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.