Oct 24 2012 By Guy Martin
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HAYES & Yeading boss Nas Bashir said his side felt ‘burgled’ by refereeing decisions after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Borehamwood.
A sensational start became a nightmare as United lost a two-goal lead and ended with nine players to miss out on a dream first round tie against Brentford.
The hosts scored twice in the opening five minutes, the first on 16 seconds, but somehow slid to a controversial Kingfield defeat.
Crucially, Kudus Oyenuga received a second yellow card for simulation early in the second-half and was followed down the tunnel later by Tom Cadmore.
“We feel like we’ve been burgled,” said a furious Bashir. “We feel sick. We wanted to get through, to do well for the club, but key decisions have cost us.
“It [Oyenuga’s claim] is definitely a penalty. We had two of our guys sent off and we have three other bookings. We’ve not got a violent team.”
Bashir compared this to two bookings for Borehamwood, and said the decisions caused a turnaround, which seemed implausible on four minutes.
By that time United were already two goals to the good as a Danny Wishart free-kick doubled the hosts’ advantage after Jerome Anderson had opened the scoring.
It remained 2-0 until a chaotic 31st minute in which Borehamwood hit the crossbar and moments later scored through Mauro Wilhete, who fired home with Bashir appealing for offside.
United held a 2-1 lead going into the break but were dealt a blow with more than half an hour to play as Oyenuga received his second yellow of the match after going down in the penalty area.
It was always going to be tough for the hosts with 10 men and they held on until the 78th minute when Ben Nunn’s long-range shot took a deflection on its way in to level the score.
A minute later the comeback was complete as substitute Omer Riza scored the winner and Hayes & Yeading then saw Cadmore receive his second yellow card to join Oyenuga in taking an early bath.