FA Cup: Boss Carl Poore puts referee on the spot as Bournemouth Poppies fightback to trump Verwood Town

FUMING: Verwood Town boss Carl Poore

FUMING: Verwood Town boss Carl Poore

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LUCKLESS boss Carl Poore launched a scathing attack on all three match officials after Verwood Town slumped out of the FA Cup with a 4-2 defeat at Bournemouth Poppies.

Potters squandered a number of presentable first-half chances but still led 2-1 at the break courtesy of Charlie Gajic’s well-taken brace which sandwiched Fawzi Saadi’s looped effort for the hosts.

But Poore was enraged by referee Brian White’s decision to award Poppies a penalty when backpedalling full-back Dean Evans bumped into Connor Phillips while striving to win a header moments after the restart.

Marc Fairbrother levelled from the spot and to rub salt into the wound, Phillips later pounced on two hashed clearances from injured Verwood stopper James Collins to net a pair of tap-ins.

With fellow custodian Chris Lynch unavailable, Collins had tried to soldier on with a dislocated finger picked up during the game but was withdrawn and replaced by midfielder Gajic between the sticks after the fourth goal.

That change came too late, though, and the match petered out as Poppies claimed £1,500 in prize money and a preliminary round date at league rivals Bemerton.

Poore, however, was adamant that the earlier penalty decision had altered the course of events and went on to criticise White and assistants Michael Day and Jennifer Martin for their handling of the derby date.

“That decision completely changed the game and it frustrates me that someone in the middle has ruined the match in such a big competition," said Poore.

“Not once did Dean take his eyes off the ball, he has won the header but knocked over their lad while running backwards.

“If you watched 100 games you would rarely see that given and it has cost us because Poppies had a spring in their step after that.

“None of the three officials were strong enough for an FA Cup game and got a lot of decisions wrong both ways. It was irritating to say the least.”

Opposite number Ken Vaughan had sympathy over the call but still felt his charges deserved to progress.

The Poppies manager said: “We were fortunate with the penalty, it was very dubious and I would have been upset if it had been given against us but I didn’t feel we were lucky to win.

“Verwood worked very hard, especially in the first half but after half-time we were by far the better side.”

When approached by the Daily Echo, referee White politely declined to comment on Poore's remarks.

Poppies: Vaughan, Doe, Jacobs, Burgis, Pearce, Saadi, Hales (Ayrton, 51), Robinson (Cooper, 79), Bassiriki, Fairbrother, Phillips. Unused subs: Sullivan, Khider, Teixceira, Arthur.

Potters: Collins (Rutten, 74), Evans, Buck, Molyneaux, Dent, Gajic, Dyer, Cousins (Whelan, 51), Fisk, Groves, Foster (Goddard, 74). Unused subs: Anderton, Murray.

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5:25pm Sun 17 Aug 14

pete woodley says...

Poor loser,not a nice thing for sport.sets a bad example to youngsters
Poor loser,not a nice thing for sport.sets a bad example to youngsters pete woodley
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9:18pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Crashtest1976 says...

It's a shame Carl has made these comments given what a positive start he has made. He's been like a breath of fresh air so far with his comments to the press.
He does come across as a bad loser in this article and has to realise that stepping up to the Wessex as a manager is not going to come with professional officials. You will get officials that match the standard of the players! Interesingly the opening lines suggest Verwood players were responsible for making some costly errors as well but you don't see Poore hurling abuse at them. One day it would be nice to see an official respond with "yep I got a few things wrong today but the visiting striker missed an open goal and the centre half was useless, I'm surprised he can make it in this league".

Come on Carl, you're better than these comments, you could go far in non-league management but do so with some class and humility. Your predecessor isn't someone to imitate!
It's a shame Carl has made these comments given what a positive start he has made. He's been like a breath of fresh air so far with his comments to the press. He does come across as a bad loser in this article and has to realise that stepping up to the Wessex as a manager is not going to come with professional officials. You will get officials that match the standard of the players! Interesingly the opening lines suggest Verwood players were responsible for making some costly errors as well but you don't see Poore hurling abuse at them. One day it would be nice to see an official respond with "yep I got a few things wrong today but the visiting striker missed an open goal and the centre half was useless, I'm surprised he can make it in this league". Come on Carl, you're better than these comments, you could go far in non-league management but do so with some class and humility. Your predecessor isn't someone to imitate! Crashtest1976
  • Score: -8

8:44am Mon 18 Aug 14

Name hider says...

Not ideal having your keeper missing from tis game and then the back u getting injured but just got to deal with it...........
I imagine CP is more annoyed at losing out on the £1,500 prize money to go towards the money VTFC are now paying players, not going to be easy re-couping that sum.
What will the Chairman say??
Not ideal having your keeper missing from tis game and then the back u getting injured but just got to deal with it........... I imagine CP is more annoyed at losing out on the £1,500 prize money to go towards the money VTFC are now paying players, not going to be easy re-couping that sum. What will the Chairman say?? Name hider
  • Score: -6

9:11am Mon 18 Aug 14

Bobby m says...

Since when have Verwood been paying players?? They definatly don't. Also crashtest1976it sounds like your part of Verwood town? That won't impress the manager if he reads this and how do you know he wasn't mad in the dressing room with players. At the end of the day reading the article I believe it's good for a manager to get upset as it shows passion and if the ref did make a howler he has every right to not be happy and that decision could of changed the game. Carl seems a genuine guy knowing him from his poole days he's not one to moan and groan unless he feels the need too and with the fa cup being massive for small clubs he feels that decision changed the game!
Since when have Verwood been paying players?? They definatly don't. Also crashtest1976it sounds like your part of Verwood town? That won't impress the manager if he reads this and how do you know he wasn't mad in the dressing room with players. At the end of the day reading the article I believe it's good for a manager to get upset as it shows passion and if the ref did make a howler he has every right to not be happy and that decision could of changed the game. Carl seems a genuine guy knowing him from his poole days he's not one to moan and groan unless he feels the need too and with the fa cup being massive for small clubs he feels that decision changed the game! Bobby m
  • Score: 11

4:18pm Tue 19 Aug 14

gecko123 says...

Not sure what the issue i here. Every manager from the very bottom to the top would feel and say exactly the same when these harsh penalty decisions are give. It seems reading it, i would agree as the opposing manager even felt it was not a penalty, so you can understand his frustration and once more poor refereeing.
And of course name hider (brave boy!) he would be upset with the club losing out on £1500. so would I... as would you! as for paying players at Verwood. thats hilarious!!
Not sure what the issue i here. Every manager from the very bottom to the top would feel and say exactly the same when these harsh penalty decisions are give. It seems reading it, i would agree as the opposing manager even felt it was not a penalty, so you can understand his frustration and once more poor refereeing. And of course name hider (brave boy!) he would be upset with the club losing out on £1500. so would I... as would you! as for paying players at Verwood. thats hilarious!! gecko123
  • Score: 3

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