This was further compounded by a school boy error from Crowe to gift them a goal and the ball was also headed out of Ricky's hands by one of their players.
The first half was a well matched entertaining performance by both teams, a good first half by players and officials.
As the game progressed the officials performance nose dived, probably as a result of the constant moaning and swearing from the yellow army.
The rain soaked first half was lit up by some fine play and at times superb passing from both teams.
Edgware Town look like a club about to die and their team played like they were taking a last gasp at survival, at times they looked desperate and that desperation showed in a level of determination Canvey lacked, they fought for every ball and pushed, shoved, pulled and sniped their way to win the ball.
They were not the best side but they really wanted it, you could not ever accuse Canvey of not trying but tonight Edgware wanted it most.
There were some fine individual performances, Ricky in the first half showed what a great keeper he will be one day, however Crowes error and the penalties seemed to grind us down.
All that was left was for us to be denied a stonewall penalty ourselves to make it a miserable soaking night.
I sometimes wonder if our constant barracking of the officials does not get their backs up and increases the likelyhood of decisions going against us, at times tonight we spent more time slagging of the officials than supporting our players. I know the linesman heard and was annoyed by our support, I can bet he chatted to his mate about it at half time.
I also know we have great support with some very funny banter, why cant we focus on that?
We have to support our team and stop trying to intimidate the officials, it does us no favours!
Their solitary fan was in my view MOTM, there were lots of positives out there tonight, the result, the weather, the officials and the crap ground deflected from what was not a bad performance!
BRING ON SATURDAY!!!