JOHNSTONE Burgh boss Jamie McKim has branded Greenock’s coaching staff “an absolute disgrace” after their part in a flashpoint that saw two red cards dished out when the teams clashed on Saturday.

In a low-key affair in terms of chances in front of goal, the brawl was the main talking point as Burgh secured a 0-0 draw in their first match in the new West of Scotland Football League.

A foul by Burgh ace Ross Geddes in front of the home dugout sparked the rammy.

In the moments that followed, both Geddes and Greenock assistant boss Shaun Dillon were shown red.

However, McKim insists the way the Greenock bench reacted to the foul was way out of order.

He told Gazette Sport: “I’ve got to be honest, I think the opposition management team were an absolute disgrace.

“Their manager instigated it and their assistant then comes on to the park.

“It’s the worst I’ve seen in football. I know the two guys well, so I’m really disappointed.

“It’s up to them to set their own standards as a club and what they do but I wouldn’t have that at my club.

“Everybody here is of the opinion that we should appeal the red card, so that’s what we’ll do.”

In terms of performance, McKim believes his players just about edged it on Saturday but was left wanting more in the attacking third of the park as Burgh ground out a draw against a team that competed at the top end of the league above them last season.

He continued: “I want to be winning every game but sometimes you need to step back and look at the result in isolation.

“When we’re not on it and we’re not playing the way we want to going forward, the most important thing for me is that you don’t lose.

“It’s not the way we wanted to start off but it’s not the worst result in the world, so we’ll need to recover and try to get three points next weekend.”

McKim’s side are back at Keanie Park this Saturday, when they will face Carluke Rovers, and the Burgh boss is urging supporters to help the club out financially through the Donate-A-Ticket scheme.

He pleaded: “I would urge every supporter to donate when they can because it really does help.”