Josh Thompson admitted he was left bewildered after having a goal disallowed in Colchester United’s 1-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.

Thompson thought that he had scored his first-ever U’s goal after nodding in Brian Wilson’s free-kick just before half-time, at the Keepmoat Stadium.

However, referee Richard Clark chalked off the effort, after spotting a push by U’s midfielder Anthony Wordsworth on Rovers defender Jamie McCombe in the box.

Colchester went on to lose the game, after David Cotterill struck an excellent winner in the closing stages.

Thompson said: “I thought it was a goal – only the referee knows on that one.

“I asked the referee if it was anything to do with me and he said no, it was behind me."

For more on this story and a full match report, pictures and more reaction to Colchester's defeat at Doncaster Rovers, see Monday's Gazette.