Brady unsure on penalty claims but Jones insists Cobblers should have had a 'stonewall' spot-kick against Doncaster

Three times Town appealed to the referee without success

Sunday, 14th March 2021, 9:59 am
Updated Sunday, 14th March 2021, 10:02 am
Jon Brady.

Manager Jon Brady and centre-back Lloyd Jones were split on whether or not the Cobblers should have been awarded at least one penalty at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Three times in the first-half the visitors turned to the referee wanting a spot-kick and on all three occasions Tom Nield shook his head.

The first appeal was for a handball from Sam Hoskins' cross, the second seemingly saw Mickel Miller clipped and the third came after Ryan Watson fell to ground in the box.

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However, Nield showed no interest in any of them as the game ended in stalemate.

"I'm not really sure about them," admitted Brady afterwards. "The boys were going on about it at half-time but I'm not 100 per cent sure on them.

"But I think we've learned our lessons from Charlton because if you don't shout and if you don't throw yourself on the floor, you don't get the decision.

"Our boys are very honest in their endeavour but the real positive today is that we've taken four points from three play-off contenders this week and without that penalty at Charlton, who's to say it wouldn't have been five points."

Jones had a different view to his manager though, saying: "I thought they were penalties. I don't know how he hasn't given the one on Mickel because I thought he kicked him before he touched the ball.

"And the other one, I was right next to Watto and I even heard the clip on him. Obviously he went down and I thought that was a stonewall penalty to be honest."