Harris incensed as ref rules roost
KIM HARRIS was fuming after his side’s chances of victory against promotion contenders were dashed by two major refereeing decisions. So incensed was the Curfews boss that he was dismissed from the dugout for sounding off at the officials, his particular gripe being when Luke Taylor was sent off for what was viewed by most in the ground as a fair tackle. The Curfews led 2-1 at that point, with 30 minutes to play, meaning they left Krooner Park with a bitter taste in the mouth. Kieran Woodley, provider of the two visitors’ goals, had to leave the field injured following a tackle moments after skipping clear of a reckless challenge. “I’m going to get done anyway so I don’t mind saying Luke’s sending off was the most diabolical decision I’ve ever seen,” said Harris. “We were 2-1 up and he got sent off for a great tackle. It cost us the game. I know we would have got a result without that happening.” Chertsey were fully stretched as it was but the loss of such a key and influential central defender was too much to support and in the end three goals and three points leaked away during the latter stages. The visitors were good value for their initial lead with two superbly-constructed goals originating from the right by Woodley. The first, after five minutes, saw Woodley find room to cross and with Michael Salako lurking in position to strike, the home side’s number five Doug Ford tried to head the ball over for a corner but instead found the top corner of his own net in fine style. On 24 minutes, Woodley was the provider again when he centred to the penalty spot where John Pomroy cleanly headed home past Craig Bradshaw. It was another neat and attractive piece of football that emerged from a generally long-ball game played by both teams. Stung by this, Camberley began their long haul back and within five minutes had reduced the arrears with Manny Quarshie stabbing home at short range. The home side enjoyed a greater share of possession but weak and off-target shots did them no favours and only a misdirected attempt at rolling the ball home from distance by Quarshie, after the returning Michael White in goal was left exposed and out of position, came close to be an equaliser. Chertsey were forced to defend hard after the break and might have suffered within five minutes of the restart when Perry Coles tried to pick his spot but White was equal to it. Jamie Hoppitt and Quarshie both went close but despite these alarms, the Curfews still looked capable of hanging on for all three points until Taylor was sent off on the hour. With Woodley also gone, and with it, the threat of mounting a meaningful counter-attack diminished, it allowed Camberley to press forward even harder, Coles scoring on 72 minutes. He added another three minutes from time while Dan Band rapped a last-minute fourth.
Harris: Felt aggrieved.