Corries frustrated in Mursley stalemate

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Tring Corinthians 0
 Mursley 0

Tring Corinthians extended their long unbeaten league run but dropped two points in a drab encounter with Mursley.

Chances were few and far between for both sides but Ryan Sturges saw a low drive saved and Ben Gomm dragged a shot wide from the edge of the area.

The visitors’ greatest threat came from set pieces – one header hitting the Corries bar and the other the back of the net, only for the assistant referee raise his flag for offside.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first, but Corries were forced into a change as Gomm came off injured to be replaced by Matt Gunary – and the substitute was at the centre of a moment of controversy.

Tring broke from the middle of the park and Gunary surged forward, putting the ball into the net – only for the referee to then blow the whistle and pull the play back to the halfway line for a head injury to one of the visiting players.

Corries manager Simon Lacey said: “The disallowed goal was a bewildering decision. If a player has a head injury, then stop play instantly, rather than blow as the ball is goal bound.

“However, we probably didn’t do enough to justify a win today. We didn’t pass well enough or work their keeper enough.

“We need to work harder and do better in the weeks to come.”