AFC Telford manager Gavin Cowan was left seething by referee Andy Sykes’ performance as his team lost 3-1 at home to Boston United.

Cowan felt that the official’s handling of the game ‘bordered on incompetence’, with eight players – five from the Bucks – receiving yellow cards.

However, it was the awarding of a 56th-minute penalty for alleged manhandling from a corner by Billy Sass-Davies that infuriated Cowan.

“We’ve looked at it, and welcome anyone to look at it and think that it’s a penalty,” he said.

“Billy Sass-Davies is absolutely distraught. The referee said he saw the player’s shoulder blade come out of his shirt, which is farcical, a crazy, crazy decision. It just didn’t happen.”

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