Carlisle United boss Chris Beech admitted he celebrated in front of the fourth official because of his frustration over the amount of added time in the Scunthorpe game.

Beech’s actions after Brennan Dickenson earned a 95th-minute point at Brunton Park were criticised by a number of Blues fans.

The head coach later explained that he was venting his “relief” at the goal – and his belief that more than five minutes should have been added at the end of the 90 minutes because of how Scunthorpe had tried to slow the game down.

Beech, speaking in his post-match interviews, said: “I’ve just been to see the referee.

“I think I was upset at five minutes [being added] – I’d asked for seven or eight minutes.

“I’ve seen a lot of games going into 10-12-15 minutes of added time.

“Scunthorpe are in a great position [when 2-0 up], they’re gonna stay down, get cramp, take time on goal kicks. And quite right, it’s tactics, it’s part of the game.

“So when we scored I celebrated in front of the fourth official [Graham Fyvie]. I was just showing a bit of tension relief really in the fact that we’ve equalised and we’ve done it in the five minutes, because I wanted seven.”