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Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh felt Peterborough United's equaliser was offside

Justin Edinburgh felt the Gills were robbed of victory at Peterborough.

A last-minute goal for Peterborough was scored by Jon Taylor but his team-mate Ricardo Almeida Santos was in an offside position when Marcus Maddison crossed.

Posh defender Santos didn’t touch the ball but new rules this season say no contact has to be made for a player to be offside, if his action affects play.

Gills boss Justin Edinburgh Picture: Barry Goodwin
Gills boss Justin Edinburgh Picture: Barry Goodwin

Santos’ movement was enough to put keeper Stuart Nelson off and Gills boss Edinburgh wasn’t happy.

“The goal was offside and it shouldn’t stand,” Edinburgh said.

“They have introduced the new rule but are perhaps not sticking to it.

“Whether or not Peterborough deserved something out of the game, the goal shouldn’t stand.”

Edinburgh approached referee Keith Stroud and his assistants on the pitch after the game but left it there.

“There is no point (talking to him) because he won’t admit his error,” said Edinburgh.

“They will go away, reflect and hopefully watch the DVD and realise the mistake. But the linesman has got to help him.

“He has clearly made an effort to go towards the ball and straight away the flag needs to go up, it’s offside. The rule has been simplified but it seems to have confused some people.”

Despite the disappointment of conceding late in the game the Gills boss felt his side got better as the game wore on.

He said: “We didn’t start particularly well, we looked a little jaded, but we grew into it second half and probably had the better chance with Luke Norris, having one that skimmed off the post and one hit the crossbar.

“I imagine their manager will think that it was probably their best performance of the season and that they deserved something out of it.”

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