SOUTHEND United manager Chris Powell was fuming with the match officials following the Shrimpers’ 4-2 defeat to Barnsley in the second round of the FA Cup.

Blues defender Michael Turner saw what would have been equaliser controversially disallowed in the closing stages.

And Powell could not believe the centre-back’s volley was ruled out.

“We should have got it to 3-3 and without a shadow of a doubt it’s a legitimate goal,” said Powell.

“I asked the officials why it was disallowed and they said the goalscorer was offside.

“They said never about our two lads following in and it should be a goal.

“That was the massive turning point and it’s the point in the game everyone will talk about.

“It looked a bit beyond the officials today because there were so many decisions I could talk about."