The Inverness manager believes better training may be the answer for Scotland’s referees after seeing his team denied with what would surely also have been a straight red card for Hamilton’s Daniel Seaborne as he blocked a Lonsana Doumbouya header near the line after 33 minutes.
Inverness arrested a run of four straight defeats to climb off bottom spot with the excellent Larnell Cole’s, right, second half leveller earning the point. But Hamilton Accies – with a tenth draw of the season – kept up their happy record in the Highlands, Ali Crawford’s first-half free-kick enough to earn Martin Canning’s men a point and stretch their run in Inverness to just one defeat in nine league visits.
“The penalty decision then goes against us – a stonewall penalty,” Foran said. “Not only does he [Seaborne] handle it, the referee is in probably the best position to see it.
“How he doesn’t give it, I just don’t know. It’s blatant.
“Maybe it’s the coaching they’re getting so I don’t want to put too much blame on them. We just want fair decisions.”
Foran revealed the Highlanders had asked the SPFL for a postponement amid a goalkeeping injury crisis, but were told to play one of two 16-year-olds. However, Owain Fon Williams, barring a lapse for Accies’ 16th minute opener from Crawford’s fine free-kick, was excellent after 48 hours of acupuncture, injections and painkillers for a back problem.
The Highlanders had serious cause for grievance for the denied penalty after 33 minutes, but were level in spectacular fashion after 51 minutes.
Jake Mulraney worked a 1-2 with Iain Vigurs who laid the ball into the path of Cole. The Englishman’s response was the crispest of connections and a shot that screamed in off the underside of the bar.