DEEPING Sports waved a farcical goodbye to the Lincs Junior Cup.
A 150-mile plus round trip, a barely playable pitch and a goal that never was all made it a day to forget for boss Simon Dethick as they went down 2-1 to Cleethorpes side No1 Pub Saturday.
Most frustrating was that the referee incredibly decided to award the home team a second goal despite the ball not crossing the line.
Dethick said: “The farce of a second goal just about capped it off. Carl Bird blocked an effort on the line and the ball brushed against his hand.
“The referee said he didn’t want to have to send Carl off and give a penalty so just ruled they should have a goal.
“I’ve never known anything like it.”
Callum Parker scored for Deeping to make it 2-1.
l ROCK-BOTTOM Stamford Bels took great heart from a narrow 2-1 loss at Peterborough and District League table-toppers Pinchbeck.
Sean O’Donnell hauled the basement level and they saw a late second ‘goal’ scored by Raf Komisarczyk ruled out when O’Donnell was adjuged to be in an offside position.
Bels boss Martin Conneely said: “I was in no position to judge whether it was offside but there is no doubt we had Pinchbeck worried.”