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Burton Albion 1 King's Lynn 1
22nd August 2000
Jon Palmer (grounded) sees his
overhead kick into the net.
LINNETS manager Gary Mills has blasted the decision to award a late penalty at Burton on Tuesday night as "ridiculous."
Lynn appeared to be heading for their second successive victory when the Brewers were awarded a penalty with four minutes remaining after Dave Robinson was adjudged to have handed in the box.
But Mills was very unhappy about the decision and felt his side had been denied the three points they deserved.
"It was never a penalty, simple as that," he commented. "I was very unhappy about it. We have gone there and put up an excellent performance, but the referee has given something he hasn't seen. He has gone by the reaction of their players.
"Dave Robinson was only a foot away when the lad turned and hit it. It was never ever a penalty.
"It was ridiculous, but this sort of thing happens when you go to places like Burton. I was really worked up about it, but there is nothing you can do.
"I feel a little bit cheated. We have worked hard for the three points and deserved them. Chuck made a couple of great saves, but we defended well.
"It took something like that for them to score. It was a great point for us, but it should have been three.
"We played very well. It was an excellent performance, but I was absolutely gutted to lose two points."
The Linnets had taken a second half lead through Jon Palmer after a frantic first period which had produced little goalmouth action.
Palmer bundled the ball home after 59 minutes following a flowing move which started with Martini and involved Emeka Nwadike, Mills and Tommy Wright who provided the telling cross.
Martini goes to his right but
Webster puts it the other way
to equalise for The Brewers
This signalled a barrage of attacks from Burton and Martini produced a brilliant double block to deny Stride after parrying Pat Lyons' first effort.
Martini then dropped a corner, but the heroic Lynn defence threw everything into the way to block before Martini redeemed himself with a brilliant full length save to deny Stride.
Robinson then cleared off the line from an in swinging corner while substitute Dale Anderson fired into the side-netting with only Martini to beat.
But, just as Lynn looked to have weathered the storm, Glasser's shot was charged down by the defence and Robinson was adjudged to have handled and Aaron Webster stepped up to convert the resultant spot kick.
Linnets: C. Martini, G. Mills, D. Robinson, A. Bullimore, G. Fuff, J. March, E. Nwadike, S. Dakin, J. Palmer, D. Puttnam, T. Wright (L. Rowland 76). Subs not used: L. Gibson, C. Clark.
Brewers: N. Goodwin, A. Davies, T. Henshaw, P Lyons, M. Blount, D. Wassail, D. Stride, N. Glasser, P Starbuck (D. Anderson 27), N. Clough, A. Webster. Subs not used: A. Garner, M. Forsyth. Att: 1,069.
Report by permission of the Lynn News