FC Halifax Town drew 0-0 at home to Havant & Waterlooville but finished the game with 10 men as midfielder James Berrett was sent off by referee Carl Brook in the first half.
Town boss Jamie Fullarton believed the decision changed the game and he told Shaymen TV following the game,
The referee influenced the game, the role of a referee is to manage a game, but I think he has influenced it today, which changed the course of what we were trying to do. It’s bitterly disappointing as you want the best opportunity to win/lose/draw yourself
I thought it was a freekick and a yellow card, didn’t think it was any more of that. It was no more than a lunge that was on James about 10 minutes earlier. It’s down to interpretation, I don’t know whether it’s the angle the ref is at but your looking for parity.
I spoke to him at half time, I made my thoughts very clear in a respectful way. I asked about the deliberate elbow that the fourth official had seen and reported to him, he decided to discard that. He should have taken advice and he chose not to.
I will have to see the footage again and see whether it’s something we can appeal.
The players performed for over an hour with 10 men. Full credit to them, we are disappointed we haven’t got more than the point, it’s a game we obviously wanted to win.
We had to make a change, we kept two strikers up, but they ran out of legs, so we had to change the approach as we didn’t have the positive changes of the bench that we had in midweek.
We had ½ chances and we limited a team with 11 men o very little chances
We need to score more goals, we had options on Tuesday night, but we have been decimated this week. We had square pegs in round holes this week.
I never felt we were going to lose the game, but we need to do more to win the game.
Watch the full interview on Shaymen TV.
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