OXFORD United's Gino van Kessel was adamant referee Nicholas Kinseley made the correct decision in not awarding Shrewsbury Town the opening goal.

Stefan Payne cancelled out the forward's strike with seven minutes to go as the side's drew 1-1 at the Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League One.

But the Shrews thought they had taken the lead on 65 minutes, when former U's loanee Carlton Morris's lobbed effort came back off the crossbar and bounced back into play after hitting the line.

Much to the relief of the hosts, the visitors protests were waved away and van Kessel thought it was the correct decision.

He said:"I was in the middle of the pitch, but pretty sure the ball didn’t go over the line.

"He chipped the ball ten metres in the air, then it came off the ground, hit the crossbar and it went back onto the pitch.

"So for me it is impossible to see this as a goal."

Kinseley also waved away two penalty shouts in the first half - one on United's Mike Williamson and then seconds later, Ricardinho looked to get away with a foul on Shrewsbury's Shaun Whalley.

U's midfielder Ryan Ledson said: "I thought it was a penalty for us on Mike Williamson.

"The referee has obviously not given that one, so he can’t give the other one - two similar decisions."