paul Hartley for scoring all three but you can't expect to defend like that and win the game. It was strange because I thought we played decent football at times and were the better team for the first 15 minutes but it was Aberdeen's day. "Days like this happen in football and you just have to take your medicine."

Source: PA