Boston United boss Jason Lee won’t appeal Weir-Daley and Fairclough red cards

Not appealing! Jason Lee.
Not appealing! Jason Lee.

BOSTON United boss Jason Lee says he is unlikely to appeal the red cards picked up by Ben Fairclough and Spencer Weir-Daley on Saturday.

The Pilgrims were knocked out of the FA Cup 3-1 at home to Altrincham after being reduced to nine men.

Fairclough received his marching orders 60 seconds after Mark Jones had handed United an 11th-minute, wildy lunging into a challenge with Matt Doughty.

And Weir-Daley saw red with the match poised at 1-1 in the second half, for an off-the-ball altercation with Jake Moult.

Despite the match being filmed by the club, Weir-Daley’s clash was missed by the camera.

Pilgrims forward Marc Newsham was on the spot and believes Moult hit the deck softly after he and Weir-Daley went head-to-head.

But with no footage of the incident, Lee believes it’s unlikely any appeal will be put in.

“I believe there was a little bit before,” the manager said.

“Obviously, the ref’s missed what’s happened before, and Spencer’s reacted to something.

“(The ref’s) seen Spencer’s reaction. I missed it myself.

“The reality is you rarely get a refreree’s decision overturned.

“Sometimes you can get a game (suspension) on top for questioning the powers that be.”

Fairclough’s challenge was rash.

It was his first red for Boston, but after a few let-offs already this season, the winger was riding his luck.

However, Lee says he won’t be able to alter Fairclough’s style.

He added: “You won’t change Ben.

“He travels at speed and his desire to close the ball down is a plus for us.

“It’s usually Ben who sparks us off by getting the ball back.

“He needs to be more careful, but normally you get a yellow card and a warning. He hasn’t had that opportunity.”

James Lawrie, Moult and Nicky Clee were Altrincham’s match winners.

They now travel to face League Two Burton Albion in round one of the FA Cup.

Weir-Daley and Fairclough will both receive three-match bans for their red cards.