‘My goal should have stood’ – Gillespie

STEVEN Gillespie insists that his 85th minute headed goal should not have been disallowed, during Saturday’s frustrating 2-2 home draw against lowly Yeovil Town.

STEVEN Gillespie insists that his 85th minute headed goal should not have been disallowed, during Saturday’s frustrating 2-2 home draw against lowly Yeovil Town.

Colchester United super sub Gillespie, who is still waiting to start his first league game of the season, was introduced on 75 minutes and then hit the target just 10 minutes later.

Gillespie nodded home Michail Antonio’s cross, while jumping with Yeovil keeper Jed Steer.

The ex-Cheltenham marksman began to celebrate, only for his joy to be cut short by the sound of referee Chris Sarginson’s whistle, to disallow the goal and award a free-kick to the Glovers.


You may also want to watch:


To rub salt into the wounds, Gillespie was also booked for the challenge.

“Keepers get protection, everyone knows that,” rued Gillespie.

Most Read

“I had a bit of leverage with the arms, but I thought it was a goal. I was up and away to celebrate.

“Even a couple of their lads after the game said they didn’t see anything wrong with that.”

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter