CHALVEY Sports manager Steve Quelch has confirmed the club will submit a complaint to the Slough Town Challenge Cup about the officiating during their match against Langley on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Stabmonks suffered a 3-1 defeat in the semi-finals tie at Arbour Park and Quelch admits his side did not play well enough to win on the day.

He has however lamented the match officials for what he described as shocking decisions and a horrendous lack in communication.

Quelch bemoaned to the Observer: “It was disappointing in many ways to be honest. We didn’t play well enough to win the game but, having said that, it was because of one or two certain things I’m afraid.

“We did not play well enough and didn’t deserve to win, but the officials were shocking and the lack in communication was horrendous.

“We will look at withdrawing from the Slough Town Cup on the back of this.

“I don’t like to blame the officials because because football is about 11-v-11 and you need to generate a result out of that, but poor decisions do have a baring on players. Frustration creeps in and it does effect you.

“We were just not good enough on the day and we can play a lot better than that, but at three goals down you’ve got a mountain to climb, especially against a side like Langley.

“We were the senior team in the competition so were there to be shot at and, to be fair, Langley have got a good side that should go on to win the competition now based on how we sit in the area as clubs.

“The competition is something we’ve been chasing for a long time and our priority is to win it each season.

“I’m more disappointed with the fact that we didn’t play well and could’ve done better, but outside influence does have an effect across the board.”

Chalvey return to action in Hellenic Division One East with a trip to second placed Thame Rangers next Wednesday (7.45pm).

It is the first of five remaining league fixtures for the Stabmonks, and Quelch believes his side can still finish in the top-three this season.

He explained: “We have five games left in the league and three of those are against sides from the top-half. We can still possibly finish third or fourth.

"There are still a lot of clubs chasing the top five so all our remaining games will be difficult.

"It will be a difficult task at Thame but we will send the boys out trying to eradicate the result last weekend.

"Thame are chasing the league title with Burnham and we will not take for granted the likes of Milton United who have been on a good run of late and can go level on points or above us."