FOOTBALL: Cooper rage at Horn dismissal; STRANRAER 2 FORFAR 0.FORFAR boss Neil Cooper blasted referee Alan Gemmill for sending off Loons midfielder
In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). Robbie Horn with just four minutes left.
Horn was red-carded for handling just outside his box as the home side pushed forward in search of a third goal and it certainly seemed a soft decision.
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Adv. 1. , the Forfar boss said: "He did not look to be the last man - there were people behind him. That is why I feel it was a bad decision."
Cooper added that he could not tell from where he was whether or not Horn had handled the ball Handled the ball is a method of dismissal in the sport of cricket. Definition
Law 33 of the Laws of cricket provides that:
"Either batsman is out Handled the ball if he wilfully touches the ball while in play with a hand or hands not holding the bat unless he does .
Dave Bowman followed Horn off the park just seconds later after picking up his second yellow card for disputing the decision.
Cooper said: "Officials have to realise their decisions affect players' livelihoods, their bonuses and everything else.
"They can make their way home after the game and forget about it.
"But the manager, players and coaches have families as well and livelihoods to earn and I am disappointed from that point of view.
"But we threw the game away at the end of the day. Stranraer looked much better.
"We had chances at 1-0 to get back into it but you cannot afford to give goals away."
Home hero Ian Harty Ian McGuinness Harty is a Scottish footballer who has recently joined English League Two side Darlington after a long spell in the lower Football Leagues of Scotland. External links
fired his side into a 49th-minute lead then snuffed out a late Forfar challenge with an 84th-minute penalty.
Blues boss Billy McLaren opted out of a post-match inquest inquest, in law, a body of men appointed by law to inquire into certain matters. The term also refers to the inquiry itself as well as to the findings of the inquiry. .
However, his assistant David Farrell David William Farrell (born November 11 1971 in Birmingham, England) is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for Burton Albion, having recently left Boston United. said: "Overall it was a comfortable victory."