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FOOTBALL: Cooper rage at Horn dismissal; STRANRAER 2 FORFAR 0.

FORFAR boss Neil Cooper blasted referee Alan Gemmill for sending off Loons midfielder 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.

Waiting outside the referee's room for an explanation afterwards, 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.

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 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.

However, his assistant David Farrell said: "Overall it was a comfortable victory."
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 24, 2001
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