Steve Evans says he will continue to call out refereeing standards in England after another controversial goal against Stevenage.

Boro were leading 1-0 at Bristol Rovers in League One courtesy of a first-half Jamie Reid strike.

And they were looking likely to go on and claim all three points until Chris Martin scored an outrageous lob seven minutes from time to make it 1-1.

Evans had no problem with that but he was left exasperated by the build-up.

He said: "In simple terms, we’re 1-0 up and we’re quite comfortable but the referee and his assistant give the most ridiculous goal. 

"The boy has come from five, six, seven yards offside, gets onto Dan Butler, handballs it and then Chris Martin does what Chris Martin is capable of. He chips it in from 40 yards. 

"Our goalkeeper has come up the pitch to take the free kick because he thinks it is offside or a foul. 

"He’s another St George’s Park, Championship referee. Championship my knackers. 

"It’s another full-time group led by Kevin Friend and Howard Webb and although Howard has come in, we’re not seeing improvements. 

"Every time we get championship referees who are getting pushed for the Premier League, they are appalling. 

"If that decision is given in a live game, he doesn't referee again for four weeks. 

"I'm afraid with what happens against Derby on Saturday. I'm frightened of who they give us. 

"They’ll give us another big boy who will be controversial and we’ll be moaning again. 

"It sounds as if we're always morning, but... 

"They tell me not to say anything but you don’t shut a boy up from Cambuslang. You don’t shut up a boy who tells the truth. 

"And they don't like it. 

"Mike Riley says to me, ‘Steve, you don't always have to talk about it’.

"Why not? People will talk about Kane Hemmings missing or Piergianni missing two headers that the big man normally scores. 

"They'll talk about all aspects of football but [the officials] are becoming more and more...not good enough."

The decision took away what Evans felt was an excellent showing on the road.

He said: "Let’s talk about the performance. The performance away from home was outstanding. 

"That's a good Bristol Rovers team with huge resources and a good manager but we outplayed them for long spells. 

"We've missed some ridiculous chances to be two or three or four ahead. 

"Kane Hemmings and Carl Piergianni should score and there were a couple of blocks and I don't remember them having a chance."

And one thing the game did show is that in League One, you can't afford to have chances pass you by.

Evans said: "My opening line to the players was not about the goal, because referees make atrocious decisions against Stevenage all the time. 

"My first words was about Kane Hemmings who should make it 2-0 a few minutes into the second-half. 

"It’s as bad a miss as Kane will make because he normally finishes them well. 

"Our skipper normally heads [those crosses] in but he doesn’t. He tries to be too precise. 

"And we made several other good opportunities. 

"We passed it around well and we moved the ball and let’s be honest, there’s one team who deserved to win and one who deserved to lose."