Llanelli Town to consider appealing Joe Clarke’s red card says Hill

Llanelli Town boss Andy Hill says the club will appeal Joe Clarke’s red card, which he picked up on Friday.

Both Chris Thomas and Joe Clark were sent off, as the Reds lost to third-placed Barry Town United at Jenner Park.

Experienced referee Bryn Markham-Jones showed the Reds skipper a straight red card just before the hour mark, after a tackle on Troy Greening.

Hill said: “We will review the footage and we’ll look to appeal it and hopefully if it isn’t a red card, they do the honourable thing and rescind it.”

I was totally gobsmacked when he pulled it out of his pocket, I thought it was the other way, the free-kick.

You have got to be 100% certain when you give a red card. I don’t think anybody was in the ground.”

Having initially trailed, academy product Lenny Evans drew the Reds Level, but Clarke’s red card, made the Reds task of securing a point harder, as they were reduced to ten.

Chris Hugh netted with just under ten minutes to go, which then saw Chris Thomas sent off.

Thomas’ red card made it easier for Barry to make space, allowing substitutes Clayton Green and Kayne McLaggon to score.

I thought it was a decent game until the red card. I thought the goals were harsh it the end but that’s football.”

Coming to Jenner Park is always going to be tough. Gavin is a great manager.”

Anthony Finselbach, Joe Clarke, Kurtis March and Joe Clarke have all been shown reds for Llanelli this season.

Clarke had already been shown four yellow cards this season and risked a suspension anyway.

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Llanelli were able to name just three substitutes on Friday evening, with one being substitute goalkeeper Kai Reeds, as they took a depleted squad to Jenner Park.

We are putting round pegs in square holes. Credit the boys though, their application is superb.

“We lose two key ones but two will come back next week. We have got a massive game against Aber next week, where we will be looking to get three points.”

Llanelli’s opponents last Friday are challenging at the top of the table, whilst their next opponents Aberystwyth Town have blown hot and cold this campaign.

Neville Powell’s side had a slender victory over strugglers Llandudno, who Llanelli beat a fortnight ago.

This game has more importance for Llanelli, with the Green & Blacks fancied for relegation by some.

“It is definitely a bigger game, added Hill.

We will be going all out for three points against Aber next week and hopefully, we are still in touch by January.

And if we are, then we will look to push on from there.”

Llanelli Town host Aberystwyth Town at Steboneath Park this coming Friday, as they aim to get off the bottom spot of the JD Welsh Premier League.

(Featured Image: Rhys Skinner)

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