BOSS Tom Killick felt two major incidents had both gone against Poole Town as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat against National South high-fliers Havant & Waterlooville.

Killick was convinced goalkeeper Nick Hutchings should not have been sent off for an 18th-minute foul on Alfie Rutherford which led to the Hawks’ opening goal.

And he was adamant visiting defender Andy Robinson should have seen red for a blatant push on Warren Bentley which resulted in Poole levelling from the penalty spot.

Referee Ian Fissenden confirmed to the Daily Echo that he had dismissed Hutchings for denying an obvious goalscoring opportunity when he felled Rutherford on the edge of the box.

Rory Williams fired the resultant free-kick past substitute goalkeeper Tom Rees before 10-man Dolphins hit back to equalise through Bentley’s 41st-minute spot-kick.

Despite an heroic rearguard action, Poole were finally beaten by goals in the final six minutes from Theo Lewis and Wes Fogden as they dropped back into the relegation zone.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “I need to speak about referees after we have won a game because it just sounds like the same old stuff.

“But the feelings of anger and frustration are difficult to cope with. It gives out the wrong impression when we have lost and seems as if I am trying to deflect things away again.

“It might have been a foul by Nick but there were defenders all over the place and it wasn’t a clear goalscoring opportunity.

“For our penalty, Warren was shoved in the back with two hands. As I understand it, if you don’t make any attempt to play the ball when conceding a penalty, you should get sent off.”

Killick added: “You try to have a conversation with the referee and he is not capable of stringing together a sentence. There has to be an IQ test or something so at least you can communicate with referees in some capacity.”

Killick, who confirmed Poole would probably appeal Hutchings’s dismissal, also took his share of the blame for the hosts’ display after they had gone down to 10 men.

He added: “As determined and spirited as we were, I just felt we needed to pose some sort of threat because, otherwise, it was going to be so difficult. That was more a deficiency from me rather than the players.

“We were one man down, not three. I knew they would have more possession and we would be under pressure for long periods but we didn’t threaten from the odd set-piece or a counter-attack and we didn’t

“I was proud of what the players put into the game and we were deprived of the opportunity to win, not necessarily get a draw, by the incompetence of the referee and everyone watching could see it.”

Dolphins: Hutchings, Williams, Smeeton, Spetch, Whisken, Moore, Baghdadi, Bedford (Rees, 21), Bentley (Balmer, 80), Brooks, Gillespie (Pettefer, 69). Unused subs: Devlin, Aihevba.