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

Not appealing! Jason Lee.

Not appealing! Jason Lee.

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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.