Lincoln City receive apology for contentious Peterborough penalty decision

Lincoln City have apologized for the controversial penalty they received in Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Peterborough United.

The Imps were denied a chance to begin the battle for automatic promotion into the final week of the season when Anthony Scully was incredibly convicted of fouling Sammie Szmodics deep in stoppage time on London Road.

Jonson Clarke-Harris hit on the spot to secure a top-two spot for Posh

Imps CEO Liam Scully contacted EFL chief referee Mike Jones about the decision immediately after the game. Jones promised to watch the incident, with the imps receiving an apology for the decision from referee John Busby.

Ahead of Tuesday’s game at Charlton Athletic, manager Michael Appleton said, “I had a conversation with Liam. I think he would have had a conversation with him [Jones] yesterday morning again.

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“Basically, they apologize for the decision. I am not suprised. I think it was one of them, it was so horrible, all they could do was apologize. It does not change anything. It wasn’t a good day for the referee. It wasn’t a good day for us as a club.

“We will continue. There is another opportunity for us very soon [in the play-offs]. We just have to make sure we are in the right mood. “

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