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Hindley has his say on officials after late controversial winner

Behind at the break to Joe Wood’s 40th-minute opener front of a crowd of 85 at the Welfare Ground, Rossington hit back in the second half though Declan Howe (62minutes) and Lee Holmes (85) – a goal surround by controversy.

Main manager Ryan Hindley was pleased with the win, “It was a game of two halves. I thought in the first half we couldn’t live with them for twenty minutes. They’ve got some very, very good individuals. Jason and his team are building a very good squad there. I think it’s one of those that, when it clicks, they’ll potentially take some stopping. But we dug in.

“We were probably lucky to come in 1-0 down but, if you ask any manager, 1-0’s not a great score and I said to the boys just change a couple of things. We’ve worked in training on shape. They didn’t execute the game plan first half but in the second half they did.

“I’m sure Jason and I’m sure anyone in the ground would say we thoroughly deserved to get something from the game and happily we got three points and it’s what the lads deserved because they were relentless yesterday. They had to work very, very hard to get that result and anybody who beats Nostell will have to work very hard to get any result against a team as good as they are.

An 85th minute goal from star striker Holmes from close distance had a distinct hint of a handball, “You know me, I didn’t see it… I was just telling the subs to get warmed up, before I know it, the ball’s in the back of the net. If it’s handball I can only apologise but the fact is we’ve got three points and, like I said to Jason, it evens itself out over the season.

“You get some decisions that don’t go your way and you get some that do and sometimes you’re lucky. Either way, my lads deserved something from that game and we did.

“Sometimes they are controversial goals.

“Sometimes you do get officials that maybe aren’t ready for that level and I will stick up for Jason in that part. I thought the officials yesterday were very, very poor for both teams and something’s got to change.

“It’s got to change quickly because people lose their jobs, people lose points, people lose promotion, people get relegated through some really, really poor decisions.

“I thought I know it’s difficult and I will stick up for them. We don’t have a game without officials but I just want them to be better at their job. It’s getting ever more difficult to go through a game without something controversial happening. And it is a game. It’s ninety minutes.

“There are always going to be things that happen where people don’t agree with it but it’s the consistency. It’s constantly bad and something needs to be done about it.

“Things are said but, as I’ve said before, they need to find a new hobby or do something different because the assessors probably want sacking as well! That’s how strongly I feel about it! And that’s me… I’ve got three points through a bad decision, so people are saying.

“I can only look after what I can look after. At this minute we’re four games unbeaten, we’re looking solid and we’re getting to something like I’d expect us to be.”

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