Hornets slam referee as home drought continues

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HORSHAM assistant manager Hugo Langton was pleased with his side’s performance but was not so happy about the referee during Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat against Carshalton.

The official missed a foul on Hornets defender Olly Poole on the way to Carshalton’s second goal scored by Jimmy Hearne 10 minutes after the break.

Earlier Horsham had gone behind through Tom Davis in the 18th minute but had then gone back on level terms two minutes before half-time thanks to Dan Morris.

Horsham rallied and looked the better side but conceded a third goal seven minutes before the end as Laurent Hamici cut in from the left and waltzed through the defence to score which inflicted Hornets’ fourth successive home defeat.

Langton said: “We were all agreed it was a blatant foul before their second goal and I’m going to speak to the referee about it. Referees like the players are learning too and that’s changed the game.”

Langton was positive about his players’ display. He said: “In the second half we were outstanding. We went in at half-time and told them what we wanted and they did eveything we asked them to do.

“Performance-wise we’ve got no complaints. We are a bit down because they’ve given everything and lost. Even when the third goal went in you might think bodies would drop but they kept going even though a lot of teams wouldn’t. It was the 83rd minute and there is still time to score two or three goals. You’ve got to keep believing. We’ve instilled this in them and they have taken it on board.

“Carshalton are a good side and are organised but we were 100 times fitter than them at the end and if we can continue like that we’ll win a lot of games in the last 10 minutes as well.”