Gregory questions referee as Crawley concede injury-time equaliser

Josh Simpson celebrates his goal with Matt Tubbs

Josh Simpson celebrates his goal with Matt Tubbs

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Crawley boss John Gregory questioned referee Mike Bull’s time-keeping after his side were denied victory at Rotherham United by a last-gasp equaliser.

Reds lead 2-1 after 90 minutes through goals by Matt Tubbs and Josh Simpson but Kieran Agard grabbed his second of the match deep into added time to rescue a point for the hosts at New York Stadium.

Gregory questioned whether there should have been five minutes of stoppage time to begin with and was further infuriated the leveller came in the 96th minute, although his view may have been different if Adam Collin hadn’t made a triple save to deny Andy Drury, Gary Alexander and Billy Clarke right at the death.

Gregory said: “There were lots of good things today but when you are winning 2-1 so late in the game it feels like a kick in the teeth.

“We looked back on the video in the changing room and their goal came five minutes and 50 seconds into injury time. That is 50 seconds over what was shown on the board so I don’t know where he (Bull) got that from.

“We are devastated to have conceded so late in the game but we are getting better and improving week after week. We’ll probably sit down in the morning and feel a lot better about this result.”


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