Frustrated Stevenage boss Teddy Sheringham slammed referee David Webb after his side’s 2-1 defeat at Mansfield.
The former Manchester United star was left angry after his side had a first half penalty turned down and conceded from a free-kick he felt shouldn’t have been given.
“Was it even a free-kick for their opener? It looked like the lad took a tumble but who knows if it was a free-kick,” he said.
“Our wall has been pushed back to 12 yards and I am not sure why. It is very disappointing to have lost a game when we were playing well in the first half.
“We should have had a penalty in the first half. We had an identical penalty go against us last week and, if that was a penalty, then this was a stonewall penalty,
“Everyone in the ground could see it was handball and it’s very disappointing. We are just not getting the rub of the green at the moment.
“They were dangerous on the break and the second was a sloppy goal to concede from our point of view. It left us with a mountain to climb, but we gave it a go.”
Goals from Chris Clements and debutant James Baxendale capped a fine win for Mansfield to end a run of four without a win.
Stags took the lead when Clements curled a free-kick home from the edge of the box on 42 minutes.
It capped a good first half for Stags which saw Clements and Westcarr go close.
Stevenage’s best chance of the half came when Michael Tonge hit the post with a curling effort from 20 yards.
Tonge wasted a good chance to level when he headed Rohdell Gordon’s corner wide on the hour mark.
Chris Day kept the visitors in it a minute later when he blocked Craig Westcarr’s strike with his legs.
But there was nothing he could do when Baxendale fired a perfectly placed effort past him from 20 yards on 65 minutes.
Armand Gnanduillet hit a consolation goal for the visitors from eight yards with the last kick of the game.