U20s manager Stephen Craigan admitted he was disappointed to concede a late equaliser, but was generally impressed with his players yet again.
The Fir Parkers hosted Aberdeen at the Excelsior Stadium and led 2-1 with just seconds to go.
And after conceding late, the 20s boss spoke to MFC TV to give us his thoughts on his sides performance in their second Development League fixture.
He said: “We’re naturally disappointed we conceded the goal so late – for the first fifteen minutes for some reason it took us a little while to get going.
“The pitch was a little bit sticky, I’m probably searching for excuses for them but we just looked a little bit disjointed defensively.”
[pullquote]We’re naturally disappointed we conceded the goal so late – for the first fifteen minutes for some reason it took us a little while to get going.[/pullquote]
He added: “The goal that they scored probably settled us down a little nit, we managed to wrestle the game back into our control after that and from then on I was delighted with how we played.
“In general terms with how we played and their appetite for the game and their willingness to go and get on the ball and believe in themselves – I thought we were excellent.”
First-team keeper Dean Brill started in goals and produced a series of fine saves early in the match to keep the Steelmen in the game.
Craigan touched on the 30-year-olds performance and admitted he was impressed by his whole team.
[pullquote]I want to encourage young players to be brave and get on the ball and enjoy the game and I certainly enjoyed watching them tonight.[/pullquote]
He said: “I said to Peter Morrison that Dean is the example for him – making big saves at crucial moments, his understanding and reading of the game – I thought he was excellent.
“Young Dylan Falconer was probably as good as he’s been since he came in. I’ve been a little bit critical of him, not in terms of having a go but telling him I expect more from him cause I was told he could be our next superstar and he showed signs of that tonight eventually.
He added: “The whole team were excellent – I felt we were far better on the ball than they were and we were a threat.
“I want to encourage young players to be brave and get on the ball and enjoy the game and I certainly enjoyed watching them tonight.”