MICK WOODHAM lamented the performance of referee Lennon Davies after Windsor suffered a 1-0 defeat against Royal Wooton Bassett on Tuesday.

Sam Packer scored the only goal of the Hellenic Premier Division clash at Stag Meadow, but the changing point in the game came when Windsor forward Barry Hayles was shown a second yellow card.

Both cautions appeared harsh at the time and, Woodham insists it ruined the match, believing his men deserved at least a point in midweek.

Speaking to the Observer, the Windsor boss bemoaned: “My first impression is I’m disappointed for the boys. I thought we deserved a bit more out of that, we certainly didn’t deserve to get beat.

“I’m not say we done enough to win the game but when the referee makes decisions like he is, they’re just ruining good games of football.

“What was wrong with that game of football? But there were seven cautions and a sending off and I didn’t see a bad foul out there.

“I saw a committed performance from both sides but the sending off has changed the game and we got beat.

“The manner that we got beat on Saturday was disappointing but today are feel for the boys. I thought we done enough.

“Barry has got enough about him not to dive in for the second incident when he has already been harshly booked for the first one.

“It was a fair challenge but their player has made the most of it and the referee has fallen for it. It’s ridiculous but, with the decisions he was giving all night, why are we surprised. I don’t think anyone is surprised.”

Woodham continued: “Looking back the chances we missed is probably where we let ourselves down. We did not take the chances when they presented themselves to us in the first half.

“Had we taken one or two if might have been different but, on the flipside of that, I don’t we created too much in the second half.

“The first half was the better 45 minutes in the match for us but things didn’t drop or their keeper made one or two saves, and the woodwork intervened.

“But, I thought we showed a lot of intent, played well, and I’m disappointed with the outcome really.

“I’m disappointed for the boys because our performance deserved at least a point and anyone that was watching would say that.

“We didn’t do enough to get the win but we certainly done enough with 10-men for 20 minutes, having to re-group and start again with a couple of enforced changes through injury that put you on the back foot as well.

“But, we have lost a game so on we go.”

For Windsor it was a second consecutive home league defeat after falling 3-0 to Longlevens on Saturday.

Woodham admitted: “I can’t really complain about that really as six or seven players did not turn up in terms of commitment and conviction.

“It was pretty clear that they wanted to win the game more than we did in all areas really.

“We had a lot of the ball and possession and done well at times, but didn’t score. If you are not going to score then you need to be tight all over the rest of the park and we were not.

“There were a couple of avoidable goals on Saturday but again we’ve got to take both defeats on the chin.

“On Saturday, we didn’t deserve anything out of the game really because we relied on our quality rather than our work rate, and that wasn’t there, whereas on Tuesday I thought nobody could complain too much about our effort.

“They were two different performances. I could live with the defeat on Tuesday a little bit but I’m a bit annoyed about the manner of the defeat on Saturday.”

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