Clyde boss Danny Lennon says he was left baffled by some of referee Craig Napier's decision as his side lost 2-1 at League One leaders Falkirk yesterday.

And the Bully Wee gaffer says his payers told him that the official couldn't explain to them why some of them were given.

That didn't have a bearing on the result, with goals from Ben Hall and Aidan Keena giving the Bairns a 2-0 lead before Josh Jack pulled a goal back in 84 minutes.

It could have been a different story had Ally Love's spectacular overhead kick not crashed off the bar in the last minute, but Clyde were instead left licking their wounds, ahead of a trip to Partick Thistle on Tuesday.

But Lennon says he was mystified by some of the referee's decisions.

Lennon told the Clyde FC website: "I thought it was a difficult game for us from start to finish, and I'm a big supporter of referees, but I just couldn't believe some of the decisions that I was seeing.

"The group are telling me that he couldn't explain some of them at all, and I'm just saying 'why, be consistent' but that's something that is well outwith my control.

Aidan Keena scored Falkirk's winner
Aidan Keena scored Falkirk's winner

"We were slow out of the traps today, in the first 10 minutes we got punished for that.

"I thought we defended the corner very well, showed a bit of character and got a few blocks on it, but the break of the ball went for them and they scored from that.

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"Falkirk surprised me a wee bit more by being a wee bit more direct, but they were quite effective, with the boy [Conor] Sammon and the boy Keena pressing on top of the two centre-backs.

"But I thought in the first half we had moments within that, that we could have caused them problems by picking the correct pass.

"I felt that we were one pass too short at times in the first half, I felt we could have made an extra pass to get us up that pitch a little bit.

"In the second half we purely freshened things up, in terms of the way it was going, and we huffed and puffed.

"I thought the game was very even, we made a mistake in possession, and they punished us for that mistake in the middle of the park.

"We found ourselves 2-0 down, which again was disappointing, because there are strikes coming from the edge of the box, where we're not getting out, or there are runners coming back, so I would like to see that one again.

Clyde's Ally Love was unlucky to see a spectacular shot hit the bar late on
Clyde's Ally Love was unlucky to see a spectacular shot hit the bar late on

"But then again you see the character of the boys and they gave everything there right until the end.

"It was a wonderful strike from Josh Jack, we had a wee bit of momentum going into the last 10-12 minutes of the game and Ally's unfortunate with the overhead kick.

"There's not a great deal of power, it gives the goalkeeper the chance to get across, but you've got to be smelling that and ready there to tap it in - unfortunately for us we didn't and it landed at a blue jersey.

"That's the wee breaks that you also need along the way."

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