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Steve Palmer feels AFC Wulfrunians got a rough deal from referee

By Joe Edwards | Grassroots | Published:

Caretaker boss Steve Palmer feels some bad refereeing decisions denied AFC Wulfrunians a point at Midland Premier leaders Bromsgrove Sporting.

Steve Palmer

Wulfs lost 1-0 at the Victoria Ground, thanks to Richard Gregory’s second-half strike.

But Palmer felt Joe Daley was fouled in the build-up to the winner, and thought his side should have had a penalty early on as Aaron Roberts appeared to handle Jake Webb’s cross.

“The referee made two big errors. He didn’t give us a clear penalty and then Joe Daley was fouled in the build-up to their goal,” he said.

“I’m not usually one to moan about referees but it was disappointing. Had we got something at Bromsgrove, the lads would have remembered it for a long time.”

Palmer is in charge until the end of the season while the club have invited applications to take on the role for next season. On what Wulfs are looking for, Palmer – who serves on the committee – added: “Loads of experience isn’t essential.

“I had no management experience when I first took over here five or six years ago. We need someone with a lot of enthusiasm.”

Also on Saturday, Brandon Hague and Jack Till struck for Lye Town in a 2-1 win against Westfields. Sporting Khalsa lost 2-1 to Long Eaton United and Stourport Swifts drew 0-0 with Shawbury United.

Tonight, Khalsa take on Atherstone Town while Heath Hayes go to Alvechurch – both games in the JW Hunt Cup. In the Premier, Swifts host Coleshill Town. In Division One, Brocton face Paget Rangers and Walsall Wood go up against Leicester Road.

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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