'100 per cent not handball'

02 Oct 2017 in News

'100 per cent not handball' '100 per cent not handball'

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."

Photo: (c) Alan Palmer Photography


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