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Owls rue disallowed goal

17 January 2015

  • Bolton beat Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough
  • But the Owls had a goal ruled out for offside
  • Both managers say goal should have stood

Stuart Gray rued the late decision to chalk off what would have been a deserved equaliser for the Owls against Bolton.

Stevie May appeared to have salvaged a point after following in a Atdhe Nuhiu effort that struck the crossbar only to see his effort ruled out for offside.

And both managers were in agreement that the goal should have stood.

Gray said: “Stevie May is a centre forward, he’s checked his run and he’s actually behind his man when Atdhe shoots.

“It’s disappointing because decisions like that are costly and we haven’t got the decision today.

“I’m told Neil agrees that Stevie was onside but that doesn’t make me feel any better because we have nothing from the game.”

Ultimately, Gray pointed to the poor start that cost his side the points.

Bolton raced into a 2-0 lead that stemmed from what Gray said was lax defending more than anything else:

“You can’t give a team like Bolton a two-goal start and we started very poorly. We got punished and that’s what will happen at this level.

“We got caught in possession and the next thing we concede.

“But credit to the players after that start, they had a right good go and should have taken something from the game.

“We went down to ten men and it was harsh on Sam Hutchinson because we feel he got the ball.

“It’s hard enough playing a team in the Championship with 11 men, never mind ten.”

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