Gillespie admits to confusion

STEVEN Gillespie has confessed that he wasn’t too sure whether referee Nigel Miller had allowed or disallowed his equalising goal at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

STEVEN Gillespie has confessed that he wasn’t too sure whether referee Nigel Miller had allowed or disallowed his equalising goal at Scunthorpe on Saturday.

The Colchester United striker netted his first league goal of the season, to earn a 1-1 draw at Glanford Park, but it was only several seconds after his lob had rolled into the net that he knew the goal would stand.

Referee Mr Miller clearly blew his whistle, seemingly before the ball rolled over the goal-line.

Confusion reigned until it became clear that Mr Miller had awarded the goal, while giving Iron keeper Josh Lillis a yellow card for a foul on Gillespie in the build up to the goal.


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“I didn’t know what was happening at first, because there was no one jumping on my back,” admitted Gillespie.

“I turned around and the referee was pointing towards the half-way line, so I thought has he given a foul? No one sort of knew.

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“It was a little bit of a mix-up, but there was never going to be too many celebrations anyway because we wanted to go out and try and get the winner.

“The referee booked the keeper afterwards, so if he has deemed it at as a foul why was it not a red card?” added Gillespie.

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