Murdoch fuming with ref
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The financially crippled Dons were already up against it, trailing the league leaders 1-0, when referee Ryan sent off goalkeeper Steve Banks for handling outside the area - although the keeper insists the ball struck his chest.
To add insult to considerable injury, the man in the middle then sent off Mark Williams for dissent as he protested against the decision.
Ryan had earlier chalked off a goal from Ben Chorley and the catalogue of events were too much for a beleaguered Murdoch to stomach.
"I know I will get into trouble for this, but I thought the referee wanted to be the centre of the show," fumed Murdoch.
"Well, I hope he got some satisfaction from that. I'm just being honest. I thought he was weak and his decisions were unjust.
"Is it easier for referees to give decisions against young players?
"We finished with nine men and all but one of them were playing for the Under-19s last season.
"It was Norwich versus nine-man Wimbledon Under-19s.
"What else can possibly happen to us?"