Paul Doswell aired his displeasure at the refereeing performance as Sutton United slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Salford City on Tuesday night, the Surrey Comet report.
With Paul Doswell’s injury-hit squad having to endure a 500-mile midweek trip to face the promotion-chasing Ammies, the result came as no surprise.
Emmanuel Dieseruvwe opened the scoring in the 12th minute and Carl Piergianni added a second 10 minutes into the second half to heap more misery on the U’s who threw away a two-goal lead at home to Hartlepool on Saturday.
Roarie Deacon found the target for the first time since rejoining the U’s last month in the 27th minute and Doswell’s men looked well on course for a welcome three points when striker Gime Toure grabbed the second in the 56th minute.
But Pools, who should have been at least two or three goals ahead at half-time, were rewarded for their persistence when Mark Kitching and Luke James scored in the 65th and 75th minutes respectively.
United were backed by 60 fans at Salford but the Sutton boss was quick to fire a broadside at the referee for failing to let play flow.
“I reckon that was a poor game to watch,” Doswell told SUFCtv.
“It was stop-start every 20 seconds. Every time we put the ball into the box he gave a foul against us.”
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