Glasgow City question referee’s failure to award penalty

Pic: Phil McCloy | Scotzine.com

Pic: Phil McCloy | Scotzine.com

Glasgow City kicked off their SWPL campaign with a 3-2 win over Rangers at Petershill Park, goals from Sarah Crilly, Jo Love and Eilish McSorley gave the reigning champions all three points. However, Glasgow City were less than impressed with the refereeing display from Jennifer Carberry after the whistler refused to award two penalties and then failed to rule out a Rangers goal when goalscorer Megan Foley had handled the ball in the lead up to it.

Speaking to striker Suzanne Malone after the match, who was involved in both penalty claims, she said: “I think there were decisions that went wrong for both teams. I think they [Rangers] are saying that one of our goals shouldn’t have been a goal. But yeah a definite penalty. But you just have to get on with it and I think shouting at the referee doesn’t really help, it kind of just turns them against you so we got on with it and ended up getting the three points.”

City head coach Eddie Wolecki Black was bewildered over the decision not to award the second claim for a penalty, he added: “I can understand them maybe missing the handball for Rangers second goal and maybe can understand them missing the first one [penalty claim]but they certainly can’t miss the second penalty. I can’t understand how anyone can miss that one, the whole ground saw that one.”

New Rangers Ladies manager Angie Hinds agreed that there was a ‘number of concerns’ over the decisions, she said: “Just let’s say it was a challenging game for the referee today, it was difficult, it was a physical match. Certainly myself and Eddie had some concerns about a number of decisions but that’s the way it goes.”


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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