Steve Lomas hails St Johnstone after beating Hearts

St Johnstone boss Steve Lomas
Steve Lomas served a one-match touchline ban at Tynecastle

Steve Lomas hailed his St Johnstone side after the win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

Liam Craig and Dave Mackay were on target in the 2-1 win; leaving Lomas with two wins and a draw in his opening three games in charge of the Perth club.

"I thought we were pretty comfortable in the first half and should probably have scored another goal," said Lomas.

"We're not going to get ahead of ourselves."

Lomas watched the game from the stand as he served a one-match touchline ban.

Mackay scored from the spot after Craig had given Saints the lead.

And Peter Enckleman saved Jamie Hamill's penalty before Mehdi Taouil's late consolation.

"At the end, Hearts had five strikers on," said Lomas.

"We've had to weather the storm and big Pete saved the penalty at 1-0 and then we got the second goal. It was a fantastic penalty save.

"In the second half we knew that Hearts would probably get a bit of a volley and come out with the fans demanding that they go forward.

"They made some changes and we always knew that we'd have to play on the counter attack. I thought we did that well."

Interview - St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas

St Johnstone move to within four points of third-placed Motherwell.

However, Lomas said his squad would not get carried away with their impressive form.

"(My team) are a pleasure to go in and train with," he added. ". We know that.

"Motherwell next up, that's our focus now. It's going to have to be another superhuman effort. So far so good."

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