Emotions ran high at Westleigh Park after referee Ali Ajibola controversially abandoned the game 20 minutes from time with Havant & Waterlooville beating fellow National League South high-flyers Slough 2-0.

Both teams, to their credit, had battled through the relentless rain on an increasingly heavy pitch. Chaos reigned, however, after Jonah Ayunga scored his second goal on 69 minutes.

Slough players and management crowded around Ajibola on the pitch and it was unclear to all what was happening.

After a couple of minutes, the Hawks’ worst fears were confirmed and the referee blew his whistle to end the game prematurely.

Understandably, home manager Paul Doswell and his players were furious at being denied a win that would have taken them above their opponents an into second place.

“We are massively disappointed,” said Doswell.

“The referee’s decision to abandon the game when he did was incredible.”

Read more: https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/football/hawks-boss-doswell-hits-out-at-disrespectful-slough-after-controversial-abandonment-of-national-league-clash-1-9136419

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