ALDERSHOT Town manager Tommy Widdrington fumed at referee Andrew Miller’s performance as York City secured a crucial 1-0 victory on Saturday.

Lenell John-Lewis’ last-ditch header earned York a vital three points in their battle against relegation from the Vanarama National League, defeating an Aldershot side who had managed five wins from their previous six matches.

Widdrington fumed at the referee’s display and believed that Thierry Latty-Fairweather should have been shown a red card in 14th minute after a rash challenge on Ryan Glover, and has demanded that the officiating is reviewed by those in power.

“We have to take it on the chin, we didn’t deserve to win the game and we weren’t at our usual fluent selves,” Widdrington admitted to the Aldershot media team.

“You get to the latter stages in the game and you just want to see it out, you want to make it out, because there were three very poor teams.

“Us, them and the ones in the middle, it was just not good enough from anybody.

“The precedence set by him (Miller, the referee) not doing the right thing on the challenge on Ryan Glover early in the game, I’ve been in the game for a very long time and that’s a red card in any era.

“It’s a naughty challenge, and then five minutes later he kicks the ball away.

“I said to the fourth official that we were getting yellow cards like it was confetti, thrown at us over anything. It just seems to have all gone away, there’s numerous things I could mention about the officials but it is a waste of time, it’s like talking to a brick wall.

“I really don’t know what you can or can’t do anymore, it’s a subject that’s not even worth talking about but it needs to be looked at by the people that appoint these lads because we’ve had so many this season which are below the level of the game.

“It really needs looking at.”

Widdrington also displayed his frustration at Josh Barrett’s late miss which saw Aldershot miss out on a potential draw, and claimed that the game simply meant more for the Minstermen, declaring that City were not as good as the Shots despite the final result.

“He should score, it’s the best chance of the game and the only chance of the game for both sides really.

“If I’m going to take a positive out of today, it’s that young Dylan Kadji has shown his versatility and can play in two positions for us, which we knew anyway.

“I thought that he was one of our best performers. I just asked the lads, would we have played like that at home? Because I very much doubt it.

“I can’t put my finger on it. Maybe for York in their eyes this game was a bigger game, because of where they are in the table.

“But it’s too many times that we’ve chucked points away against teams that, relatively speaking, are not as good as us.”