Manager unhappy as 10-men earn replay

Manager Dave Frecklington

Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com
Manager Dave Frecklington Picture: Sarah Washbourn / www.yellowbellyphotos.com

Gainsborough Trinity boss Dave Frecklington was again left upset with the match officials as his side earned an FA Cup third qualifying round goalless draw at Leamington.

Trinity were reduced to 10 men eight minutes from time when Jonathan Wafula received a straight red card for a challenge on Junior English.

Frecklington said: “I am getting bored talking about referees but he was the only one who thought it was a red card. Yet he didn’t see an elbow on our player earlier.

“The officials sp0ilt the game. All the referee wanted to do was blow his whistle.”

Trinity’s loan keeper Henrik Ravas tipped a Colby Bishop shot on to the post in the first-half. The Holy Blues had the better of the second period, but only threatened a winner when Ashley Worsfold’s shot was beaten away.

Frecklington added: “It was a real positive performnace. We were dogged and looked defensively solid.

“Territorially we were dominant, but in the final third the end product was not there for some reason.

“When it is not right at the top end you have to make sure you are right at the bottom end and defensively we were excellent.”