Video: Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh says his side were denied clear penalty in draw with Sheffield United

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh bemoaned a decision he felt went against his side as they drew 0-0 with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 9th April 2016, 8:45 pm
Blades skipper Jay McEveley
Blades skipper Jay McEveley

Jay McEveley had blocked on the line during a scramble, with Luke Norris getting the final shot in, and Edinbugh believed the Blades skipper had stopped the attempt with his hand.

There was little appeal from the Gillingham players at the time, but the visiting boss was frustrated afterwards by a decision he felt should have been given

Blades skipper Jay McEveley

“It was certainly a blatant handball on the line, arm to ball, he (the referee) and his linesman quite clearly saw it.

“The linesman was quick enough to stop him giving us the first one and then I don’t know why he hasn’t got involved in the second, but these things go against you sometimes.”

Later Andrew Crofts went down on the edge of the area, which Edinburgh, having watched the incident again, felt was the right call.

“I reviewed that and the first contact was just outside the box, he carries on and goes down, that one is fine, but it was a blatant handball, the guy has handled it on the line and it’s a penalty and a sending off.”

Blades skipper Jay McEveley