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McNamara praises fight back

Manager Jackie McNamara praised the battling qualities of his side after coming back from two-goals down to rescue a late point against Hibernian.

The Tangerines appeared set for a fourth straight loss until substitutes David Goodwillie and Brian Graham both struck in the final seven minutes.

"It was a great test of character. We kept pushing and got our just rewards," McNamara told BBC Scotland. "I am pleased with the response of the players."

McNamara was though far less happy with referee Steven McLean for failing to punish Hibs goalkeeper Ben Williams after pulling back Gary Mackay-Steven, and also at the award of a penalty against his side.

"In the offside position or not, the new rules state that if it touches one of their players, he becomes active," he added. "For me, that was the case there. We felt it was possibly a sending off. The flag came up very late.

"The penalty we lost was very soft. Young Souttar got the first header in and he got caught wrong side but there wasn't a great deal of contact for him to go down like that."

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Date:Sunday January 5 2014

Time: 6:45PM

 

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