Shots Issue Bury Statement

By Mike Wray
Last updated : 04 November 2010

Aldershot Town have issued an official statement regarding their decision not to challenge last weekends refereein decisions against Bury which saw two players given straight red cards, while similar incidents from Bury players were dealt with differently by the referee.

The statement says: "After assessing the incidents that occurred during the npower League Two match versus Bury last Saturday and after taking advice from influential senior authorities within football we decided not to appeal against the dismissals of Marvin Morgan and Darren Jones as it could have incurred further suspensions for both players. The cost of the appeal itself is a deterrent to small Football League clubs such as ourselves. This does not mean that we agree with the decisions. Our stance on the activities of the day remains and we have posted on the official website match highlights covering the key decisions in order for you to view.

On Monday Kevin Dillon held a meeting with the players to discuss the events of the Bury match and told them to draw a line under it. However another matter was brought to Kevin's attention regarding the match Referee. This situation is being dealt with internally and a statement will be passed to the Football Association for further action.

Kevin and the players wish to express their appreciation of the good wishes, kindness and praise from supporters since Saturday's encounter. A real togetherness was detected due to the frustrations that emanated throughout the course of the match and it is important that, as a club, we galvanise this spirit, utilise it for our benefit and take it forward for the rest of the season. The following of our supporters continues to be superb with such enthusiasm and pride in the support of Aldershot Town Football Club. We thank you for your continued support."

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