JAMES Henry was disappointed not to finish with a hat-trick – but felt his disallowed goal gave Oxford United the platform to take something from their clash with Peterborough United.

The midfielder scored two equalisers, the second of which came via an 88th-minute penalty, in a 2-2 draw at London Road.

A point looked unlikely as United were second best early on, with Ivan Toney putting the hosts in front.

It took the visitors almost half an hour to threaten, when Henry turned in Marcus Browne’s cross, but after a long delay, it was ruled out for offside.

While it was harsh on United, they came into the game after the incident.

Henry said: “I’ve seen it back once and if I’m off it’s fractional.

“Nine times out of ten the forward gets the benefit of the doubt there.

“I’m a little bit disappointed it’s not a hat-trick.

“Things like that can swing a game on its head.

“We got a foothold in the game then and probably didn’t want half-time.”

He added: “It’s a great result to come to Peterborough, pick up a point and probably be a bit disappointed we didn’t come away with all three.”

Although United are still waiting for their first away win in Sky Bet League One, the result against a side fourth in the table buoyed boss Karl Robinson.

He said: “It’s a difficult place to play and you know they are going to be in the top-six this year.

“But if you came down and didn’t know what was going on you wouldn’t think there was a gulf between the teams.

“We’ve come a long way in a short period of time.”