Wilson aggrieved at penalty decision

But winger says he’s enjoying some of the best form of his career

IN-FORM Boro winger Lawrie Wilson is adamant referee Geoff Eltringham got the decision wrong to award Stockport a penalty for their first goal on Saturday.

Stevenage were a goal up when Eltringham deemed Wilson to have handled inside the area and awarded a penalty to the home side shortly after Mark Roberts’ second half opener.

However, Wilson claims that, not only did the ball strike him on the side of the face following Danny Rowe’s left-wing cross, he was also standing outside the area when Eltringham deemed the offence to have taken place.

Greg Tansey’s conversion from the spot proved to be the catalyst that swung the tide of the match in favour of the home team, and in the end Boro had to rely on Wilson’s 90th minute strike to salvage a 2-2 draw.


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“I was outside the box and it hit the side of my face, but these decisions go against you sometimes,” said Wilson.

“Obviously it’s really disappointing to come here and end up going home with a draw. We’ve been on a good run lately but we’ve got to pick ourselves up now and go again next week.

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“It’s always nice to score but the end result is always the main goal so we’re all really disappointed to come away with just the draw.”

Despite his downbeat persona after the match, Wilson believes he is playing some of the best football of his career and he hopes to continue his form and help Boro cement their place in the play-offs come the end of the season.

He added: “Yeah it’s definitely been (one of the best periods of his career). Obviously I’ve played the majority of the season which is nice and to be getting some goals tops it off really, so hopefully I can keep it going.

“We definitely kick on at this time of the season and everyone is ready to go. We work ever so hard every day in training and every player works towards this stage of the season, where some teams may take their foot off the gas but we most definitely put ours down.”

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