The ArgusGregory claims Crawley were denied a "blatant" penalty (From The Argus)

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Gregory claims Crawley were denied a "blatant" penalty

The Argus: John Gregory on the touchline at Swindon tonight. Picture by James Boardman John Gregory on the touchline at Swindon tonight. Picture by James Boardman

Boss John Gregory felt Crawley were denied a "blatant" penalty as they drew 1-1 at Swindon Town.

Jamie Proctor went down as he turned inside Darren Ward in the first half but referee Steve Rushton waved away Crawley's appeals for a spot-kick.

Swindon went on to take the lead just after the interval courtesy of an own goal from Joe Walsh before Matt Tubbs grabbed an equaliser with ten minutes to go.

Gregory claimed Reds deserved at least a point and felt they might have got more had they been given the opportunity to get their noses ahead from the penalty spot.

He said: "I think even the Swindon fans felt it was a penalty. I spoke to a few of them after the game and they admitted they were lucky to get away with it.

"It was even more blatant than the one we didn't get a Walsall on Saturday when Josh Simpson was fouled. I couldn't believe it wasn't given.

"It was disappointing because we felt we had done enough to be ahead at half-time. We then fell behind to a very sloppy goal but we showed amazing resilience to fight back and get a point.

"It's been a pretty good couple of away matches against top quality opposition (Walsall and Swindon) so we are delighted to get something out of the game and we certainly deserved it."

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