OLD Bar coach Jason Morrissey considered ordering his players off the field at one point in the second half of the Group Three Rugby League grand final.
Morrissey was fuming with referee Zac Schembri's handling of the game, won 49-16 by Wauchope.
"This is not sour grapes,'' he said at fulltime.
"Wauchope's been the best side and congratulations to Robbie (Trembath) and everyone. But to let that kid (Schembri) referee like that - I honestly felt like for the first time in my life ordering the boys off. It was wrong.
"It's hard because we do need referees. But he wrecked a good game of football there.
"Wauchope's been the best side, but I think we could have beaten them if the referee was up to scratch. It was disgraceful.
"We had five players sin binned and two sent off. Okay the boys were ill-disciplined towards the end but that's because they were frustrated.''
Morrissey believes referees from outside the area should control the grand final.
"What I would like to see is neutral referees from Group Two or somewhere like that.
"They wouldn't know anyone, they come down and do a fair job and you don't get a disgraceful spectacle like we had here today.''
Morrissey said Old Bar's week was unsettled with prop Kyle Cochrane initially getting the all clear to play, before then being ruled out because of suspension.
However, he praised the effort his players put in and said there are promising signs for the future for Old Bar.
"Despite all the disruptions you can't fault the players,'' he said.
"We've got a gutsy side and I'm really proud of them. They reckon you have to lose a grand final before you win one and there's a good nucleus there to work with.''
Morrissey confirmed he won't be seeking the coaching role in 2014.
"We might have the new coach watching us today,'' he said.
The club has been linked with a coach from the Group Two area.
"I'll stay involved,'' Morrissey added.
"I want to help this club win a premiership.''