Boro to appeal Hackworth’s red card

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SCARBOROUGH Athletic will appeal the red card skipper Tony Hackworth picked up in Saturday’s NCEL thriller at Hall Road Rangers.

Things turned sour in the closing stages, as Hackworth was sent off along with Hall Road keeper Michael Burling and striker Neil Towler.

The Boro man didn’t seem to do much wrong and Rangers’ Burling confirmed this by presenting Hackworth’s case to referee Mick Bell after the game.

The South Yorkshire official was unmoved though, leaving Boro manager Rudy Funk checking his options.

He said: “It was exactly what I predicted, a proper blood and thunder local derby and I enjoyed every single second of the game.

“The only disappointing thing for me was Tony Hackworth’s sending off.

“Two players came together, and it was strange that everyone else on the park saw one way, but the linesman saw it a different way.

“I went into the referee’s changing room after the game and talked like men, but they were adamant that Tony had gone in with his head.

“I also fetched their keeper, who I can’t thank enough for saying that Tony hadn’t touched him, but the linesman still didn’t change his view.

“I really don’t want to dwell on it, but it is a shame that things like this happen.

“We are definitely putting an appeal in and we will have to see what happens after that.”