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Slow start and Ref Blunder costs United Dear

Slow start and Ref Blunder costs United Dear

By James Benfold
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United went down 4-1 at fellow struggles Oughtibridge

United got off to a poor start and found themselves 2 down after only 12 minutes after seemingly not shaking the cobwebs out after the journey over to the ground. On 30 minutes the arrears were reduced after a terrific volley from Josh Whittaker to leave the interval score at 2-1. Unfortunately it was ref blunder that helped restore the 2 goal advantage, the man in black somehow gave a corner after a sliced shot by a home player claiming he saw a deflection. Despite that wrong decision the ref could not be blamed for the bad defending from the corner, a short corner saw 2 against 1 before a home player raced towards goal and he curled the ball home to make it 3-1. A 4th goal soon followed as United never really recovered from the injustice of the earlier corner decision .

The afternoon might have got worse when Tony Mullen might have seen red for a robust challenge which only got a yellow though Tony himself was the victim of a similar challenge for which he didn't even get a free kick. All in all an afternoon to forget.
Oughtibridge WMFC 4-1 United

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Sat 13, Apr 2019




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Oughtibridge WMSC
Denaby United