Any prospective trick or treaters choosing to wear a referee’s outfit tonight should avoid ringing the doorbell at Stocks Towers near Swallownest. The Rotherham Road club fell to a single-goal defeat in their Toolstation NCEL Division One encounter at Selby Town leaving Manager Jordan angry and frustrated, and he struggled to contain his exasperation when he gave his debrief to the Bootiful Game, writes Colin Muncie.
A crowd of 103 at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium saw Carl Stewart’s goal on 50 minutes decide the destination of the three points, moving Selby up to fifth in the table and leaving Swallownest in fifteenth.
An unusually furious Jordan told us immediately after a disappointing evening, “I’m not going to dwell on the subject. We deserved a point out of the game, but at the minute the officiating is a complete and utter joke. The three today should be ashamed to demand money for what I saw. I’ve read articles in which other managers want us to respect the officials and so forth – but they have to earn that respect by doing the job they are paid for. At the minute I’ve not come across one yet that does and they are ruining the game. Tonight’s penalty decision sums it up.”
“The referee tonight must have mistaken it as Halloween – instead of a competitive game that means something.”