Darren Sarll will be reporting referee Sunny Gill after Yeovil Town midfielder Dale Gorman was left with a cut on his head from an incident just seconds before the equaliser for Wrexham in today’s 2-1 defeat at Huish Park.

The manager described the decision to “poor play” with the Northern Irishman on the ground and Tom Knowles seemingly fouled in the build up to the equaliser scored on the hour by the visitors’ Paul Mullin.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, Sarll said: “I think the officials have to be very careful when they don’t put the health of players at the forefront of their minds.

“Dale has got cut on his head, so I will report him for that. That was poor play and Dale would have been in that hole that Mullin found himself in.

“I think that was their first shot on target and when you look at who it was that took the attempt, you realise there’s a calibre to goal-scoring and he (Mullin) certainly has that.

Now, according to guidance issued to referees: “Play is stopped if, in their opinion, a player is seriously injured or receives a head injury.” One can therefore only assume that Mr Gill did not think Gorman’s injury was to his head.

Despite the defeat, his sides six consecutive loss which means they are still looking for their first points of 2022, Sarll said he could not criticise his team and described the reception they received from supporters as “mind-blowing.

He said: “I thought we pressed the ball very well, the tempo was insane at times and the only tactical criticisms are the defending of crosses and the finishing, because we could have been high and dry.

We had some clear chances and that is good because we have not made many this year, today there was good creativity in the side, the dribblers and the ball carriers were outstanding.

We deserved to win the game on performance or at least get a point, but that is why I say these are the worst ones to explain.

He pointed to the departure of midfielder-turned-defender Josh Staunton after 76 minutes as a major blow. He limped off and was replaced by Alex Bradley meaning Mark Little, playing his first league game of the season, had to move in to an unfamiliar role in the middle of defence.

Sarll said: “The subs made us a bit disjointed and losing Staunton was huge because he stitches a lot of what we do together, then Mark (Little) had to play centre half.

“He shouldn’t have been on the pitch after an hour, he should have been off, he deserves a lot of credit for doing what he did.

“It disjointed our defensive structure and no blame on the individuals who came in to those positions but it just disjointed our defensive positions and flow.”

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