Blues go down in controversial Chasetown clash

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FRICKLEY Athletic fell to a 2-1 defeat at Chasetown in a controversial Evo-Stik Premier Division encounter on Saturday.

A Dean Perrow spot-kick and Christopher Slater goal proved enough for the hosts, although Ryan Mallon had levelled for the Blues on the hour mark.

But Blues boss Peter Rinkcavage was left bemused by a number of decisions on the day, including the decision to award the hosts the penalty which led to their opener.

He said: “The only difference between to the two sides was the referee. He awarded Chasetown a penalty after 10 minutes and nobody knows why! Nobody appealed and the assistant referee was 15 yards away and gave a goal kick. There was minimal contact at best and he has given it from 40 yards away.”

Rinkcavage was also unhappy at the failure by the officials to act on persistent fouls on winger Leon Henry in the first half of the contest.

The Blues won’t have too long to dwell on the match with Stocksbridge Park Steels visiting the Tech5 Stadium tomorrow night, kick-off 7.45pm.

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express for full match reports.