JIMMY’S ANGERED BY REF
JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink admitted he could not help but be frustrated with the referee as his Burton side fell to a narrow defeat at fellow highfliers Bury.
A Jerome Binnom-Williams owngoal just before the interval was enough to separate the sides, who both remain in the play-off places.
However Hasselbaink was left with a bitter taste in his mouth after the defeat, as he felt his side should have been awarded a first-half penalty.
The Albion boss – heavily linked with a move to Queens Park Rangers – believes his side created enough to leave Gigg Lane with something.
“I definitely think that he bottled it,” Hasselbaink said of referee Andy Haines decision not to penalise Daniel Bachmann for his challenge on Stuart Beavon.
“It was a 100 per cent penalty and the referee had a decision to make. If he sends him off, then it is a totally different game.
“That doesn’t mean that’s the reason why we’ve lost the game, but it definitely makes it a different kind of game.
“I can’t accept that, it’s just not good enough.
“In the eecond half we put pressure on them and forced them to go more defensive, but I need them to be more critical and have more belief.
“We are good enough but we have to believe. We have created chances so it’s up to us to take them.”
The penalty incident occurred in the 24th minute as Mark Duffy’s clever turn and through ball put Beavon in on goal, and he poked the ball wide of the post as Bachmann brought him down.
Abdenasser El Khayati missed a golden opportunity for the visitors in the 31st minute when he met John Mousinho’s ball across the face of goal but skied his shot.
Joe Dodoo and Chris Hussey went close for Bury before the deadlock was broken in the 41st minute as Dodoo’s cross was blocked by Binnom-Williams and looped over McLaughlin.
Burton had the best of the chances in the second half with Philip Edwards, Duffy and Binnom-Williams all denied from range by Bury keeper Bachmann.
Shakers substitute Kelvin Etuhu saw his effort tipped onto the bar in the 72nd minute before Leon Clarke had a penalty appeal turned down in the 80th minute when Mousinho appeared to trip him.
The visitors almost grabbed an equaliser in the 83rd minute when substitute Aurelien Joachim met Duffy’s corner only for Leon Clarke to clear off the line.
Shakers boss David Flitcroft was delighted with the resolve his side showed to extend their unbeaten home league run to seven games.
“The way we performed to keep a clean sheet, the dedication and resolve we showed was fantastic,” he said.
“We knew we had to move the ball quickly and we did that in the first half. It was total domination with the ball and with chances created. Joe Dodoo's come in on loan from Leicester and did fantastically on the right and looked a threat.
“I'm delighted with the three points and it was really important that we kept a clean sheet because Burton never stop playing.”
ON HIS OWN: Burton Albion goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin cannot keep out Bury’s winner
HE CAN DO IT: Joe Dodoo celebrates