MOSSLEY joint manager Dave Wild felt questionable refereeing decisions cost his side after a gut-wrenching last-gasp defeat at Newcastle Town on Saturday.

The hosts bagged the only goal of the game in the seventh minute of stoppage time through Michael Conlon to seal all three points in Evo-Stik West but Wild was annoyed the goal came two minutes beyond the five that had been displayed by the fourth official.

And there had also been a controversial early red card for Logan Jeff which meant Mossley had to play for more than 75 minutes with 10 men.

Wild told the club’s website: “We’ve played over 75 minutes with 10 men because of a red card that just wasn’t a red card.

“We were stood next to a linesman who has openly said it’s not a red card only for the referee to blank him.

“There’s no point in him being there if he’s not listened to. We questioned the decision with the referee and were met with silence.

“The board has gone up for five minutes of added time and they score in the 97th minute. Where has the two extra minutes come from?

“I asked the referee and he said the two extra minutes came from the celebration from the goal, yet those two minutes were already on the watch.

“Credit to Newcastle Town, they got the win and this isn’t about them. That decision was one too many.”

In Hallmark Security League First Division North, Chadderton won 4-2 at home against Garstang thanks to goals from William Shawcross, James Dwyer, Joseph Richards and Omar Camara.

Meanwhile, Avro exited the FA Vase on home soil at the third-round stage when two goals inside 60 seconds in the final eight minutes saw West Auckland Town win 2-0