Ref called me to say sorry after Havant loss

Tommy Widdrington
Tommy Widdrington

Borough manager Tommy Widdrington received an apologetic phone call from referee Savvas Yianni the last time his side met Havant & Waterlooville.

Borough and Havantare set for battle again at Priory Lane tomorrow (Saturday) but the 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture lives long in the memory for the Borough boss after Ben Wright’s goal was allowed to stand despite being clearly offside.

“The referee actually had the decency to phone me on the Sunday night after the game to apologise,
“ Widdrington said.

“It was bizarre, it’s the first time I’ve ever experienced any like that as a manager.

“I didn’t like it. It didn’t help us then but it’s gone and it’s not going to help us now.”

Tomorrow’s fixture marks a return to home soil following a win and a draw on the road.

Widdrington says the side are feeling positive going into the game and will be boosted by the return of Marvin Hamilton.

Adam Watts, however, along with Sam Beale are likely to miss out.

Kick Off is 3pm at Priory Lane.