Johnstone Burgh manager Jamie McKim hailed the never-give-up attitude from his side as they grabbed a dramatic late equaliser in a 2-2 draw with Lesmahagow on Saturday.

After taking a second-half lead through Brian Connor but then conceding two goals in as many minutes to find themselves trailing, Burgh heads could have been down.

But Kieran Brady popped up with 90 minutes on the clock to earn the Keanie Park side a well-deserved point.

Connor found the opener when he found himself unmarked on the six-yard-box and he slotted the ball into the net after 54 minutes.

With less than 15 minutes to go, the visitors hit back through a terrific strike from distance from Darren Lygate into the top corner and seconds later a disastrous mix-up at the back presented Alan McFadden with a chance he didn’t pass up.

With time just about up a Burgh free-kick was launched into the box and after the initial header was nodded towards goal, in charged Brady to grab a point.

McKim believes his side got what they deserved as he accepted responsibility for the catastrophic second.

He told Gazette Sport: “I felt for the players after Saturday because I thought we played well.

“They knew the minimum they should have been taking was a point, so they never chucked it or never stopped when we conceded which was pleasing to see. We’ve been through a hard time with selection and injury problems but now you’re starting to see that desire come through again.

“I’ve got to take the hit for the second goal – I’m always telling the boys about ball retention and not just clearing your lines. The goalie has tried to pass it wide and it’s bobbled up off the pitch and right to the striker. It’s not on the goalkeeper, it’s on the surface.”

Burgh travel to Bellshill Athletic on Saturday and McKim isn’t underestimating the game’s importance.

The Rockburn Park side suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat to Arthurlie on Saturday but the Burgh boss doesn’t believe that means their heads will be down.

He explained: “I think Saturday is a massive game for us. We need to win. With where we are and where we want to be, we need to start putting some wins together.

“Sometimes you go into these games after someone has taken a doing and it makes them tighter and more determined. If you get an early goal their doubts might set in but I’m expecting it to be very tough.”