Still: Justice was done

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still believes justice was done after defender Scott Doe won his appeal for wrongful dismissal.

by MIKE SIMMONDS

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE manager John Still believes justice was done after defender Scott Doe won his appeal for wrongful dismissal.

The 21-year-old centre back was sent off by referee Craig Pawson after 70 minutes of Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Shrewsbury Town for the alleged use of an elbow on Terry Dunfield.

Doe would have faced a three-match ban, but Daggers appealed the decision immediately, and the FA confirmed on Monday that the claim had been upheld, the suspension withdrawn.


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"Terry Harris rang me after the game and said that they were mystified with the decision," said the boss, who was absent from the Prostar after recovering from an operation.

"I watched it on TV on Saturday night and then came in to training on Sunday where we watched it again.

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"We looked at it through the eyes of a referee, as that is how the panel view it, but we still couldn't find any reason for the red card.

"Normally with an elbow, there is some sort of player reaction, but there was no melee or anything.

"The player involved even told the referee that Scott hadn't touched him so we appealed and thankfully common sense has prevailed.

"I'm pleased for Scott too because he has been playing ever so well recently and didn't deserve to miss out for a decision like that."

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