Brady furious after 'sickening' penalty award gifts Charlton crucial lead against Cobblers

Cobblers boss Jon Brady was left raging at the decision to award Charlton Athletic a second-half spot-kick during Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at The Valley.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 10:07 pm
Cobblers boss Jon Brady was unhappy with referee Paul Howard

There was nothing in the game until the 65th minute when Jack Sowerby was deemed to have fouled Jake Forster-Caskey in the penalty box.

Conor Washington converted from 12 yards and added a late second to seal all three points - Charlton s first win at home in nine games - despite Alex Jones scoring a debut goal in stoppage-time.

"I knew it at the time but now I've seen it back on the video and it only reinforced what I thought - every can see it plain as day," said Brady.

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"Jack Sowerby jumps high to win the ball, their player runs into Jack, throws himself to the ground and the ref gives a penalty.

"The ref is 10 yards away from it and he cannot wait to give it.

"When he looks back, I think he'll feel sick, as sick as I do about the decision.

"If you watch it back in slow-motion, Jack is the one who jumps to head the ball and their guy hits Jack in the ribs - it should be a foul to us.

"I felt it had been a workmanlike performance up until then.

"It wasn't pretty but we're showing all aspects of our game and we dug in, but then the gives them an out and gives them an opportunity that they don't deserve.

"It's quite sickening when you work that hard and then that happens."