St. Mirren fluffed the chance to haul themselves off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday night after going down 1-0 to St. Johnstone.
To make matters worse, the Buddies were presented with an opportunity to go ahead early on, only for Simeon Jackson to make a catastrophic hash of a penalty kick.
Indeed, Jackson was lulled into attempting a Panenka, which seem to be all the rage again at the moment for some reason.
Unfortunately, his effort was a little lacking in the execution…
Unsurprisingly, St. Mirren manager Oran Kearney wasn’t best pleased with his ace goal-poacher after the final whistle, grumbling to BBC Radio Scotland:
Why he (Jackson) risked it at this stage of the season, I don’t know.
We spoke before the game about the magnitude of the games and the pressure to make good decisions. And I said it again to him in [the dressing room] as he’s a big enough boy to take it.
If we’re 3-0 up in the first game of the season with 10 minutes to go and he tries something like that, you can accept it. But where we are and how big the goal would have been for us, it’s crazy.
Thankfully, Saints defender Liam Gordon was on hand to console Jackson in the aftermath with a timely cuddle…
St. Mirren went on to lose out to a single goal from Chris Kane (scored just four minutes after Jackson’s botched spot-kick) which leaves them one point adrift at the bottom of the table.
They shafted themselves, in short.