It's unacceptable that referees are able to influence games in such a ridiculous manner. Chalking off THREE perfectly good goals and not awarding a certain pen, when you lose to a better team you can sort of accept it but to have a convincing performance embarrassed with the man in the middle INVENTING decisions it's a disgrace. The Chilly goal that nearly took his neck off but was given as handball was worse than shocking, not even their players appealed and the referee was unsighted. What is the point in spending time raising funds, promoting the club, getting the players down for training and turning up for games when the whole ocassion is spoilt by an absolute spanner. DISGUSTED!!!
Not quite Andy 959, take your rose tinted glasses off for a while, firstly your not serious about the player who prodded the first goal being offside, it was more than a yard and the lino disallowed it not the ref, the other two were debateable and the ref gave what he thought was right, we have had many of those decisions go against us, particularly last season, you have to accept the decisions and not make them your excuse, top and bottom line Esh defended well and broke well from the back, you sometimes get them games when you dont always get what you feel you should have done, but your lot blamed the referee instead of making a distinct impression on the game and making possession pay, you failed in that respect and came away empty handed but to blame the referee is crass and tantamount to avoiding the truth!
I think you lot will be there or there abouts but believe me there will be more experiences like last night, try not to blame the ref for your own shortcomings, thats why you heard little umbrage from our players towards the ref, been like that all this season, a single booking is the evidence to that fact.
Good luck for rest of season, except when you visit 'God's Little Acre'
Our shortcomings were largely due to the Reffing decisions, especailly in the first half. I agree the first was off side, but the second and third no-goals were very debatable to say the least, there was nothing wrong with Chilli header, and had that stood it would have put a totally different complexity on the second half. I didnt see the penalty appeal, but according to all the fans behind the goal, it was a stone waller !!
I quite understand your defence of the Referee, you got out of jail with dodgey decisions and a spectacular own goal. Other than that Esh would have come away with nothing, and couldnt have complained.