Burnley boss Dyche: Referee affected result against West Brom

first_imgBurnley manager Sean Dyche claimed the 2-2 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday was affected by referee Mike Dean.The Clarets were unable to collect all three points despite taking a two goal advantage in the first half, with the former Watford boss rueing decisions made in the build up to the Baggies’ equaliser.Burnley were also denied a penalty when the ball appeared to strike the hand of Gareth McCauley, and the 43-year-old expressed his disappointment with conceding from two corners.“We’re disappointed with the two set pieces; we do think we’re good at that,” said Dyche. “This season’s been harder because of the quality and because often teams are physically very big like they were today.“Usually Tony’s teams are physically very big. I don’t like to over question referees, but I thought there was a foul leading up to the second set piece on David Jones who got an elbow to the back of the head.“How we didn’t get a penalty was a surprise, but it happens – those margins are fine.“I very rarely mentioned it about referees but I think today it did affect the game.“Other than about 15, maybe 20 minutes of the second half when the game got a bit rough and tumble, I thought we were excellent overall. If you took the goals out of it and watched that game, I think people would say there was only one team who was going to win.“I’m pleased with the performance make no mistake. The edge to it is that we couldn’t get the ball over the line when we have liked to have done.”last_img read more

Women’s Soccer Holds Minnesota To 0-0 Draw

first_imgBox Score DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s soccer team held the Minnesota Gophers scoreless for a 0-0 draw, that was played in three, 30-minute periods on Saturday evening at the Cownie Soccer Complex in the Bulldogs’ final exhibition game. “We spent a large portion of the game on defense, but I think we did a really good job if one person got beat everyone else recovered for them,” said Drake head coach Lindsey Horner. “I thought we were organized and were hard to break down. Overall, we got better as the game wore on and gained valuable game fitness.” The Bulldogs open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 19 when they travel to North Dakota State. “North Dakota State always does well in its conference so it will be a good even match to start the season and one that we will have to be prepared for,” said Horner. The Bulldogs had one last chance to score the game-winning goal in the final minute but Ali Smith’s header off an excellent corner kick by Hurt went just wide. The Bulldogs had one of their chances to get on the board in the 47th-minute but MU’s Tarah Hobbs saved a shot from Mariah Northrop.After 60 minutes of action the game remained scoreless with a combined three shots taken in the second period.  Print Friendly Version The Gophers came out aggressive, tallying six corner kick and four shot, but the Bulldog defense handled the pressure extremely well to end the first period scoreless, 0-0. Drake’s lone shot of the period came from Kasey Hurt which ended up going wide. In the final period, the Gophers managed to put more pressure back on the Bulldogs’ defense. Brooke Dennis came up with five saves to keep Minnesota off the board.last_img read more

Demitri Patterson runs for nearly 300 yards as Arcata beats Central Valley

first_imgARCATA >> In a game that was littered with penalty flags left and right, the only thing that was more frequent than yellow laundry on the field was Demitri Patterson running the ball.Over and over and over again, it was Patterson shouldering the brunt the Tigers’ offensive play calls. And he was more than able to keep things going even as his number of carries went up and up.Patterson carried the ball a whopping 48 times to the tune 294 yards and three touchdowns as the Arcata High football …last_img read more