Morecambe could appeal Kenyon red card

Jim Bentley talks to the press at the Store First Stadium. Picture: Mike Williamson
Jim Bentley talks to the press at the Store First Stadium. Picture: Mike Williamson

Jim Bentley lamented what he thought were refereeing inconsistencies as Alex Kenyon was sent off in Morecambe’s abandoned game at Accrington on Saturday.

The midfielder was dismissed by referee James Adcock shortly before the break for a strong tackle on Peter Murphy, a player Bentley thought was lucky to escape punishment for challenges on Jamie Devitt and Andy Fleming.

The Morecambe boss said: “It was never a sending off, or if it is, the referee’s got to look at the Peter Murphy incidents and there might have been two sendings off. “It’s a typical derby match. I know what Peter Murphy is all about, he’s a whole hearted, honest Scouser who goes about his job in the right way.

“But he came through the back of Jamie Devitt and that could have been a booking and the Andy Fleming tackle looked exactly the same as Alex Kenyon’s.

“But I’ll have to look at it again before I get too involved in it all and I don’t like to talk about referees’ decisions too much at the end of the day.

“That’s not me having a go at Peter Murphy either because I think he’s a cracking player.

“He’s an aggressive player but if he’s not going to get booked for the tackles on Jamie Devitt and Andy Fleming I can’t see why Alex’s is a red card.

“But I don’t want to get too involved in it until I’ve seen it properly.”

Bentley said once he had seen the incident again the club would decide whether to appeal or not.