Date: 8th October 2008 at 10:51am
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ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman has slammed young referee James Linington, who took charge of Stanley’s game against Barnet at Underhill and gave a number of decisions against the reds.

Linington, who hails from the Isle of Wight was in charge at the weekend, in a game that saw Stanley stretch their winless run to seven games as Barnet picked up only their second win of the season.

The inexperienced official has only joined the Football League refereeing list for this season and Coleman was clearly upset with him at the full time whistle whilst speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph: “Unfortunately we`ve had a lot of inexperienced referees and I think we`ve paid the price again.

“I think it won`t be the last time we suffer at the hands of an inexperienced referee.

“I`ve no complaints about the penalty, although I`ll have to see it again.

“My first thought was he was going to send Robbie (Williams) off but if you think about it logically, the lad`s stood behind Robbie so he hasn`t played him onside.

“Someone else must have played him onside, so that takes away the fact that he`s the last man.”

Williams recieved the straight red card for a professional foul inside the box after Barnet’s Albert Adomah had been put through, but Coleman wasn’t impressed and now will miss ‘Rocky’ for three games.

After three and a half hours travelling to Underhill for Stanley, 27 seconds were all that was needed for Barnet to open the scoring. Coleman continued: “It was a silly goal to concede and but we rallied round after the first 20 minutes and absolutely pummelled them for 25 minutes until our deserved equaliser.

“Again, we`ve missed a great chance to take the lead like we did last week and then we`re punished with the second.”