Turner angry with 'wrong decision'

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Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner was left fuming after his side were deprived of victory by what he described as a `blatantly wrong decision` by a linesman.

James Collins' strike put the Shrews on course for only their second win in 20 meetings against Wycombe but the visitors equalised with a hotly disputed goal in the 50th minute when a linesman ruled that Gareth Ainsworth's header had crossed the line.

"We have been robbed by a linesman's decision. He could not possibly have seen the ball cross the line. We had a camera behind the goal and I have looked at the DVD in slow-motion and the ball was not over the line," Turner said.

"It was blatantly not a goal and it is one of the decisions that have gone against us this season. It is a real sickener but it was not the only one.

"James Collins was through and was pulled down on the edge of the area. The referee bottled it because it was a clear foul and the lad should have gone off.

"When you get decisions like that at this stage of the season it is sickening. I think the performance of the officials was disgraceful and I can understand Sir Alex (Ferguson) getting his touchline ban when things like this happen."

Wycombe manager Gary Waddock was delighted with a point against promotion rivals Shrewsbury and put it all down to a change in their training routine.

"At this stage of the season players get used to a set pattern of things so we completely changed it and took them go-karting on Thursday," he said.

"We had a fantastic day and it played a bit part in what we were trying to achieve at Shrewsbury. We also did a few things differently on the trip up here and the players were completely relaxed.

"It was a valuable point for us on the road and if we continued to play like that we won't be far away at the end of the season."

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Gareth Ainsworth
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