Wilkins fumes at officials after nine-man Blues lose

SENT OFF: Liam Wales, who was dismissed late on for violent conduct
SENT OFF: Liam Wales, who was dismissed late on for violent conduct
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RYMAN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Hampton and Richmond Borough 3 Bury Town 0: Manager Richard Wilkins was fuming at the officials after two Bury Town youngsters were sent off at Hampton and Richmond Borough.

With eight absentees, five 16-year-olds made their debuts for a severely-depleted Blues, who were left with nine men at the end of their 3-0 defeat after red cards for Liam Wales and Tanner Call.

A hat-trick for the hosts’ Belal Aite-Ouakrim sealed the result in their favour, leaving Bury 12th in the Ryman League Premier Division.

“We were left very frustrated with the officials,” said Wilkins, who had top scorer Billy Clark and captain Tom Bullard among his host of absentees. “It’s happened too much at this level — it doesn’t make for good sport, it was just embarrassing.”

Ryan Jolland was thrown into the team for a surprise debut, while fellow teenagers Callum Finch and Joffy Anselmi also made the starting line-up for their first appearances for the senior side.

Aite-Ouakrim curled the ball over Marcus Garnham from 12 yards to put Hampton in front eight minutes in.

The Blues’ best chance came when Anselmi completely missed his kick from a cross by Anthony Roulston and Hampton doubled their lead five minutes before the break when Aite-Ouakrim stabbed the ball home in a goalmouth scramble.

Aite-Ouakrim slotted the ball in four minutes after the interval to complete his treble and the evening’s scoring, but Wales (violent conduct) and Call (dangerous play) were controversially dismissed in the closing stages.

Wilkins added: “I’ve got an 18-year-old (Wales) who is going to miss three games when there was nothing in it and Tanner Call made a great tackle on their 10 — one-footed, on the ground and got the ball.”

Bury: Garnham, Jolland (Call 78), Bennett, Kennedy, Finch, Bailey-Dennis, Wales, Whight, Roulston, Patrick, Anselmi (Collins 35). Att: 139.

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