Lisbie robbed by errant whistle
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kevin Lisbie was bemused after a rogue whistle blower denied him a chance to score.
Norwich striker Kevin Lisbie was left bemused after a rogue whistle blower denied him the opportunity to open the scoring in Norwich's 1-0 win at Ipswich.
Paul McVeigh's pass sent the Charlton loan signing through on goal only for Lisbie to delay long enough to allow Town defender Richard Naylor to check his run.
Lisbie revealed his indecision was caused by a whistle from the crowd, which he initially thought had come from referee Lee Mason.
"The lads stopped a couple of times because we thought the referee had blown," said Lisbie.
"To be fair it did put a doubt in my mind because you don't want to play on and then get booked.
"To say I wasn't happy is an understatement and that was why the gaffer was out to speak with the officials who perhaps didn't know what was going on."
Canaries manager Nigel Worthington, who was was quick to vent his frustrations on the fourth official after the incident, was left disappointed after Lisbie failed to score his second goal for the Norfolk club.
"It's disappointing when you get that happening in the crowd," said Worthington.
"I'm sure the people at Ipswich Town would not be happy about it but these things can happen anywhere.
"The whistle went twice, Kevin had a great chance and he should have stuck the ball away in the net regardless but if he had done that he would most likely have ended up with a booking."