The Football Association has confirmed that Glovers’ midfielder Matt Worthington will serve a one-match ban following his red card on Saturday.
Worthington was booked twice, with the second caution being given for simulation as Yeovil searched for a second goal.
After the match, Josh Staunton said he didn’t think Worthington was the sort of player to dive, whilst Halifax manager Chris Millington also questioned the officiating, telling the Halifax Courier;
“It’s interesting when a referee’s getting booed off by a team who are desperate for wins and they’ve just had a 1-0 from a penalty he’s given, so it shows what a poor game he’s had.
“I didn’t see the penalty clear enough but the lads tell me it was never a pen.
“And their lad getting sent-off, from what I could see, looked like a strange decision”
Post match, Worthington – who also scored the only goal of the game – tweeted:
Buzzing with the result and the goal. thank the lads for digging in and getting three points, but very disappointed being accused of diving that’s not me as a person and something I would never do. Thanks for your messages? @YTFC
— matthew worthington (@mattyworthy88) November 26, 2022
Worthington will miss next Saturday’s game against Bromley but be available again for the home game against Scunthorpe.
The FA has also confirmed that manager Mark Cooper was also the recipient of a Yellow Card, which means both he and his predecessor Chris Hargreaves have found their way into the referee’s note book.
For the record, full-back Jamie Reckord is only one yellow card away from a two-match suspension, he picked up his ninth booking of the season in the win over the Shaymen, whilst defender Ben Richards-Everton and playmaker Lawson D’Ath are one yellow card away from a one-game ban. D’Ath has been an unused substitute in the past two matches.
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