Oct 12 2012 By Matt Lewis
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DAVE Anderson was so disillusioned by the officiating in Harrow’s defeat to Wingate and Finchley on Tuesday night that it left him considering his future.
The Borough boss was infuriated by the referee’s decision to award Wingate a second-half penalty that proved the catalyst for his side’s downfall against the Blues.
James Burgess saw red for raising his arms after an incident that was spotted by the linesman and Wingate went on to overturn the Reds’ lead and take all three points.
“I left the ground almost straight away,” Anderson said after the 2-1 defeat. “It was terrible and it was a match-changing decision. I drove home and for the first half of the journey I thought ‘I can’t do this anymore, I can’t be doing with it and these bad officials’.
“You just feel so frustrated as a football manager when this happens. There is nothing you can do about it. There is no sense of justice.
“They’ve had a close-range shot and it’s hit Danny Leech full in the face but the referee gave a penalty and booked him.
“In the melee that followed James Burgess got sent off. I didn’t see it and I haven’t had chance to speak to him yet. If Jim has raised his hands, and the linesman said he did, then I am not condoning that.”
Anderson’s side face fourth-placed Bury Town this weekend and the Boro manager insists his players can get a result.
“If my players put in a shift like they did at Wingate then we will be okay,” he added.