Stevenage’s Jack King believes disallowed goal should have stood as Boro exit FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 13:57 17 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:03 17 January 2018

Jack King in the match against Coventry City. Picture: Danny Loo

Jack King in the match against Coventry City. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Stevenage defender Jack King was left aggrieved by Matt Godden’s disallowed goal as Boro exited the FA Cup at the hands of Reading.

Darren Sarll’s side fell to a 3-0 defeat in the third-round replay at the Madejski, with King finding the defeat a tough one to take.

He told CometSport: “It’s tough, especially in the manner we lost.

“We started brightly and we had good chances, but if you don’t take those chances you’ll get punished against a better side.

“We’ve had a look at the disallowed goal and it’s not offside.

“It’s a tough one because the shirts were very similar and the player that was playing Matty on was blocked on the linesman’s side.

“We feel a big aggrieved by that but we still had equally good chances in the first-half and again in the second to score three or four goals and we haven’t done it.

Stevenage had plenty of chances against the Royals but couldn’t find the net and the away side were punished by Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, with the Icelandic international scoring a hat-trick.

King believes Boro’s inability to take their chances cost them.

“We are feeling a little bit down because we don’t feel we played as well as we should have,” he said.

“When you create chances and don’t take them you are going to struggle to win a game against any team.

“That was the case tonight.

“They were fairly ruthless with their chances, they put two quick fire goals in before half time and it knocks the stuffing out of you.

“We responded in the second-half and again we created more chances. We were pushing for that goal but it wasn’t to be.”

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