Ainsworth questions decision

Gareth Ainsworth was frustrated by a late offside call which denied Wycombe victory in a 1-1 draw with fellow strugglers Northampton.

Last Updated: 18/04/14 at 19:38

Gareth Ainsworth: Happy with a point

Gareth Ainsworth: Happy with a point

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Substitute Dean Morgan poked the ball home in stoppage time for what he thought was a vital winner in this battle at the bottom of League Two, but it was disallowed.

"We had a goal disallowed for offside right at the end but it was a goal, it's legitimate which is why it is hard for us to take," said Ainsworth, whose side remain out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

"These officials have got to be better at this level. Looking at the replay there was no offside, it is a totally legitimate goal. The linesman has cost us a couple of points that could be huge come the end of the year.

"The linesman said Dean Morgan was offside but he is not offside, he is onside but we have to take it. I'm expecting a lot of decisions to go our way in the final three games now.

"I'm really proud and pleased. I thought we played the better football. It wasn't a must-win game, it was a must-not-get-beat game and we didn't get beat.

"I think we had the better of the game, if it were a boxing match we would have won on points."

Northampton have been in the bottom two since September but temporarily edged out when Ricky Ravenhill's speculative effort from distance, combined with an error by home goalkeeper Matt Ingram who was later credited with the goal, saw them take the lead.

But on 18 minutes Wycombe were level. Aaron Pierre headed across goal into the corner of the net from Matt Bloomfield's free-kick after a foul by John Marquis.

The result leaves both sides locked together with Bristol Rovers on 47 points with just three games remaining.

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Middlesbrough 0-2 Norwich: Cameron Jerome and Nathan Redmond strike as Canaries seal immediate return to Premier League

Norwich City gained promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, insists agent Dimitri Seluk

Yaya Toure will stay at Manchester City, according to his agent.

UEFA chief Michel Platini says it would be good for football if Sepp Blatter loses FIFA election

Michel Platini is backing Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

Mail Box

Can We Combine Danny And Theo?

The finishing of Theo Walcott and the hold-up play of Danny Welbeck would be just perfect. Plus, lots of Brendan Rodgers, some Big Sam and all hail Degsy...

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company