Thame boss furious after poor decisions league to back-to-back defeats

Mark West
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Thame United’s manager berated the match officials after back-to-back defeats but said he was not concerned by his side’s ‘little blip’.

Mark West’s men went down to 10 men in their 3-2 defeat against Lordswood in the FA Vase second round on Saturday and then again in the 3-1 loss at Ascot United in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division on Tuesday night.

West said: “We have done okay but I think a couple of decisions have gone against us.

“We have not put in a couple of good results this week.

“I think we are being picked on a little bit. A couple of teams have played only one away game on a Tuesday night. “I’m not having a bleat but we are not being helped by having so many midweek games.”

The defeat in the FA Vase was particularly disappointing for West who had hoped for a good run in the cup only for a late penalty and red card for Nik Rhodes puting paid to any chance of a replay.

“The ref wasn’t going to give a penalty, then all their players and the bench go mad. Next minute it’s a penalty and a player sent off.”

West said his side had started to let sloppiness start to creep back into their game but that he was pleased to be sitting comfortably in 10th place.

Thame now host Highworth Town in the league on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) looking to rediscover the form which saw them lose only once in October.