NEAL Ardley felt his side were denied a stonewall penalty as they were dumped out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy by Brentford.
Goals from Jim Fenlon, George Francomb and Peter Sweeney weren't enough to prevent the Dons losing 5-3 at Griffin Park
However, boss Ardley believes the visitors should've been awarded a spot-kick at the beginning of the second-half when George Porter was upended in the box, with the Bees leading 1-0.
And he blasted referee Lee Collins afterwards for a decision he felt cost his side the game.
“That was probably the turning point,” fumed Ardley.
“I saw it at the time and felt it was [a penalty]. I said to the ref already I felt it was very one-sided until then and that was the natural decision he was going to make.
“I don't normally criticise refs but I've told him my opinion and he said he'll look at it.
“That 10 minute spell in the second period changed the game. We've gone from having a chance of making it 1-1 to being 3-0 down five minutes later.
“As the game wore on they were ruthless with their finishing but we kept going and salvaged some pride.”
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