Braintree Town manager Danny Cowley said he has had no contact from any staff or club officials from Guiseley in the aftermath of his team’s controversial trip to Nethermoor on Saturday.

The Vanarama National League game between the two ended in accrimony after the hosts scored an equalising goal in the process of returning the ball after it had been put out so an Iron player could receive treatment for an injury.

While it was a technically legitimate goal, Braintree felt it was an unsporting one, but Guiseley then refused to offer a walk-in goal for the visitors that the Iron felt would redress the balance and restore the one-goal lead they had held before the incident.

As well as the goal causing bad blood in the remaining 15 minutes of the game between the two sides, Cowley was critical of Guiseley’s stance in his post-match interviews and there has since been a flood of support for the Essex side on social media.

The Braintree boss admitted that he hoped Guiseley manager Mark Bower or someone from the club would have made contact after reviewing footage of the incident, but as of Monday lunchtime, he had received none.

Cowley said: “We were disappointed with their reactions on the day and the decisions that they made, but then more so since as they have not apologised or said anything to us since.

“I think it was pretty conclusive that there had been an error of judgement in the heat of the moment and while we were disappointed with that, you can understand it a bit because it was in the heat of the moment.

“But we’ve had no contact from them since and that has left us a little disappointed.

“However, it’s important that we draw a line under it now while still carrying on the emotion to fire us up for coming games.”

The first of those will be as Braintree host Kidderminster Harriers at the Avanti Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 7.45pm).

Cowley added: “We have to make sure that the emotion and strength we gain from any sense of injustice is worth more to us than the two points that we dropped from that game.”

However, the Braintree boss said he had been heartened by the support he and his players had received from elsewhere within football across the country.

He said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had from the footballing community.

“It has been unbelieveable.

“I was told that we were trending third on Twitter across the whole country at one stage on Saturday evening so the support has been marvellous.

“We are a small club with a small fanbase, but hopefully we can attract a few more with the goodwill we’ve been shown.”