Westella v Emley Match Report

Last Saturday saw Westella take on AFC Emley who prior to kick off where in second place behind this weekends visitors.

With the score locked 0-0 and Westella riding their luck and some wayward shooting for Emley it was soon to take a turn for the worse for manager Leon Sewell in the second half.

A route one piece of play from Emley saw them take a 1-0 lead and shortly after some poor officiating was to spoil the game and fundamentally spoil the hard work Westella had put in in the first half.

First up saw captain Matt Fyvie dismissed with a straight red card for a fair shoulder challenge with Emley strike Flynn, Flynn missing the target with his penalty.

Shortly after, some last ditch defending saw Rob Dodson hook the ball away from goal following a Coduri effort, whilst the referee in a good position played on it was to be the official who gave the goal despite been some distance behind play. The referee eventually stopped play some time later and awarded the goal.

Despite protests from Westella and opposing supporters informing of the wrong decision the goal stood.

Westella working extremely hard saw the introduction of Kashilembo with the returning Ben Killingsworth and Alex Wood.

Kashilembo going close to pulling a goal back with a long range effort just going over the Emley cross bar.

The hosts eventually running out with a 5-0 victory.

“Football is a frustrating game at times and when you get let down by poor officiating it’s somewhat hard to accept and with that two big decisions have gone against us against a good Emley side”

“The lads where brave and did what was asked of them more so not laying down and dieing”

“Saturday sees another tough test as we welcome Penistone Church who like Emley are pushing for automatic promotion but it’s a game we’ve got nothing to loose and all to gain with a fully fit squad to chose from”

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