Albion Sports undone by 'soft' penalties

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Stansfield conceded Albion Sports' first penalty with a tug on a Halifax Town shirt James Stansfield conceded Albion Sports' first penalty with a tug on a Halifax Town shirt

Albion Sports 0, FC Halifax Town 2

Halifax Town progressed to the semi-finals of the West Riding County Cup after being awarded two penalties against Albion Sports at Horsfall Stadium tonight.

One strike in each half was enough for the visitors to reach the last four and, while the Albion supporters may have felt aggrieved by the manner of their defeat, they could not argue that the Shaymen thoroughly deserved their victory.

Albion centre back James Stansfield tugged on a Town shirt in the area in the first half, earning himself a yellow card, and Dan Gardner sent the home keeper the wrong way.

Midway through the second period, another foul in the area led to Dale Johnson firing home from the spot.

Albion manager Kulwinder Sandhu said: “We played deep and within ourselves because I knew if we went all out attack against a side like Halifax we would get ripped apart.

"They had five or six first-team regulars and some squad players, so it was a strong side.

“They were better on the ball and we were beaten by the better team. But we only lost to two penalties and neither of them were stitched on. I’m not saying I haven’t seen them given before but they were soft decisions.

“We huffed and puffed but didn’t create any great chances, so Halifax were worthy winners but going out of a prestigious cup competition still hurts.”

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12:17pm Thu 29 Nov 12

a stansfield says...

Obviously Mr Whiting was not at the game and to say something he never saw is poor reporting to the public as JS had booth arms in the air and never pulled his shirt as the player ran at him so as an ex pro he stood his ground . what was he supposed to do wave him through. Sorry mr Whiting get you facts rite before you print in the future. And why didnt you mention the other penalty and a name in more detail which also was a terrible desicion by an inept referee who did his best to make sure Halifax won this game
Obviously Mr Whiting was not at the game and to say something he never saw is poor reporting to the public as JS had booth arms in the air and never pulled his shirt as the player ran at him so as an ex pro he stood his ground . what was he supposed to do wave him through. Sorry mr Whiting get you facts rite before you print in the future. And why didnt you mention the other penalty and a name in more detail which also was a terrible desicion by an inept referee who did his best to make sure Halifax won this game a stansfield
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7:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Albion Sports says...

The picture shown on this article is not the one taken at the match so you definitely know Mr Whiting wasn't there. There is a video of the match on the Albion Sports website see for yourself.

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The picture shown on this article is not the one taken at the match so you definitely know Mr Whiting wasn't there. There is a video of the match on the Albion Sports website see for yourself. www.albionsports.co. uk Albion Sports
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4:40pm Wed 12 Dec 12

JRT says...

ALBION SPORTS v. PONTEFRACT, (12 December) GAME POSTPONED
ALBION SPORTS v. PONTEFRACT, (12 December) GAME POSTPONED JRT
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