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'Crazy' Decision Frustrates Mee

29 September 2012

Defender Ben Mee disappointed first career goal doesn't bring a win.

Ben Mee was left to rue a ‘crazy’ moment and a second-half lapse as the first goal of his career was not enough to help Burnley secure a third home league win of the season.
Headers from Mee and Charlie Austin gave the Clarets a 2-1 half-time lead as they looked to kill off a Millwall side which had won on its last two visits at Turf Moor.
But a controversial decision to disallow a Junior Stanislas effort for an offside decision against Martin Paterson long after the ball had gone in rocked Burnley back on their heels.
“It’s disappointing. On another day we could have been 3-1 up and game over but I don’t know what the referee was thinking of,” said Mee.
“It was a bit crazy. I don’t know how you can go back on that. It was strange and I’ve never seen anything like it before.
“We had to re-group and get our heads back on the game but we conceded a late goal, which was disappointing.”

Ben Mee heads home Burnley's equaliser

Mee powerfully nodded home a Stanislas corner and Austin moved to 11 goals for the season with a stunning header after Liam Trotter had given the Lions an early lead.
But after Burnley were denied two seemingly obvious penalties for handball offences and then left further frustrated by the officials and Darius Henderson’s injury-time leveler, Mee is looking to gain compensation against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night.
“I was delighted with the goal. I went close last week and I said it was coming, so it was nice to get on the scoresheet,” added the Clarets’ defender.
“After their first goal we bossed the game for the whole of the first half.
“We had chances, Chas scored a great goal and when we got 2-1 ahead I thought we would go on and score a few more, but it didn’t happen.
 “It was a good first half but we didn’t come out in the second half and build on it and we paid the price.
“But we will come back again and hopefully put on a good performance on Tuesday night. We want to win these last two games before the international break.”

The Clarets are denied a decisive third 'goal'



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