Eastleigh boss not happy over 'inexperienced' officials

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DEFEATED Eastleigh boss Richard Hill claimed Saturday’s Blue Square Bet South clash at Dover Athletic was “too big” for the three officials.

He felt the turning point of the Spitfires’ 2-0 loss came on the stroke of half-time when Eastleigh, trailing to a Ben May brace, had a goal disallowed from a Jai Reason free kick and Dale Binns sent off in the process.

“From an attacking perspective we were by far the better team, even with ten men,” said Hill, below.

“We passed the ball better than Dover, but the game hinged on the injustice of having that goal disallowed and Dale Binns sent off.

“We had a free kick and the referee awarded the goal, but then he disallowed it on the advice of the linesman who was 50 yards away running the other half of the pitch.

“There was an alleged elbow by Binns, but I didn’t see anything and I don’t see how the linesman did from that far away.

“There were three very big games in the BSB South on Saturday – at Welling, Salisbury and Dover – and we must have had three of the most inexperienced officials.

“It’s not their fault, it’s the fault of the powers that be for putting them in that situation..

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10:51am Mon 10 Dec 12

Heathrowboy says...

watch the video you clown and you will see that the officials got it spot on. no excuses was what he said when he came to the club - he hasnt stopped making them since day one!
3rd playing 12th this game was massive wasnt it! "too big" what an idiot.
watch the video you clown and you will see that the officials got it spot on. no excuses was what he said when he came to the club - he hasnt stopped making them since day one! 3rd playing 12th this game was massive wasnt it! "too big" what an idiot. Heathrowboy

12:18pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Tigers Wood says...

With the recent terrible news of a Dutch linesman being attacked and killed in a junior game, and fans running on a pitch in Manchester during a Premier League game to confront players, I'm surprised this game of thugs has people still willing to officiate for them.
With the recent terrible news of a Dutch linesman being attacked and killed in a junior game, and fans running on a pitch in Manchester during a Premier League game to confront players, I'm surprised this game of thugs has people still willing to officiate for them. Tigers Wood

6:33pm Mon 10 Dec 12

ontheterrace says...

Does the arrogance of Richard Hill know no bounds. He is a poor manager making a decent side struggle and always has an excuse when the team fails. I have seen the vide of the incident and it clearly warrants a red card for Binns raising his hands and smacking a defender. Maybe he needs to sort that out rather than try to belittle the officials. Glass houses and all that, just looking to deflect from himself”
Does the arrogance of Richard Hill know no bounds. He is a poor manager making a decent side struggle and always has an excuse when the team fails. I have seen the vide of the incident and it clearly warrants a red card for Binns raising his hands and smacking a defender. Maybe he needs to sort that out rather than try to belittle the officials. Glass houses and all that, just looking to deflect from himself” ontheterrace

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