Sutton United boss Paul Doswell was fuming after two seemingly good goals were disallowed by the officials at Barrow on Saturday.

The U's were trailing 2-0 at half-time but a battling second-half performance went unrewarded as goals by Kenny Davis and Aswad Thomas were ruled out for offside.

Thomas did finally score in injury time but it proved a mere consolation as the U's returned from the 630-mile round trip empty handed.

"It's difficult to put words to what we've just seen really," a frustrated Doswell told SUFCtv. 

"We scored a goal four minutes into the second half and for some reason the referee and linesman - without any flag - decided after two minutes and 42 seconds that they wouldn't actually give the goal.

"We then scored another goal through Aswad Thomas and, again, that was disallowed for offside.

"We have seen Barrow's footage which shows that both goals were perfectly good goals.

"We then went on to hit the post, hit the bar and the minimum we deserved out of the game was a point.

"That was up there with one of the strangest games I've seen in my many years of management."

Doswell was incensed by the two poor decisions and let his views be known to referee Glen Hart who booked him for his protests.

The Sutton boss was further disheartened after speaking to the officials at the final whistle.

"They had no idea why they gave the decision they gave for the first goal," said Doswell.

"The linesman didn't put his flag up. The referee was running back to the halfway line, as was the linesman.

"The Barrow players were thinking it was a foul on the keeper, which it wasn't and then they say to me that it was offside.

"It's a bitter pill to swallow."

United's focus now turns to their Irn-Bru Cup third round clash with Bohemians on Saturday (October 13).