Cottesmore boss blaims ref for costing his side points

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Cottesmore Amateurs joint boss Gary Drake cut a frustrated figure after Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Sileby Town.

The defeat ended a three match unbeaten but it was the manner of Cottesmore’s defeat that Drake found most annoying.

“I don’t like to blame officials but two massive decisions were wrong,” said Drake. “The first was a penalty which even the opposition manager called a joke, and then their second goal was offside.”

Cottesmore had played some of their best football of the season in the first half but failed to convert their chances with Andre Fontoura having a great chance in the first minute.

The closest amateurs came in the second half was with long range efforts from Drake and Ian Harrison with the goalkeeper making a great save to deny Harrison.

Drake added: “We have players more than capable of beating anyone in the league but we are inconsistent. I will be having a long hard think about ways in which I can get the best out of each player.”

Cottesmore are at home in the reverse fixture on Saturday.

Cottesmore: King, Pawley, Shaw, Teare, Mckay, Fontoura, Smith (Drake) Harrison, Gordon (Mckay) Panter, Stannard (Brown). Unused subs: Lewin, Giblin.