Mills: Charlton Stopper Said Goal Should Have Stood

  • April 20, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Matt Mills was denied a clear goal on his 50th appearance for Bolton, according to Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Ben Hamer.

Wanderers faced the Addicks at The Valley on Good Friday, where they were held to a goalless draw by Jose Riga's struggling side.

In the early stages of the second half, a goalbound header by Mills was acrobatically cleared off the line by Diego Poyet. Despite the best appeals of the visiting players and supporters behind the goal, play was allowed to continue but Mills claims Hamer, his best friend, told him that he thought a goal should have been given.

"Their keeper is my best mate and he said 'I think it was over the line' and Tim Ream was stood right on the goal-line and he said it was a goal, so it's difficult to take," Mills told The Bolton News.

"We don't have the goal-line technology down here (in the Championship) so it was a tough one to call for the linesman but I'd met the header nicely. As soon as I got to it, I thought it had a chance.

"It's a bit more frustrating when you hear from other people that it should have stood. But it didn't count, we got the draw and we move on."

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