It’s been a season of firsts for the Bootiful Game magazine! We racked up another one last night when we received our first-ever post-match assessment BEFORE the final whistle had even blown! Having been dismissed from the technical area at Bradley Road, Nostell Miners Welfare Joint Manager Jason Dodsworth gave us his verdict on his eighteenth-placed side’s 6-0 loss to second placed Grimsby Borough in Toolstation NCEL Division One– and hot on the heels of our weekend article which gave our officials a chance to describe their side of the argument, Jason, having clearly given it a miss, provided a withering appraisal of last night’s referee, writes Colin Muncie.
Luke Mascall put the Wilderness Boys in front on 35 minutes and Adam Drury doubled that advantage on (37) to send Borough in two goals to the good at the break, in front of 85 spectators at the BRDC. The promotion hopefuls piled on the agony after the interval, through Jack Bradbury (68), Josh Venney (74) Bradbury (85) and Mascall (90 minutes).
An infuriated Jason had no arguments about the result as he spoke to us from the stands. “Yes, I’ve been sent off and I’ll give you the report now” he conceded. “It’s been a really poor show from us tonight -once again. We don’t seem to learn from our mistakes from previous games. However we were beaten by a much better team, so I’ve no complaints about that.”
Jason then trained his anger on the man in the middle. “However” he raged “when you when you travel a 154 mile round trip to have a referee that’s totally incompetent in refereeing the game ,then I’m afraid it makes you wonder if it’s worth it. Some of the decisions were absolutely ridiculous; and then to see them laugh about it when questioned…well, I’m afraid that it really winds you up- and that led to me being removed from the dugout”
“Credit to Grimsby-they’re a quality outfit, and from what I’ve seen, I think they will be promoted this season”.