Really got taught a lesson today by a very good Dorking team who are deservedly in the play offs. Dorking played with a lot of pace and created lots of chances, once again MUFC full backs too tucked in which gave space to Dorking wide midfields coming forward, the best of those being the # 15 Briggs, who got himself sent off in the fracas at the end with the Maidstone bench. Positives ? Swapping Pennell at half time for Knight was a good move - Pennell looked much more assured at Centre Back than his earlier spell as full back. Concerns ? Nothing sadly from the centre midfield, Edwards didn't do enough......
Teams will beat Dorking if they are able to put them under pressure, on the occasions we did that they looked decidedly iffy and worried at the back, but we didn't do enough of that and lost battles all over the pitch.
Absolute **** end off !!! Hakan storms out after game !
Hakan did leave the ground early but then returned.
After being sent off Hakan was holding his hands up to apologise to fans. Not sure if he was apologising for his actions ( which I couldn't see thru crowd of players, so no comment from me) but more likely apologising for the team performance which was poor today. He did look very angry at half time and after 90 mins so looking like he won't tolerate too many more below performances.
Dorking did look a good side but they were helped by the officials who were poor today imho.
Last Edit: Sept 14, 2019 18:21:25 GMT by royalstone
Anyone know what the trouble at the end was all about? Two managers sent off - in the NS??!
All sounded very confused on SL.
Wishart shepherded the ball out into our dugout for a throw to us. Dorking player picked up ball and Mr Still objected. Mr Still tries to grab the ball and Dorking player goes down.
Dorking bench get ansty and, allegedly, spray water towards Mr Still. Hakan gets in the middle. Big melee, ref maintains his performance of having no control and blows his whistle a lot.
With less than 20 seconds left a sensible referee might have blown for full time and walked off. This one consults both assistants then books Dorking player, presumably for timewasting and, as its his second yellow he gets the red as well. One of the Dorking management team then gets a straight red as does Hak. Mr Still gets a yellow.
I'm not sure the ref got any of the bigger decisions wrong, and none that affected the result, but overall his refereeing was not very good.