Boss Hill denies swearing at ref

Basingstoke Gazette: Richard Hill Richard Hill

EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill strongly denies suggestions that he swore at the referee during Saturday’s 2-1 Blue Square Bet South defeat at Sutton United.

Although Hill makes no secret of his frustratation that three big decisions made by referee Ian Cooper had a huge bearing on the result, he takes issue with claims that he was sent to the stand because he called the official a “f****** disgrace’.

“I’ve been in football long enough to know that when you challenge a referee, as soon as you swear, you’ve got no chance and I didn’t swear at the ref,” he said.

“But it does bother me that referees continually get big decisions wrong that affect the outcome of matches and people’s livelihoods.

“It was a close game that hinged on three decisions and I’ve not come across a game yet this season – including at our place – where the ref has put in a strong performance for the away team.”

More non-league football in today's Daily Echo

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10:21pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Spirit of 58 says...

Clearly written by a reporter who has never attended a Winchester city home game!
Clearly written by a reporter who has never attended a Winchester city home game! Spirit of 58

10:22pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Spirit of 58 says...

or Eastleigh! oops
or Eastleigh! oops Spirit of 58

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