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Alexander questions referee Ilderton following late Doncaster equaliser

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Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander questioned the consistency of referee Eddie Ilderton as his side conceded a 95th minute equaliser against Doncaster Rovers at Glanford Park.

Alexander admitted he was unhappy with the awarding of the free kick which led to the Doncaster goal, which came after the Iron had squandered numerous chances to put the game to bed.

“There were a couple of challenges that I hadn’t seen for 15 years”, Alexander told the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

“If the game is like that and consistent all the way through then not a problem, we will compete on any level.

“But when you are not getting free kicks for some of the challenges and then they get a free kick for their goal at the end.

“Their players was not even asking for that free kick. It was a non-free kick, a non-challenge.

“They take the free kick with a moving ball which he stopped us from doing a couple of minutes before. It was so inconsistent.”

Ilderton also failed to give the Iron a penalty in the first half when Tom Hopper was clearly felled in the box by Doncaster keeper Ian Lawlor- a decision which did not surprise the Iron boss.

“We weren’t going to get it,” he added.

 

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