Boston Town left seeing red ahead of FA Vase clash

Callum Stocks in action against Kempston.
Callum Stocks in action against Kempston.

Boston Town boss Ian Dunn has been left fuming after seeing his side pick up three red cards in five matches.

However, it isn’t his squad who are feeling Dunn’s wrath, but the match officials.

On Saturday, Nick Jackson was sent off during the Poachers’ 2-1 home defeat to AFC Kempston Rovers.

The previous week Ollie Pinner received his marching orders at Wellingborough, while Liam Bull was sent off in the county cup clash at Spalding United.

With the Poachers leading Kempston 1-0, Jackson - who had already been booked - received his marching orders after a challenge in the penalty area.

“It’s hard to take because it wasn’t a red card, it was a good tackle,” Dunn told The Standard.

“He was the last man, but he got the ball.

“Jacko was already on a yellow card, but if the ref thinks he’s the last man he should get a straight red, not a second yellow.

“That helps us because he gets a one-match ban instead of more, but it just shows the decision isn’t right.

“When their bench tells you the ref won them the game, it’s tough to take.”

Jackson’s ban will not begin until after Saturday’s FA Vase first round proper clash at Long Eaton (KO 3pm).

However, Pinner and Bull will both be absent.

“Pinner’s red card was a joke,” Dunn added.

“He jumped up for a ball and his arm was straight, he didn’t elbow anybody.

“But it’s another decision that goes against us.”

Long Eaton are currently 17th in the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division.