Horsham manager Dominic Di Paola did not hold back in a post-match blast at what he felt was a ‘lack of class’ by the Bath City management during their FA Trophy clash yesterday, the West Sussex County Times report.

The Hornets suffered a narrow 2-1 exit in the third qualifying round clash at Culver Road owing to a sublime curling winner from Sean Riggs.

That came 20 minutes from time after Charlie Harris’ equally show-stopping first-half free kick hauled the home side level after Jack Batten’s early opener. But there were words had on the pitch at full-time between some Horsham players and the Bath manager, former Cheltenham, Birmingham and Northampton player, Jerry Gill and his support staff.

There were then words between Di Paola and Gill as players and staff were ushered away by stewards. On what happened, Di Paola said that Gill had kicked one of Horsham’s balls away as he was coming off the pitch, seemingly as a result of conflict between the benches during the game.

Di Paola explained: “I was frustrated at the end with what was, in my opinion, a lack of class. They have spent the whole game telling me what I should and shouldn’t be doing and how I should and shouldn’t be doing it.

“They are screaming to get people booked and time wasting, doing all the things we are doing, so there is an element of hypocrisy.”

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