01:00PM, Thursday 07 March 2019
Flackwell Heath were let down by officiating in last Saturday’s defeat to Binfield says manager Marcus Richardson.
The Heathens were on the end of a narrow 2-1 defeat but Richardson believes the result could have been very different.
“It was disappointing – but I thought the referee bottled it,” Richardson said.
“If he stood his ground I think it would have been a different outcome.”
“I had a little reflection on the game and if he sent their player off when he went through my player going one on one it might have been a different game.”
But despite that Richardson admitted his side haven’t been at the races recently in the league and Saturday’s game was another disappointing result.
“We haven’t been the best recently – our recent results show that.” Added Richardson
“We missed a penalty to go one nil up and if you don’t take your chances and let the other team stay in the game they’ll take their chances.”
It was yet more frustration for the Heathens on Tuesday night, as just seven minutes into their game with Windsor FC a floodlight failure saw the game abandoned.
“It was frustrating to be honest – I swapped the squad around to give the fringe players a run in the league.” Richardson said.
“They deserved it because they have been playing well in the cup and I thought I’d give them a chance against better opposition.”
The Heathens will be looking to put recent results behind them as they travel to face a tough Bishops Cleeve’s test this Saturday at 3pm.
Referee ‘bottled it’ but Heathen’s manager Marcus Richardson admits his side weren’t at their best.
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