St Mirren boss Danny Lennon felt his side deserved a draw after their 2-1 defeat to St Johnstone.
Saints had plenty over possession but Nigel Hasselbaink and Murray Davidson put St Johnstone in front before Lewis Guy pulled one back.
But they could not turn their late pressure into a leveller and Lennon said: "I thought it was just a matter of time until the equalising goal would come.
"We were a little shellshocked at being 2-0 down and I made a few changes at half-time.
"After the break we got the early goal and put St Johnstone under a great deal of pressure, the lads deserve a great deal of credit as they kept going to the final whistle."
Lennon also felt his side had a good shout for a penalty during the second half when Fraser Wright appeared to haul down Guy inside the area.
"Our fans certainly seemed to think it was a penalty," he said. "I totally respect the difficult job that the officials have, though, and hopefully over the course of the season the decisions will even themselves