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Bryant disappointed with Referee after Glassy defeat

Sixteenth-placed Shirebrook Town fell to a fifth consecutive defeat in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday after a 1-0 home defeat to Glasshoughton Welfare, who consolidated their tenth place in the Division after the win at Langwith Road, and Swallownest’s narrow home defeat to Parkgate – but after the game, Town’s Manager Gary Bryant felt that his side were denied a clear penalty, writes Colin Muncie.

Ryan Poskitt’s fifteenth-minute penalty for Glassy sealed a three-point haul in front of a crowd of 89 in Nottinghamshire. “I’m disappointed with the officials today,” Gary told the Bootiful Game.

“We deserved a blatant penalty after their ‘keeper dragged our striker back; if it was outside the box, I’m certain the referee would have blown for a foul! We had the better chances – and more of them – but it was a bit of luck we needed and we just didn’t have that.”

Gary is optimistic about the weeks ahead as he takes his side to South Yorkshire for the fundraiser for the mental health Charity, Mind, at Swallownest in midweek. “We had most of the ball for most of the game, but unfortunately couldn’t convert anything,” Gary admitted, “but the lads aren’t disappointed; they know we should have got a point from the game – if not all three.”

“I’m definitely not disheartened by the result,” Gary insisted. “We go again on Tuesday night at Swallownest.”

Swallownest are donating 50% of the gate revenue from Tuesday night’s clash to Sheffield Mind, the mental health Charity. You can also donate on-line at https://sheffieldmind.co.uk/

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