York boss questions role of police in penalty defeat

Rovers' Martin Woods converts his penalty against York. Picture: Andrew Roe

Rovers' Martin Woods converts his penalty against York. Picture: Andrew Roe

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YORK City boss Gary Mills admitted he felt aggrieved at the police’s involvement in Saturday’s penalty shoot-out drama at the Keepmoat Stadium.

According to Mills, it was the police that decided that the shoot-out took place at the South Stand end of the ground - in front of home supporters - rather than the away end.

Mills said: “The police decided that the shoot-out would be taken at the home end.

“I’m not really sure why - I was under the impression that there would be a coin toss.

“We feel a little aggrieved about that but fair play to Doncaster, they took better penalties than we did.

“I thought we did well before the penalties and I couldn’t see them scoring from open play,” he added.

“We’ve got to pick ourselves up for a very big game on Saturday against Wycombe.

“Credit to Doncaster, they kept on going, and good luck to them in the next round.”

Saturday’s penalty drama was the first ever shoot-out to be held at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Chris Brown, Kyle Bennett, Martin Woods and Robbie Blake all held their nerve to earn Rovers a 4-2 win from the spot.