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Turner: defeat left a very bitter taste
RAY Turner described FC Clacton’s FA Cup exit as his darkest day as Seasiders manager.
His battling side saw their cup adventure grind to a halt after losing 3-1 at North Greenford United, in a second qualifying round replay on Tuesday night.
However, Turner said the setback left a “bitter taste” as three major refereeing decisions went against his team.
Greenford were awarded a debatable penalty and then Lee Peacock had two goals disallowed – one for offside and one for a foul.
“I felt we were the better side throughout,” said Turner, whose troops now have to bounce back in time for a Thurlow Nunn League premier division encounter at home to Newmarket on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
“That’s not me being biased.
“Anyone who knows me knows I’m an honest guy.
“I speak from the heart and I speak the truth.
“If we’d been outplayed, outclassed and beaten by the better side I’d be the first to say so, but I don’t think that was the case.
“I thought we played really well and deserved a lot more out of it.
“It was my worst experience as Clacton manager."
For the full story and more FC Clacton coverage, see this week's Gazette.
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