TUFC head coach Gary Owers was critical of the referee after Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss to Sutton United.
Byron Harrison opened the scoring for Sutton United after taking advantage of a lucky deflection. Sean McGinty equalized not soon after, and then Brett Williams put United in the lead. Simon Walton equalized in added on time in the first half. Jamie Collins scored a late penalty in the second half to clinch all three points for Sutton.
“We lose a game by conceding goals with the last kick of each half,” said a clearly emotional Owers after the final whistle.
“We conceded an awful goal by not doing the basics. Poor clearance on the edge of the box – gift a goal.
“[We] get back into the game. They’re [Sutton] moaning about the first goal [they conceded] so maybe they feel hard done by as well. We should be going in 2-1 up and seeing the game through and we can’t defend a basic throw-in [for Sutton’s second goal] – it looks too easy.
“The last goal comes from defending a throw-in. I’m getting earache left right and centre telling us I should be doing this, that, and the other; I can’t go on the pitch and move the players around. They have to take responsibility.
“We should get a point. We shouldn’t lose the game. The lads were alright, they put a lot of effort in. Injury time we get a chance to win it and we end up getting beat and getting nothing.”
Brett Williams scored his first goal since rejoining the Club, but the final result is all that is interesting the Gaffer at the minute.
“Yeah, he scored a good goal – it doesn’t matter – we just need points. That’s what it boils down to now. Some people can see that the lads put half a decent performance in but we got nothing. We have to say that we’re a bit of a soft touch because the goals are avoidable.”