Apr 7 2012 By Matt Lewis
HAYES & YEADING boss Nas Bashir had no complaints about Dwane Lee’s dismissal in today’s goalless draw with Cambridge United.
The midfielder was shown a straight red card for an 80th minute lunge on Andy Pugh and now faces a lengthy suspension at a crucial time in the season.
But boss Bashir admitted he could understand why referee Robert Merchant decided to give the 32-year-old his marching orders.
He said: “It was a little bit harsh. He’s gone in with two feet and obviously he’s gone over the top of the ball. I don’t think he was anywhere near their player but the referee will see it as a two-footed challenge and that’s why he got a straight red.
“Cambridge came to slow the game down and they knew the type of football that we play. The boys’ attitude today was excellent, we kept a clean sheet and obviously we had 10-men at the end, but with our final piece of work around the penalty area we couldn’t unlock them. Our play was good in certain areas.”
United travel to Kenilworth Road to face Luton Town on Monday.