Two pivotal decisions in Stevenage's draw with Carlisle United should have gone their way - after confirmation from referee bosses.

Boro were held to a 2-2 draw at home to the Cumbrians last week, leaving manager Steve Evans very annoyed and frustrated.

However, the Boro boss has revealed that PGMOL has confirmed Carlisle's first goal should have been given as offside while a Carl Piergianni effort three minutes from the end of the 90, ruled out by the assistant's flag, was also erroneous.

Evans said: "It was a huge opportunity to get three points lost. 

"The performance was largely dominating and I think it was only Paul Simpson that saw it in a different way. 

"But if you’re Simmo, you're delighted with the response you get from your players. They dug in and I’ve had teams that have done that and got a point. 

"But from our point of view, we dominated the game and missed a host of chances. 

"We thought we’d moved on from it but we’d obviously registered our thoughts with the EFL and PGMOL and they've come back and confirmed what we thought. 

"The first goal for Carlisle was offside and they've come back and said that Carl Piergianni’s goal should stand. 

"Our young secretary, young James, who's only been with us perhaps seven or eight months, he’s now saying that’s the 10th or 11th time he’s had that type of e-mail to say that we were right. 

"All we ask the officials to do is get the big decisions right and they got it wrong.

"I mean the assistant referee didn’t mean to get them wrong, it’s not the referee, he only goes with the flag or what comes from the voice in his ear. 

"But the Piergianni goal was hard to take because he looked clearly on-side and four minutes later we're drawing a game we should be winning 3-1. 

"So that's why I was annoyed but that annoyance has gone. 

"And the honesty and integrity you get from the head of referees and people like Howard Webb is that they will learn from it and they will coach people to make their system better. 

"That’s all we can ask because it is a very tough call at times."