Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington was “gutted” by the referee’s decisions as his team fell to a 2-1 defeat to Chelmsford on Saturday.
Borough ‘keeper Danny Potter was involved in a collision which knocked him unconscious for eight minutes and requiring oxygen. Referee Carl Brook allowed play to carry on around the floored Potter which enabled Chelmsford to score their opener.
Widdrington said, “I’m gutted. I’ve been body-blown by decisions that I just cannot fathom and it’s doing my head in. I couldn’t ask for more from the boys during the game and we played very well without getting anything out of the game.”
After Chelmsford scored their second goal it pushed the manager over the edge and he was sent to the stands by referee Brook.
“We won’t be taking the complaint any further because there is no point. The guy was believed to be having a good game according to the referee’s assessor. It’s just so frustrating.”
Surprisingly stopper Potter will be between the sticks this Tuesday night for the visit of Boreham Wood at Priory Lane.
“Dan is a big lad and has made his own decision to play. He says his jaw is swollen and swore but he is okay.” Widdrington added.
The club sit four points above the relegation zone with four games to go in the Blue Square
South division. Borough will also be without Chris Shepard who tweaked his hamstring on Saturday and will be out of action for the rest of the season.