SIMEON JACKSON had an evening to neglect for St Mirren after his scuffed Panenka penalty was saved – with St Johnstone netting the winner 4 minutes later.
Buddies boss Oran Kearney was left fuming with the Canadian worldwide – with the defeat leaving his facet rooted to the underside of the Scottish Premiership.
A win for the guests at McDiarmid Park would have lifted them above Dundee into 11th, they usually got the right alternative to interrupt the impasse within the ninth minute.
However former Norwich striker Jackson – who has netted 5 objectives this season – could not add to his tally from the spot after his effort dribbled in the direction of Saints goalkeeper Zander Clark.
The 32-year-old did not get the suitable connection on his penalty, with the shot simply saved by the ft of Clark between the sticks.
So as to add insult to harm, Christopher Kane banged in the one purpose of the sport minutes later – with Kearney claiming the penalty miss “killed us”.
He added: “We spoke earlier than the sport in regards to the magnitude of the video games and the stress to make good selections.
“And I mentioned it once more to him in there as he is a large enough boy to take it.
That is the worst penalty I’ve seen stay. It is a shame.
“If we’re Three-Zero up within the first sport of the season with 10 minutes to go and he tries one thing like that, you possibly can settle for it.
“However the place we’re and the way the purpose would have been for us, it is loopy.”
Talking on Radio Scotland, former Hearts defender Allan Preston mentioned: “That is the worst penalty I’ve seen stay. It is a shame.
“In the event that they get relegated by some extent, that’ll hang-out them. It was completely loopy.”
Followers have been equally fuming with the ex-Gillingham marksman, as one tweeted: “We’re backside of the league. Why would you try to be cool?”
One other commented: “In the event you’re up by a pair then by all means be cute with that penalty, for those who’re backside of the league and wish the factors and it is tied, do not be cute.”
One merely said: “Disregard for his membership, followers, opposition and the league.”
Whereas one other posted: “St Mirren’s Simeon Jackson simply tried a Panenka from the penalty spot and it barely acquired off the bottom. One other clip so as to add to the Scottish Premiership’s finish of season spotlight reel.”
One other tweeted: “Simeon Jackson ought to have been taken straight off after that penalty. Skilled soccer? Absolute embarrassment.”
St Mirren – who face fellow strugglers Dundee on the weekend – have gained simply 4 out of their 30 league video games this season.