Herts Senior County Premier Division Park Street Village 1 Met. Police Bushey 1 PARK Street Village were denied a fantastic win against league leaders Met Police Bushey by a questionable refereeing decision. Village were left fuming after Matt Newman was
Herts Senior County Premier Division
Park Street Village 1 Met. Police Bushey 1
PARK Street Village were denied a fantastic win against league leaders Met Police Bushey by a questionable refereeing decision.
Village were left fuming after Matt Newman was denied a second goal after the referee ruled that the goal was offside despite the linesman saying the goal was 'perfectly legal'.
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After a shaky opening 10 minutes PSV found a footing in the game.
They opened the scoring when a long kick by Tony Kerby was carried on by the swirling wind, and when the Met Police centre half failed to deal with the dropping ball, Matt Newman was on hand to score.
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The hosts were gifted an opportunity to double their lead when they were awarded a penalty. Andy Murphy cut inside their defender and was bought down.
Damon Wright stepped up to take the spot kick but the Met Police 'keeper pulled off a good save.
In the second half PSV thought they'd grabbed a second when Newman scored again but as Village were celebrating and after a long delay the referee ruled the goal out for offside. Boss Ryan Thompson was furious, especially as the linesman wasn't flagging for offside.
The Met Police put the Park Street defence under some sustained pressure and got their equaliser when a free kick deflected off the wall and the follow up shot went into the back of the net with the aid of a deflection off Lee Woodruff.
Thompson was delighted with his players' efforts but admits that the team felt they were robbed of all three points.
"I thought we were brilliant. They're [Met Police] a very good side. They caused us a lot of problems. They'll win the league. They are a top, top team.
"They've got a player called 'Campo' and every time he gets on the ball he worries you.
"Second half I was really pleased.
"You couldn't name a Man of the Match they all played so well. The result is so disappointing.
"The boys were sat in there after one of their best performances and felt like they'd lost."
Speaking of the referee, Thompson said; "He makes the rules up as he goes along. The Met Police were laughing at the decisions. The funny thing is we're friends.
"I think he over compensates because people know we are mates."
Park Street return to action on Saturday when they entertain London Lions at Toulmin Drive. Kick off is at 3pm.
PSV: Kerby, T.Burns, Wright, C.Day, Shackell, A.Burns, Ruck, Woodruff, Murphy, Newman, Hanson. Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Thompson.