Friday, November 05, 2010

Hills rues late goal

Source: Eurosport

Fri, 05 Nov 23:14:51 2010

Rochdale boss Keith Hill was left angered by referee Geoff Eltringham after seeing his side dumped out of the FA Cup in controversial fashion as they lost 3-2 to FC United.

Dale had fought back from 2-0 down to level things up and looked set to earn a replay before Mike Norton's injury-time winner, after he appeared to kick the ball out of goalkeeper Josh Lillis' hands, proved decisive.

"I think he possibly got it wrong and it would be nice if the referee admitted to getting it wrong," said Hill.

"At the end of the day he has got the decision wrong but the goal stands.

"I thought FC were excellent, the crowd were electric, absolutely superb and they deserve to go through.

"It's the third time I've been done by a refereeing decision and I do consider that to be a bad decision. There are no sour grapes, I wish FC the best and they deserve to be celebrating but the decision was fundamentally wrong."