Redbridge boss disappointed with red cards
PUBLISHED: 13:05 22 December 2014 | UPDATED: 13:05 22 December 2014
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Motormen manager unhappy with heavy Brightlingsea loss
Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross was disappointed with proceedings at Brightlingsea Regent on Saturday, as his side fell to a 4-0 defeat in the Ryman North.
Jordan Heath scored for the hosts after 18 minutes and the Motormen conceded three times in the second period, Heath adding another before Ben Newson struck a brace.
Bostry Bansende received a red card in the 66th minute for the visitors before Vinny Murphy was also sent off late on.
And Ross felt Bansende’s dismissal, minutes after Brightlingsea had scored their second, played a part in the defeat at North Road.
He said: “The sending off definitely affected the game. The referee gave a yellow to Bostry in the first half and I don’t know what for.
“He played and won the ball and for some reason the referee deemed it reckless.
“Then second half we were standing by the touchline with the board about to take him off - because the referee was a bit quick to book people.
“We thought he could give Bostry another, and then just as we are about to do it, he makes a tackle and instead of giving him a warning he gives him another yellow.”
Ross anticipated a tough match with various first team players suspended – including captain Mark Nougher, Charlie Parish and Leon Smith.
He revealed Redbridge had some opportunities to equalise before Heath scored his second after 61 minutes.
“It wasn’t a good performance and we had loads of players out,” added Ross.
“We had about five or six so it was always going to be a difficult afternoon, but we had a couple of decent chances.
“We could easily have equalised, but overall in the 90 minutes they were better than us. It is two crucial players we have lost for games coming up now as well.
“He actually gave Vinny a second yellow for a foul he didn’t make, so it is disappointing, and we can’t appeal that either because we don’t have any video evidence.”
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