Penalty decision was `diabolical'
LINCOLN boss Keith Alexander blamed a "diabolical" decision by referee Mike Pike for his side's play-off heartbreak.
"Having just watched the penalty incident on TV I think it's a diabolical decision," he said.
"The referee is two yards away and doesn't give it, but then the linesman does.
"We were two-up and coasting at that point.
"If they hadn't got that goal they would not have got the second.
"In the first half we were magnificent and never looked like conceding.
"My players have been tremendous. We had chances we should have turned into goals and, if we'd scored them, then Huddersfield would not have come back from three down.
"I've been at the club two years now and I don't think we've had a decision go our way in all that time.
"I feel sorry for the supporters who have come a long way. The game hinged on that decision."
Lincoln, beaten by Bournemouth in last year's play-off final, had 3,160 fans in a 19,467 crowd.