FOOTBALL - McGrath feels 'yellow card would have sufficed' after seeing red in derby defeat - The Bromsgrove Standard

FOOTBALL - McGrath feels 'yellow card would have sufficed' after seeing red in derby defeat

Bromsgrove Editorial 23rd Jan, 2024 Updated: 23rd Jan, 2024   0

MIKE McGrath feels he should not have received a red card in Bromsgrove Sporting’s derby defeat against Redditch United.

McGrath saw red just 15 minutes into the derby clash after puling down Tyrell Skeen-Hamilton just outside the penalty area with the referee adjudging him to be the last defender.

However, Sporting’s player-manager believes there was a covering defender which should have prevented him from seeing red in the 1-0 defeat as Aram Soleman scored the game’s only goal.

McGrath said: “I have to give credit to Matt Clarke and Redditch, they’re up there for a reason and flying high, it was always going to be tough to get a result.

“Going down to 10-men for 75 minutes was always going to be tough, the ball has gone into my channel far too many times in the first 15 minutes which comes down to sloppiness in possession.

“I had my eyes on the ball and was trying my best not to foul him but when someone comes across you and is looking for it, it might be a foul.




“From what I’ve heard, Aaron [Roberts] was covering around and a yellow card would have sufficed.

“It’s frustrating we can defend so well and then concede from a corner, we’ve been solid all season defensively.”


Sporting are now just three points above the Southern League Premier Central relegation zone.

Bromsgrove are next in action away at Halesowen Town on Saturday, January 27 with kick-off at 3pm at The Grove.

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