Liverpool Reserve manager Hughie McAuley said he had no complaints with the match against Leeds being called off due to thick fog, but was disappointed with the performance of the match official
Liverpool Reserve manager Hughie McAuley said he had no complaints with the match against Leeds being called off due to thick fog, but was disappointed with the performance of the match official.
Steven Gillespie scored twice after being set up on both occasions by Anthony Le Tallec, and was then shown a straight red card early in the second half for what the referee perceived to be a mistimed tackle.
The match at Wakefield and Emley FC's Belle Vue was then abandoned after 65 minutes due to fog with Liverpool leading 2-1. The match will be played again in the New Year on a date to be set.
Hughie McAuley said: "At first we thought a delay of about 10 minutes might help as it might clear, but unfortunately the fog became a lot worse and we have no problem with the decision to call it off.
"I thought we played very well in the first half. It was a competitive game and I thought some of the refereeing decisions were very questionable as we have one or two knocks from some tackles flying in. I can't say too much because it gets you in trouble.
"I thought the sending off of Gilly was too harsh. It was a very, very poor decision. The lad had scored two good goals and was working hard for us and it was a very poor decision. He did make contact with the ball and to send the lad off with a straight red was very poor.
"A Leeds player made an even worse tackle on Robbie Foy which resulted in a yellow card.
"We played a lot of good stuff and we felt we were in control of the game even with 10 men, and felt we could get a result."
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