KRIS Doolan admits that the Partick Thistle players were left devastated by Hamilton's last-gasp winner on Saturday, and that it will be a task though to lift heads in the Firhill dressing room this week after the nature of the defeat in Lanarkshire.

David Templeton's injury-time winner for Accies saw them leapfrog thistle in the table, with the Jags now occupying the relegation play-off position.

"To lose a last-minute goal is just so deflating,” he said.

"It looked as though the game was going to end in a 1-1 draw and to lose a goal so late is hard to take.

"I thought we were the team most likely to get the winner. I didn’t feel as if we were put under a lot of pressure in front of our goal which makes it even worse.”

Doolan thought he had bagged his 100th league goal on Saturday to move Thistle ahead for a second time, only to be denied by a contentious offside call.

And he believes the call was a critical turning point in the game.

"It looks very tight and I watched it at half-time and it is definitely not a clear-cut decision,” he said.

"I would hope in those situations that the attacking player would get the benefit of the doubt, but it is so tight to call and there was a lot of bodies around. All I can do is just put it in the net, but it was chalked off.

"It was so close, and I personally thought that I was onside. I thought it was a good goal and to see the raised flag is a massive disappointment.

"I do the same move every time we get a free-kick outside the opponents’ box and I can usually time them pretty well. That one did not come off.

"If that goal counts then we would have been leading 2-1. Goals change games and if that had stood then that would have put Hamilton under a lot of pressure and the would have had to have a go and we may have picked them off again.

"It would have been [my 100th goal] and it is a total sickener that it was ruled out.”