Baffled Brady questions lack of red card in key moment during derby loss to Peterborough

Beevers only saw yellow despite being the last man

Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:26 pm
Updated Friday, 16th April 2021, 10:28 pm
Jon Brady.

A baffled Jon Brady questioned the lack of a red card for Peterborough captain Mark Beevers during Friday night's derby defeat at London Road.

Sammie Szmodics steered Posh in front but Town were handed a route back into the game when Beevers brought down Alex Jones in the penalty box.

Beevers was the last man but only saw yellow as Sam Hoskins converted from 12 yards to bring Cobblers level at the break.

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However, it all unravelled in the second-half for the visitors with Szmodics scoring his second three minutes after the restart before Jonson Clarke-Harris bagged his 28th league goal of the season from the penalty spot.

Brady said: "They like to open teams up and play through the middle but in the first-half I thought we frustrated them and we closed off spaces.

"The goal we conceded before half-time was a bit soft but the reaction thereafter was excellent and we stepped five or 10 yards higher and we get the penalty.

"If AJ's in on goal, it has to be a red card. I don't understand it. It's a decisive moment but the ref doesn't give anything - he's denying a goalscoring opportunity. I don't get it.

"It goes 1-1 and we were quite positive at half-time and it was about whether we could step on another five or 10 yards, but then there's the mix-up between Lloyd (Jones) and Shaun (McWilliams) for the second goal and the reaction to that was not what we expected.

"We get punished for it and that's three minutes after half-time, but it's the story of the season - poor decision-making at crucial times and we give them the goal. That's the hugely disappointing thing."