Rostron in ref rant as Hill crash

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CASTLE Hill manager Rob Rostron slammed what he called a “shocking”

refereeing display after seeing his side go down 3- 0 at Bury GSOB in the Lancashire Amateur League Premier Division.

Castle remain at the worng end of the table with just two wins and seven points.

But Rostron felt his side deserved something out of the game and was left bewildered by some decisions that went against them.

Rostron said: “We had a blatant penalty turned down when one of Bury’s players handled the ball on the line and then conceded to go in 1-0 down at half time.

“Five minutes into the second half, we scored what looked a good equaliser with a header from the edge of the box which was ruled out with no explanation.

“We went 2-0 down and then they got a third when the referee overruled an assistant’s offside flag.

“I am not one of those who likes to make excuses if we get beat but we did enough to deserve something.

“It was only a shocking display by the officials that meant we didn’t get anything.”

Elsewhere, Old Boltonians maintained their challenge at the top of the table with a hard-fought 1-0 home win against Howe Bridge Mills.

A solitary Josh Melling strike from 25 yards on 70 minutes secured the points for Julian Stevens’ men.

And the boss praised his side’s battling qualities and perseverance that leaves them four points behind leaders Horwich Victoria.

Third-placed Little Lever also kept up the pressure on the top two with a 6-3 win at Rochdale St Clements.

Pat Furey netted a hat-trick while Tim Matacunas bagged a brace. Substitute Matt Woods scored the other goal.

Little Lever started brightly and were two goals up inside 15 minutes with a goal apiece for Furey and Matacunas.

Rochdale halved the deficit before the interval and led 3-2 early in the second half before Woods netted the leveller for Little Lever.

Once Furey had scored his second, it was one-way traffic with Matacunas scoring and Furey completing his treble.

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