Winterton Rangers are still setting the pace in Toolstation NCEL Division One, but they have now been joined by Nostell Miners Welfare on 24 points after an outrageous added time winner gave dangerous Selby Town all three points in a 2-1 win over Rangers at West Street yesterday –and Winterton Manager Rob Watson felt that the officiating partly contributed to a disappointing outcome from his perspective, writes Colin Muncie.
Seventh-placed Selby stunned many in the crowd of 89 in Scunthorpe with a second-minute opener for the Robins, but Liam Nelthorpe had Winterton level three minutes before the break. With time ticking down and a draw looking inevitable, Selby substitute Charlie Clamp scored with a prodigious lob from distance to clinch a fine way win for Selby.
Rob told the Bootiful Game that an early dismissal hadn’t helped his side’s cause. “I’m really disappointed with the result, and the manner of it” he said “We were- stupidly- down to ten men again after fifteen minutes but did everything to come back into the game. Selby were always a tough enough challenge with 11 men on the pitch”
Rob felt that both sides were affected by refereeing decisions and he attributed some of the problems to inexperience “I won’t discredit an opposition win” he said, “but I was disgusted with the referee today. Young kids shouldn’t be reffing at this level. To play eight minutes of added time and make countless poor decisions for both teams that just wanted to play. The assessors must do something to sort this”.
“We’ll go again Saturday and we are still top -which is the only positive at the moment”.