Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 2 West Ham 2. Costly lapses, wretched refereeing

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M Salut writes: at 2-0, with management of the Sunderland AFC in wretched disarray, how many of us were really confident it would stay that way? Yet it should have got better, putting the game beyond West Ham’s reach, if only Borini had buried his great chance. Instead, we went in at the interval at 2-1 after Moses had all the time in the world to set up his cross and Borini could do nothing to stop Carl Jenkinson scoring. Pete Sixsmith worried at half time that the miss would prove costly and he was right, despite going home chuffed with the “best performance of the season”.

With spectacular inconsistency, Neil Swarbrick then sent off Lens, scorer of our sublime second, for a second yellow while looking on benignly when Mark Noble’s crude block on Borini should have made it 10-a-side. Quite scandalous refereeing. With Pantilimon’s weak parry allowing the Hammers to equalise, we had to settle for a point and thank Man City for walloping the Mags to lift us off bottom . …

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Oct 3 2015: SAFC (2) 2 West Ham United (1) 2 Dick can be proud of his (?) players

September 26 2015: Manchester United (1) 3 SAFC (0) 0 Routine for United thanks to defensive errors

September 22 2015: League Cup: SAFC (0) 1 Manchester City (4) City’s brilliance aided by pathetic Sunderland defending or Defence horribly exposed by a rampant City or Not on the same planet as City

September 19 2015: AFC Bournemouth (2) 2 SAFC (0) 0 Couldn’t recover from a truly abysmal start

September 13 2015: SAFC (0) 0 Tottenham Hotpsur (0) 1 Vastly improved performance not reflected by result

August 29 2015: Aston Villa (2) 2 SAFC (1) 2 * M’Vila and Lens snatch a shaky point

August 25 2015: League Cup 2nd round: SAFC (3) 6 Exeter City (3) 3 Young hearts run free in second half

August 22 2015: SAFC (0) 1 Swansea City (1) 1 Gloom lifting after a more determined performance

August 15 2015: SAFC (0) 1 Norwich City (2) 3 I’ve seen some shockers in my time …

August 8 2015: Leicester City (3) 4 SAFC (0) 2 No encouragement to take from this shocker

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2 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: SAFC 2 West Ham 2. Costly lapses, wretched refereeing”

  1. Ah , the one that got away . We should have buried this game in the first half . Borini’s miss allowed the curse to get its grip and the script was quickly reintroduced . We all know the script by now , pathetic almost biased refereeing ,defensive/ goal keeping errors , chances missed coming back to haunt us and a golden opportunity missed . We played well , we deserved to win , we didnt , the mags were humiliated etc etc etc . I’m off to watch the rugby ……

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