BATLEY BULLDOGS coach Matt Diskin was unhappy with the performance of referee Jonathan Roberts after the 42-14 defeat at Featherstone Rovers.
The Kingstone Press Championship game included 34 penalties – 18 of them against Batley – and Diskin’s side had Dane Manning and Tom Lillycrop sin-binned, along with Rovers’ Chris Ulugia.
Featherstone’s first score was a penalty try and Diskin said: “It was a very poorly officiated game.
“I don’t think either coach will have been happy with that referee’s performance, I thought it was terrible.
“We have got a level of accountability. That bloke will go again refereeing next week and everybody will think hunky dory with no level of accountability.”
The loss two days ago ended Batley’s three-game winning run.
“In the first half I thought we played well,” Diskin said.
“We were starved of possession in the early part of the game and Featherstone were clinical. They got a dubious penalty try and then a couple of close-range tries.
“The majority of tries we conceded were in and around the ruck and goal line which is frustrating because you don’t think the opposition’s earned them. It’s more a lapse of concentration or discipline on our part.”