Grant McCann: Peterborough boss blames referee 'howlers' for Charlton draw
Peterborough United boss Grant McCann says poor refereeing decisions cost his side victory at Charlton Athletic.
Posh drew 2-2 at the Valley, having been 2-0 up before a 90th minute penalty and an added-time equaliser.
McCann felt his side should have had a penalty when Ahmed Kashi appeared to foul Gwion Edwards after an hour, before Edwards was penalised for fouling Jake Forster-Caskey late on.
"It's an absolute howler of a show from the referee," McCann said.
"He couldn't wait to give them the penalty. It's exactly the same in their box, my man gets absolutely smashed in the box, no penalty, theirs does, penalty.
Peterborough climbed to seventh in the League One table despite the late spot-kick to Charlton, awarded by referee John Brooks, but victory would have put them just four points behind their opponents, instead of six.
McCann told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "We're so frustrated, we should be coming away from here with three points, we should be three points behind in the table, but we're not, we're coming away from Charlton devastated with a point, which shows you the progress we're making.
"The referee's cost us, he really has. There's no blame going to my players, the supporters were tremendous behind the goal, they backed them all the way.
"When my team plays like that we're one of the best teams in the league, and we need to find the consistency of producing that on a weekly basis because we've proved it against the so-called better teams in this league that we're a match for them."