Howe: Cherries were fortunate

29 December 2009 11:50
Liam Feeney cancelled out Scott Rendell's opener before Brett Pitman's controversial stoppage-time spot-kick turned the match.

The penalty award, for a push by Torquay centre-back Chris Robertson on Pitman, prompted Gulls manager Paul Buckle to storm onto the pitch and vent his anger at referee Jarnail Singh, who had booked 12 players in a tetchy, ill-tempered game.

Howe, who was similarly frustrated with the referee's performance, said: "The penalty decision could have gone either way. I have seen them given and not given. Fortunately it went our way.

"There were not many bad tackles in the game and it was a shame to see so many yellow cards flying around.

"You want the game to flow if possible. But the play was broken up when it did not have to be."

Source: Team_Talk

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