Whittlesford United manager frustrated by ‘bad decisions’

PUBLISHED: 09:35 24 November 2010

Whittlesford Utd FC vs Hardwick.

Whittlesford.

November 13, 2010.

Photograph by Michael Boyton.

Pic shows: Action from the first half.

Whittlesford Utd FC vs Hardwick. Whittlesford. November 13, 2010. Photograph by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Action from the first half.

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UNITED manager Peter Carter was unhappy with the performance of referee Tim McCreadie after he “lost control” of their ferocious derby with neighbours Great Shelford.

Great Shelford 3 Whittlesford United 1

UNITED manager Peter Carter was unhappy with the performance of referee Tim McCreadie after he “lost control” of their ferocious derby with neighbours Great Shelford.

During the 3-1 defeat on Saturday, player-assistant manager Toby Dawson was given his marching orders after two bookings in the space of a minute, but Carter defended the player and his side.

“The whole team was frustrated because several decisions were very dubious. I thought the referee had a poor game. He wasn’t up to refereeing a local derby like that and lost control of it.”

Darren Newman and Craig Swan also received bookings during what was a bad-tempered match between close rivals.

On the plus side however Mark Johnston found the net for the visitors and United also have a host of games in hand and are still eyeing a top-of-the-table finish.

Carter said: “We finished sixth last year and we want to improve on that, so a top five finish would mean we are going in the right direction.

“We do have a number of games in hand but the stupid thing is in two weeks we have a Saturday off.

“We are desperately trying to get a game rearranged because we do not want a load of fixtures within days of each other come the end of the season.”

Next: This Saturday United host league strugglers Eaton Socon for a 2pm kick off and will be looking for three points.

“There are no easy games in the Kershaw Premier,” added Carter. “This will be a difficult fixture but it is one we can win. The lads have put in a lot of work and some good performances – we just need the points to go with it now.”


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