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Pressley: Penalty controversy cost us three points

5 March 2016

Club News

Pressley: Penalty controversy cost us three points

5 March 2016

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Che Adams equalised for the Blades in stoppage time

Steven Pressley felt a controversial penalty cost his side all three points this afternoon as they drew against Sheffield United at Highbury.

Town found themselves a goal behind on 29 minutes as Matt Done’s cross deflected in off Marcus Nilsson, but Ash Hunter equalised almost immediately.

The Cod Army then went in front on the hour as Nilsson rose highest in the area to glance Jimmy Ryan’s free kick past George Long.

Che Adams however drew his side level in injury time when he converted from the penalty spot after Ryan Flynn was brought down.

He said: “Today’s character shown from the players has typified our week. We’ve had some really tough games against Coventry, Gillingham and of course Sheffield United.

“I’m just disappointed for the players. It wasn’t our most inspiring performance in terms of football but we showed so much courage and determination.

“I felt we had just done enough to win the game and in the end a controversial penalty has cost us the game which is disappointing.

“I was too emotional after the game and haven’t got round to watching the incident again. The players believe that it wasn’t a penalty.

“Our goals were from two terrific headers and we’re obviously really pleased with that aspect because we’re beginning to score goals now.

“These goals have helped us to gain appropriate results and I’m just gutted because we lost a goal so late in the game.

“We would have taken seven points from nine at the start of the week, but the only disappointment is that we were very close to nine points from nine.”

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