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Paul Hurst Post Doncaster Rovers

20 January 2018

Hurst looks back on Doncaster draw

Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst questioned the decision to allow Doncaster’s second goal, which he felt hadn’t gone over the line before there was a push on Dean Henderson.

Town dominated the first 55 minutes, scoring twice from corners, but Baudry got one back before the controversial equaliser 14 minutes from time.

Paul was pleased with his side’s performance and felt his side were unlucky not to take all three points.

“It was a very good performance from the players”, said Hurst.

“We looked a good side that’s been in form, unbeaten and remain so after today. It’s about goals and small margins and we seemed to come out on the wrong side of a bit of bad luck, certainly a very controversial decision, which means we haven’t take all three going today.”

The controversial incident took place when Dean Henderson gathered a deep cross under his goal line and Hurst gave his thoughts on what had taken place.

“Hand on heart there’s not one definitive piece of footage that says that it’s definitely not over the line”, admitted Paul

“But, I’ve had various people tell me that a photographer’s got footage that shows it wasn’t over the line and from the footage I’ve seen it doesn’t look like it is until one of the Doncaster Rovers players makes contact with Dean and gives him a little shove.

“It’s not until that point that the linesman seems to flag and if that’s the case then it’s a foul. If he’s given it before that then my feeling on it from what I can see is that it’s not a goal, so that’s hard to take.

“The first goal we have to look at ourselves. We don’t make a good first header, then Dean slips, which isn’t his fault but it means that we don’t get to the ball first and they get a soft goal, which gives them that bit of belief and hope that they can salvage something from the game.”

However, Paul didn’t want to be too downbeat and he was pleased with how his players performed.

“I thought there was a lot of good individual performances”, Hurst continued.

“I thought Luke Hendrie was excellent on the ball for us, showed a lot of composure, confidence and there were quite a few others that I thought had good afternoons.”

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