02 Oct 2017 in News
Jason Field on Boston Town's FA Cup heartbreak
Boston Town skipper Jason Field is adamant he didn't handle the ball for Hyde's gut-wrenching winning penalty.
He was visibly upset after being sent off by referee Sarah Garratt and conceding the spot-kick which gave the visitors a 3-2 win.
Field told BBC Radio Lincolnshire it was "100 per cent" not handball - and many onlookers agreed that he appeared to block the goalbound shot with his chest.
"I know I was the last man, I know the risks of what was going to happen, so I put my hands behind my back and made sure I didn't handle it," he said.
"The referee's obviously given it and in that situation, at that time, you've got to be 100 per cent and I know she wasn't 100 per cent.
"When I know 100 per cent that I didn't handball it, I know how important it was and that cost us the game, I wasn't very happy at all."
Field felt Garratt, who refereed the Women's FA Cup Final last year, had a good game overall.
But he added: "Obviously it's a kick in the teeth, especially for myself, it's my second red card now in two games, and it's a hard one for the boys to swallow as well.
"I thought it was a very even game, in spells we dominated, created chances. All in all we deserved something out of the game."
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