Sunday Mar 31, 2013

Alfreton Town boss Nicky Law was adamant his side had been hard done to in the controversial 2-0 home defeat by Lincoln City on Easter Saturday.

The Reds boss explained his feelings after seeing his side reduced to ten men after just seven minutes.

"It had a lot of bearing on it. You are down to ten men and it's always going to be difficult. Ten against fourteen is difficult.

"I don't like to criticise referees you know, because you get in trouble, but some of the decisions today bemused me. He played a massive part in the game today, unfortunately it was against us.

"To top it off, their second goal, the lad has gone in, he is offside, he walks back, not only does he walk into our player and block him, he actually plays the ball into the lad who scores. They are big decisions.

"Leigh Franks [in the] first half, takes their lad on, goes over, the referee doesn't give the penalty. That's simulation, it's a booking, but it wasn't.
"There were some strange decisions today, but you come to expect it, you come to accept it and you have to unfortunately. It is a hard part of it but you just have to accept that's what you get.

"I thought we worked hard with ten men and possibly deserved something, but fair play to Lincoln, they have gone on a good run and got the momentum. At the minute we don't have it. I thought most parts of the game we looked ok. We don't really if I am honest look a great threat going forward at the moment.

"We have played 83 minutes with ten men having playing on Thursday night but that's how it is and what you have to do and what the lads have done. I feel sorry for them [the players] today because they have had a go today."

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