Golcar United joint boss Ash Connor was left to curse his side’s bad luck after a dominant display at home to Campion AFC needed a 90th minute penalty to snatch a point.

The Weavers were denied a goal in the first half when Campion keeper Brad Emmerson fumbled a shot from Dan Naidole. The ball dropped between the keeper’s legs and appeared to cross the line – however the referee didn’t give it.

And in the second half there were furious appeals for a penalty for handball clearly captured on camera by Huddersfield Hub photographer Sean Doyle. But again Golcar were out of luck.

Naidole put Golcar ahead in the 37th minute with a free-kick but two goals in seven minutes at the start of the second half from Kieran Suddards and Marcus Day put the home side on the back foot.

The Weavers never gave up and when Kiero Lawrence was felled in the box in the last minute Naidole was the coolest man on the pitch converting the penalty to make it 2-2.

Handball? It’s not a penalty, according to the referee. Images by: SEAN DOYLE

Connor said: “This was another game where we played really well and were unlucky not to get the three points.

“We had a bad seven minute spell straight after half-time when they scored twice but after that it was all us again and we were camped in their area.”

Connor bemoaned his side’s luck and added: “Every decision seems to go against us but we had a spell like that at the start of last season and we came through it.

“We’re just not getting the rub of the green but we have a good group and we need to stick together and carry on.”

Two-goal Naidole thought he should have had a hat-trick with the one the keeper dropped.

“I’m not sure how the officials didn’t see the ball go a metre over the line,” he said.

“It’s always a nice feeling to score goals, even more of a good feeling to put away the 90th minute penalty. I just wish it was for three points and not just one.

“I knew Campion would be a good side so we expected a tough 90 minutes. Taking the lead and then conceding two at the start of the second half hurt but we kept fighting until the last second which was a positive.

“The way the game went a draw was a good result.”

A minute’s silence was held before the game in memory of seven-year-old Jack Rooke who died after being struck by a car not far from the Skye Direct Stadium.

Images by Huddersfield Hub photographer: SEAN DOYLE