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CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Fey reveals Hogg apology
BLUEBIRDS assistant boss Richard Fey was disappointed with Gloucester City for playing on from a throw-in after his side had put it out for an injury to a Tigers player in yesterday’s FA Cup clash.
In the dying stages at Whaddon Road, Chippenham keeper Conor Thompson threw the ball out of play after Gloucester’s Will Morford went down with a knock but despite his captain Matt Coupe appearing to order him to return possession to the Bluebirds, the Tigers’ Lewis Hogg launched an attack for the hosts.
Around 30 seconds later, Gloucester snatched a dramatic winner and Fey revealed that Hogg apologised to him after the game.
“One of our players has put the ball out but they’ve taken the throw-in and you’d expect them to give it back. It ends up a goal kick, we kick it out and they head it back in and score,” said the Chippenham assistant boss.
“I spoke to Hoggy and he was out of order and he’s admitted it but that’s football - they’re in to the next round and we’ve got to accept it.
“I think it had 0-0 written all over it but there you go.
“All the best to them in the next round – Boris (Dave Mehew, Gloucester manager) is a good mate of mine and I hope they do well.”
Fey was full of praise for the vocal Bluebirds following that supported the team during yesterday’s cup defeat.
He added: “The support were outstanding and they didn’t shut up all game – there must have been a couple of hundred and they backed us all game.
“They were vocal and absolutely brilliant and I hope they back us and get behind us for the rest of the season now.
“I think people thought that we’d come and play 4-5-1 to try and get a draw but we came and had a go and the boys were brilliant from start to finish.
“Who would have thought it three months ago that we’d have this cup run and get this far?
“We never thought we’d bring in as much money as we did for the cup and now we’ve got to get our heads up for Sholing next Saturday.”
The Bluebirds host Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South and West outfit Sholing in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy next weekend.
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