FC Humber United need to beat bottom side Teversal this weekend, to maintain any realistic hopes of survival this season.

Despite noticeable improvements under manager David Haley in recent weeks, Humber have failed to put crucial points on the board.

“It’s very hard to look forward to Saturday’s fixture and remain positive after all the poor refereeing decisions that are piling up against us”, explained Haley.

Last weeks refereeing decision seems to be the worst and most impactful of the lot. 

The linesman later stated the goal should’ve been given, following the conclusion of the match. Footage shows it was actually Eddie Wileman pushed in the build up to the goal, not a Clipstone player.

“I was gutted for the lads again on Saturday who responded well to the few choice words and the change of formation at half time”, Haley said in praise of his team.

With evident frustration Haley expanded, “it was a great header from Durks and if you look closely it was in fact Eddie that got pushed when the ball is crossed in, not one of their players”.

This decision alone means the gap between Humber and safety is now 12 instead of single digits.

A combination of unfavourable refereeing decisions and lack of potency in front of goal, have been Humber’s downfall in recent weeks. Any further slip ups now, would make the gap at the bottom unassailable and condemn Humber to relegation.

“It just seems that the referees are against us in every fixture at the moment and they don’t want us to win the game. Hopefully this will change on Saturday”, Haley said in hope rather than expectation.

The Selby based side will look to bounce back from last weeks defeat, by getting their revenge on a Teversal side which beat them earlier on in the season.

Humber shipped seven that day, in a 7-4 away defeat. But with the way Humber have been defending recently, you’d back them to win the match if they scored four goals again.

“Our opponents, Teversal beat us early on in the season so this won’t be an easy fixture for us”, Haley expressed, with a balanced view of the contest.

Haley refuses to underestimate a side which have conceded an embarrassing 21 goals, in their last two league games.

Teversal have only recorded six points all season and half of those came against Humber earlier on in the season.

“We need to start on the front foot, defend how we have been doing but be more of a threat up front and create more chances. Let’s all hope for a decent referee, fingers crossed”.

There are doubts over midfielder George Cull, who suffered a head injury in last weeks fixture. Striker Louis Blackwell will look to feature this week, after not getting any minutes on the pitch against Clipstone.

Humber will need all their attacking reinforcements this weekend, as they desperately need goals and points to start some positive momentum.

Come down and support the lads this weekend, in this must win encounter.

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January 27, 2022