The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Josh Phillips

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.”

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