Article: Strange game - Oldham 0 Millwall 1 - 23.01.10 by Ken Uppnauf
Football League One - KO 15:00
Oldham 0 (0) - 1(0) Millwall
Harris 57 (p)
At Boundary Park on 23-01-2010
Oldham: Brill ,Gregan ,Hazell ,Jacobson ,Goodwin ,Taylor ,Furman ,Stephens ,Parker (Eaves ,84 ) ,Smalley ,Abbott (Brooke ,70)Subs not used: Whitaker,Lee,Black,Ollerenshaw,Marrow,
Millwall: Forde ,Robinson ,Smith ,Craig ,Darren Ward ,Trotter ,Abdou ,Martin ,Schofield ,Harris (Grabban ,59(Price ,83 )) ,Morison Subs not used Barron,Sullivan,Fuseini,Laird,Dunne,
Bookings: Gregan (Oldham) Craig ,Darren Ward ,Martin ,Morison ,Schofield ,Smith (Millwall)
Referee: A Haines (Tyne & Wear)
Having seen the FL programme, there is no question that it was a penalty. The only thing odd in my mind is how the ref did not give it originally! While the camera follows the play we do not see what happens next (with Gregan throttling Morison), but it is absolutley clear that Gregan wrestles Morison to the floor when we were attacking in the first place. It was the right decision....perhaps for the wrong reasons though!
Didn't see them clash in our attack at the time so couldn't fathom why Gregan lost it after. But it was a nailed on pen even for just the second throttling attempt.
Hoping that bit is on some highlights - maybe the regional version.
Last edited by Ken Uppnauff; 24-01-2010 at 07:54 PM.
Morison was on the floor holding his head having been fouled by Gregan. The play moved up the pitch and as Gregan jogged past Morison he put his foot out and tripped Gregan up. That's why he turned around and started to throttle him. The ref didn't see it and it looked like the lino was going to ignore it until Harris had a go at him and he then decided to raise his flag.