LEAM Richardson expressed his frustration with the officials after Accrington Stanley were denied victory at Barnet by a controversial penalty.

Ian Dunbavin saved Mark Byrne’s initial spot kick but the Stanley keeper was adjudged to have moved off his line, and Byrne netted the retaken penalty. The Reds had earlier gone ahead through Rommy Boco.

Former Holland international Edgar Davids was sent off in the final five minutes for a foul on Stanley debutant James Beattie, his second bookable offence.

Richardson said: “If you look at penalties over the weekend, they will be exactly the same. There is no consistency.

“I think you will have a retaken penalty every single time.

“It’s a great save and he makes him retake it.

“I thought the referee was poor all night, he was very poor and he summed it up by sending off one of their lads just to get a name in his book.

“We’ve had two goals disallowed, we’ve had a penalty retaken and they’ve added three minutes of injury time when there were subs, a couple of injuries and a sending off.

“We do try to defend them, being an official is a rock hard job but sometimes they don’t do themselves any favours.”