Date: 24th March 2014 at 9:04pm
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Following the narrow one nil loss to Newport in our last game, assistant manager Lee Hodges feels we were very unfortunate to be reduced to ten men and ultimately that changed the game.

Having started brightly before conceding the 8th minute goal to them which proved enough to separate the sides come full time, Hodges thought we were on track to at least get back on level terms and come out of the game with a hard fought point and then hopes of achieving that were dashed as Shamir Goodwin was sent from the pitch whilst challenging for a header.

Video replays have been studied and the assistant told the Official Site that he felt it was harsh at the point, and that opinion hasn’t changed now as it was a shoulder collision with the player focused on the ball not his opposite number.

‘It wasn’t a red card from our point of view. We spoke to young Shamir afterwards and he’s holding his shoulder because that’s what caught him. If you look at the incident, both players have got arms in the air and the referee has guessed. He’s made the wrong decision and it was a game changer.’

Hodges goes on to say that all of the players were disappointed in the dressing room because the least they felt we should’ve deserved from the game was a point, but having been down to ten men for so long, and having dug that deep the defeat feels even worse as all we needed was a stroke of luck in the goal mouth scramble and they would’ve deserved that point for their efforts.

With all that said though, he knows the goal we conceded was very sloppy and gave us everything to do anyway as the last thing we wanted to do was approach 80 odd minutes of the match being one nil down, but there are positives to take and we have to take them and try and make them count for more in the next game out.