Football:Manager calls time on hot-headed team

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St Brelade under-18 manager Martin Mundy apologised to opponents St Peter and referee Simon Whitaker for the Lloyds TSB Junior League Division II match not finishing but he thought it was the best thing to do at the time as his players had ‘lost their heads’.’I think there was blame on both sides, my players and the referee,’ said Mundy.’I wasn’t happy with what was going on so I decided enough was enough and I pulled my team off.’I was concerned for the safety of Mark Tostevin because he had a cut on his head.

It was bleeding but the referee just told him to stop whinging and moaning and get on with the game.

Mark obviously said something to him because the referee then sent him off.’Soon after a St Peter player puts in a dangerous two-footed tackle on Ryan Morgan and Ryan gets sent off for retaliating; I’m not sure whether he kicked him or stamped on him.’That’s when it all kicked off.

Another of our players was sent off for language and then all the players were running towards the ref.

That’s when I decided enough was enough.’I shall be making a report and sending it to the secretary of the league.’I’d told my players before the game to keep their discipline but they didn’t listen.

If they’d have kept their mouths shut this would never have happened.’I will sort things out inside the club.

I’ve told the players to attend training on Wednesday when we will have a meeting together.

Some of them reacted badly and they may never play for the club again.’St Peter manager Kevin Prue said: ‘My players were innocent, they did nothing wrong.

The referee had no option he had to do what he did.

If players were effing and blinding at me and I was the ref I’d have done exactly the same.’The player who stamped on ours did come and apologise after – but it’s too late then.’Referee Whitaker refused to comment but did confirm that he would be reporting four St Brelade players and the club to the Jersey Football Association’s disciplinary committee.

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