DANNY SCHOFIELD vowed today: "I'm not a cheat!"
The skilful wingman was booked for diving for the third time this season when he felt he should have had a penalty in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Gillingham which leaves Town third in the League I standings.
Schofield denies the charge and manager Peter Jackson - who has a big injury worry over Andy Booth for the run-in - backs his No11 to the hilt.
Schofield said: "It seems to be a recurring thing now with me getting fouled and not getting penalties - it's really disappointing.
"My touch was a bit too heavy, but I've knocked the ball past the keeper and he's put his arms out and taken my foot. I've gone down because of that and it's a penalty, a stonewall penalty.
"I'm not a diver and I'm not a cheat.
"If I've got the chance to score a goal for the team or set one up, why am I going to dive?
"I had a word with the referee after the game and I just told him to watch the video.
"He told me I had to tell the truth - well, the keeper's stuck his arms out and taken my foot.
"I'm really disappointed about the decision and the booking, but you've just got to get on with things."
Jackson - pictured in disconsolate mood at the final whistle - also feels it was a crucial decision against Town, whose Reserves are at home to Stoke in the Pontin's League tonight (7.00).
"I thought the keeper made contact and it was a penalty, and Danny confirmed the keeper caught him," said Jackson, who lost keeper Phil Senior to a back injury in the warm-up.
"I know this has happened with Danny before, but he's an honest lad and he's not a diver. These decisions just aren't going with him or us."
On Booth's hamstring injury, Jacko added: "It's a worry for us, of course it is at this stage of the season.
"We still don't know the exact extent of it and how long he's going to be out, but it could be a number of weeks."