Miners travelled up to Cumbria with a patched up squad with seven lads making their debuts for the first team , so they knew things would be tough against a quality team.What they didn't expect was the treatment they got from the ref ,from talking to many people in the game its not the first time this ref as been friendly with the home side , and apparently he was more than abusive with a senior respected Miners official after the game ( more to come on that one ).Now wether its 8 ,10 or 12 mins played extra unless for serious injury that amount of extra time is unheard of in RL unless the ref and Brow coaching staff have links with Alex Ferguson.Now I must state I was not at the game but my son played and in his words " I have never felt so much disgust for a match official in all my years playing the game "Miners were never going to win the game but if anyone from the Brow can take any pride in that result and not admit help from the ref then they are not the good RL folk we have come to expect over the years .
This will be the senior well respected member when we played at miners and the language and commentary over the mike was disgusting for all the first half and the start of the second half from him and another respect member until a committee member for miners went and had a word. as for the ref you obviously don't know him as he would not give the brow anything if he could help it, you are mistaking him for when he refs the egremont games. yes miners did come with a weaker team but that was down to the miners playing going on a stag do and had nothing to do with the brow that is down to commitment from the team. after saying that the miners team never gave up and they can take pride from that.