Horn hits out after penalty confusion

Berwick manager Robbie Horn admitted to being '˜totally devastated' after his side suffered a controversial injury time penalty defeat at the hands of Clyde at Shielfield on Saturday.

Monday, 12th February 2018, 08:38 am
Updated Monday, 12th February 2018, 08:41 am
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But it was not the award of the spot kick he felt aggrieved about, it was the manner in which it was scored.

For David Goodwillie, who had been fouled, appeared to stop as he went to take the kick. Goalkeeper Robbie McCrorie committed himself and the former Scottish Internationalist netted in the opposite corner.

Horn was firmly of the opinion that the goal should have been disallowed. He remonstrated with referee Stephen Brown afterwards but the goal was allowed to stand.

“It is a disgraceful way to lose a match,” said Horn. “I am totally devastated and the players are completely shellshocked, because I think we at least deserved a draw.

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“I know we can play a lot better, but I thought we were worth a point.

“Goodwillie appeared to slip, stopped and then kicked the ball,” he added. “My understanding of the rules is he is not allowed to do that, it has to be all one movement. And I am also told there is no retake of the penalty.

“It’s heartbreaking, because I thought the lads put in a great shift.

“We have had several decisions go against us in recent games, and it’s frustrating because they have cost us points.

“We now have a difficult game coming up at Peterhead next week and we have to pick ourselves up for that one.”