Banished Sturrock fumes at ‘soft’ red
YEOVIL Town boss Paul Sturrock hit out at referee Nicholas Kinseley after he was sent to the stands for protesting against a red card for Glovers striker Shaun Jeffers.
The home side were leading 1-0 through an early Harry Cornick goal when Jeffers was dismissed for a foul on Aaron McGowan on 27 minutes.
After the red card, Yeovil quickly doubled their lead through Omar Sowunmi before Sturrock was sent from the touchline for questioning Jeffers’ sending off.
But the ten men couldn’t hold on after the break as Morecambe mounted a stirring comeback and claimed victory thanks to goals from Aaron Wildig, Andy Fleming, Lee Molyneux and Kevin Ellison.
Sturrock said: “From where I was the sending off looked soft. I think he showed the studs but there was no malice.
“I’m also disappointed he took so long to send him off and seemed to speak to one of their players. I’m not saying he was influenced but it was disappointing.
“The boy hasn’t got that in him, he hasn’t got a tackle in him and now he’s facing a three-match ban.
“After the sending off we matched them for an hour but we didn’t have many options on the bench.”
Morecambe deserved victory for their secondhalf performance, but boss Jim Bentley was not impressed with his side’s display before the interval.
He said:“I thought we were poor in the first half. We made bad decisions, our game management wasn’t good and we looked shell-shocked.
“We tweaked things at half-time, made a change to send on Lee Molyneux and the game turned in our favour. Molyneux did well, he looked sharp in training and showed that in the game .
“The second half was perfect from our point of view.We had to be patient in possession but we got our rewards in the end.”
The home side made a brilliant start as they took the lead after just 62 seconds, Cornick tapping in.
But they suffered a setback on 27 minutes when Jeffers was sent off for a lunging challenge on McGowan.
But the Glovers doubled their lead shortly afterwards as Sowunmi headed in.
But they then had Sturrock sent from the touch line for arguing.
And Morecambe dominated after the interval, pulling a goal back through Wildig’s spectacular volley before Fleming levelled.
The outstanding Molyneux then fired the visitors into the lead with just five minutes left.
And Ellison rounded things off in stoppage time as he converted a cross from Molyneux to settle any nerves.
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