Chris Hardy was not a happy man following the conclusion of yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Witton Albion.

He bemoaned the standard of officiating in the game and was not particularly pleased with the way Albion also tried to deal with the game.

The manager showed his frustrations post match and certainly made his anger known.

“I must confess that I’m fuming,” Hardy stated.

“It’s not against our players and team but it’s the way the game seemed to be managed both from an officiating point of view and from an opposition point of view.

“I felt that for a lot of period’s in the game, they were trying to referee the game which is a shame because there wasn’t a lot in the game of two halves.”

Despite being disappointed with the officiating side of proceedings, Hardy did go on to praise his sides’ performance in the second half.

Whitby found themselves a goal down at half-time thanks to a Danny McKenna penalty, however Matthew Tymon’s audacious effort pulled the Blues level within seconds of the restart.

“Barring the first half penalty, I feel that we could have gone in at 0-0,” Hardy admitted.

“We were much better in the second half and it wasn’t a game of many chances.

“There wasn’t ever one dominant side and it was a fairly even game overall but it feels slightly like and opportunity missed to take all three points.”

A particularly pleasing aspect to the performance was the individual display of Matty Tymon, who was the scorer of the Seasiders’ equaliser.

Following an impressive pre-season from the striker, he would have been aiming to push on and he certainly did that.

“It was a great goal from Matty,” said Hardy.

“I also thought that he was excellent overall. He led the line well and contested things well.

“Hopefully he can stay in that vain of form and that goal will certainly help him going forwards.”