REFEREE Lewis Mountain’s comedy of errors was no laughing matter for banished Worcester City manager John Snape.

Mountain infuriated both benches during Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Boldmere St Michaels with Snape dismissed from the technical area for his comments to the man in the middle as he came off at half-time.

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It is now likely Snape will have to serve a three-match touchline ban after Mountain confirmed the City gaffer had been sent off.

“I had a conversation with him (Mountain) walking across the pitch having been massively disappointed by the penalty decision (against City). I thought it was wrong,” said Snape.

“If they had got one two minutes before then I would have held up my hands, I thought that was a foul. To be fair to Levi (Andoh) he won the ball with his tackle and it went out for a corner.

“I blow hot and cold with referees like everyone does but the biggest thing for me is when they get assessed and seem to think they have to do something different. This game epitomised that.

“He spoiled what was already a disappointing game. Conditions did not help and a bit of common sense would not have gone amiss.”

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On the other big call, to send off Boldmere’s Cameron Gayle for a thundering challenge that led to Chris Withington being substituted, Snape added: “When Ash (Vincent, assistant manager) and I first talked, we felt it was a yellow.

“At the time I saw it from the stand, and I was probably the wrong side of it, I was not so sure but the information I got from behind the goal was that the tackle was high and late.

“As it was I felt the five and six (Harry Craven and Joe Lyng) should have gone for two bookable offences.”

Mistakes were not only the domain of the man in black with City keeper Sam Gilder letting in a deep straight free-kick from the halfway line.

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“Sam put his hands up as soon as he came in, he misjudged the flight of the ball,” said Snape.

“I don’t think he had a save to make in either half, nor did theirs.

“It was a mistake and a bad one, there is no hiding from that but once that went in, especially when they went down to 10 men, I expected us to have more of a go.

“It is a team game and we needed to carve out more chances in that final period.

“I back my goalkeeper and all of my players but at the moment there is something missing. We have to sort that out which is something we are working towards.

“Hopefully we can get in a new face this week but either way, four or five of us need to man up and stop these silly goals.

“I cannot remember a good goal that has been scored against us recently, that makes it all the more disappointing.

“There were still some half-decent performances, big K (Kaoui Attoumani) did well in the middle of the park with lots of energy in the first half, so did Chris Withington.

“Nyeko (Sinclair) did well at left-back, so did Levi despite picking up a booking and giving away a penalty. Even his yellow was, well, let's just say very harsh. The kid kicked the ball 40 yards and went over, it was a bad decision for me.”