Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting KS NEWS to 80360 or e-mail us
Burr talks of 'baffling penalty decisions'
9:44am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in Reports
STEVE Burr has urged football’s rule makers to offer more clarity on penalty decisions.
The Kidderminster Harriers manager admitted his side could have easily had a spot-kick awarded against them - as well as another in their favour - in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Southport, but none was given by referee Darren Handley.
Port boss Alan Wright certainly felt aggrieved that Harriers skipper Kyle Storer’s foul on Paul Rutherford was adjudged outside the penalty area, when he felt it was ‘nailed on’ inside the 18-yard box, while the ref waved away appeals for handball late on when Jack Byrne blocked Karl Ledsham’s shot.
For their part, Harriers could have had a spot-kick when substitute Dior Angus was flattened after a mazy run.
It all left Burr baffled by the referee’s decisions.
“I thought they had a good claim for a penalty when Kyle brought their lad down but we felt we had too,” said Burr. “It evens itself out.
“I think something needs to be done about these penalty decisions. You see a lot of tugs and shoves outside the box and it’s a foul. Inside the box, it seems you need to take a machete to someone before the referee gives a penalty.
“You see decisions not being given when it’s clearly a penalty.”
Comments are closed on this article.