REF­EREE HAS TO GO WITH THE FLO!

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Joshua Richards

DE­SPITE prof­it­ing from a 99th-minute equaliser this week, Bur­ton boss Jimmy Floyd Has­sel­baink has called for ref­er­ees to get tough with time wasters.

Denny Johnstone’s strike against Carlisle on Wed­nes­day saw the Brew­ers hold on to top spot in League Two and ex­tend their un­beaten run to nine matches.

And though the exChelsea striker was thank­ful the ex­tent of Carlisle’s time­wast­ing was not lost on ref Mark Hay­wood, he be­lieves of­fi­cials must go a step fur­ther to pre­vent games be­com­ing an eye­sore.

“The ref­eree gave us six min­utes ex­tra in the first and seven min­utes in the sec­ond half,” said Has­sel­baink.

“That’s all well and good but I pre­fer the ref to go to the keeper or the per­son who is throw­ing the ball in and tell them to be quicker.

“We are los­ing the flow of the game. It’s stop­ping too long and that benefits them.

“The six or seven min­utes doesn’t give us a lot be­cause they do it in the sixth and sev­enth minute as well.

“We want the flow, the sup­port­ers want the flow. They don’t want to see a minute taken over a throw. He needs to ref­eree the game at pace and he didn’t do that.”

AD­VICE: Has­sel­baink

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