Dyer hits out at officials’ costly decisions

Joe Warner
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STORRINGTON Football Club manager Nigel Dyer blasted two ‘big wrong decisions’ from the officals right at the death which he felt cost his side a point at Eastbourne United on Saturday.

With the scores level in the closing stages, Swans felt aggrieved that first a corner was given, instead of a goal kick, and from that resulting flag-kick, Dyer believed a blatant foul on goalkeeper Jason Downer was missed.

Dyer said: “With a couple of minutes left in the game, we felt the officials made a couple of big, wrong decisions that cost us any points from the game.

“The first was another good cross from the right which this time had a United player and Ian Jarvie going for the ball. The United attacker got the touch towards goal but it went wide, which we thought would be a goal kick and even a couple of their players said so, too.

“The pleas to the ref to tell him fell on deaf ears, then from the resulting corner, Adam Kneller rose to head in from five yards, this was not the problem.

“The second part that we thought the ref got wrong was he did not give a blatant foul on Jason Downer, who was bear-hugged by another United player to stop him coming for the cross.

“We felt a bit aggrieved not to get something out of the game which we thought we deserved.”

Swans started the first half slowly and fell behind after just five minutes as Shaun Loft headed home a corner at the back post.

Swans’ energy and passing was better in the second half and they equalised on 54 minutes when Joe Warner intercepted Kneller’s back header, rounded the keeper and tapped home.

Swans lost 1-0 at home to Mile Oak in the league last night. Dave Marsh headed home the only goal from a corner after 17 minutes.