“Referee was poor” says Culter boss

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Culter co-manager Andy Gibson was critical of referee Calum Spence’s performance in last weekend’s 1-0 win over Banks o’ Dee.

Culter progressed to the 2nd Round of the McLeman Cup courtesy of a Ryan Stott penalty but Gibson admitted that even that decision was generous.

Spence was adjudged to have made a number of errors throughout the match, which angered both Culter and Banks o’ Dee officials.

Gibson said: “The referee was poor. The penalty we were given was soft, but we also had a blatant penalty turned down in the second half when Alan Youngson was knocked clean out and the referee waved play on.

“The referee’s job is a tough job but I don’t think they use any common sense these days.”

Gibson was delighted his side were able to record a clean sheet and record their second win in as many weeks.

He added: “It was a good win although it was a bit of a scrappy game, but it’s always great to gcome away with a clean sheet.”

Culter will be looking to keep their winning run going when they entertain Hall Russell United at Crombie Park on Saturday (March 26) in the Superleague.

United currently sit at the top of the league on 37 points, 19 points ahead of Culter who have played six games less.

Gibson has challenged his players to raise their game and show they can become serious title contenders with a victory over United on Saturday.

“Saturday is a big game for us, they are top of the league and have been on a very good run.

“United are a big side and have been very tight at the back so it is up to us to get at them and try and get the 3 points as it is important to try and get a run going now.”