Yeovil Town’s Jimmy Smith spoke to BBC Somerset following the Glovers’ 3-0 loss to Halifax saying the team felt frustrated at the outcome of the match,

“[It’s] very frustrating, the conditions didn’t help either, but that was for both teams, but when you’re not getting decisions from the referee, for the majority of the whole game it doesn’t help either”

Smith, who was booked during the game by the official Elliot Swallow, claimed he was headbutted in the build up to that yellow card whilst also bemoaning the refusal of not one but two penalty decisions which could have swayed the game in the Glovers’ favour.

“… I don’t think it’s a pen for them, we should have had a pen… [Tom] Knowlesy gets put in a headlock and the decision goes against him…”

Smith, like Manager Darren Sarll did admit that despite the officiating, the Glovers did make chances, but failed to capitalise on any.

“We had chances to get back into the game, we had free kick situations, we felt we could have scored from them. The score line, I don’t think it is what it shows, but we’re disappointed not to get something out of this game… we had a few chances, in the second half we had five or six and we need to put them away, no excuses.”


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